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THOMAS SANFORD 

THE EMIGRANT TO NEW ENGLAND 

ANCESTRY, LIFE AND 
_ . DESCENDANTS 



[1632-4] 



SKETCHES OF FOUR OTHER PIONEER SANFORDS 

AND SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS 

IN APPENDIX, WITH MANY 

ILLUSTRATIONS 



BY 



CARLTON E. SANFORD 

Author "?TF" 



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"EARLY HISTORY OF HOPKINTON, N. Y." 
'LETTERS. ESSAYS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES' 



VOL. I 



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THE TUTTLE COMPANY. PRINTERS 
RUTLAND, VERMONT 



Copyright 1911^^ 
By C. E. Sanforo 
Potsdam, N. Y. 



Mien County Public Library 
900 Webster Street 




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Assistance Acknowledged - 

Census of U. S., 1790 

Coats of Arms 

Descendants of the Four Sons 

Eighth Generation - 

Eleventh Generation 

English Lineage, Tables 

Fifth Generation 

First Generation 

Fourth Generation - 

Genealogies (Others) 

Generations of Each Son - 

Goflfe, William 

Hartford, Settlement of 

Hatfield Broad Oak - 

Hatfield Forest 

Key to this "Work - 

Kibbe, James A. 

Lawyers (Prominent) 

Lineage, Kecords of - 

Loving Brother's Agreement 

Medieval Origins of the Sanfords 

Milford, Settlement of 

Milford, Village of - 

Much Hadham 

Ninth Generation 

Oldest Seat of Sanfords 

Pioneers, Arrival of - 

Pioneers, Eelationship of 

Pioneer Sanfords 

Plan of the Work - 

Preface (Story of the Work) 

Pynehon, William - 

Becords of Lineage 

Regicides, Whalley and Goflfe 

Eelationship Chart - - . . 

Religious Family - . -. . 

Sanrords (Miscellaneous),— 

Abigail (Letters of) - 

Coats of Arms - - . . 

Centennial, Cornwall, Vt. 

Emigrants - . . . 

Ephraim (Inventory Estate) - 

Ephraim (Son's Loving Agreement) 

Ezekiel (Valley Forge Letter) 

Garry (Letter of) 

Oldest Seat of - 

Old, Original Papers of 

Origin (English) 

Relationship of - - . 

Samuel, Jr. (Ante Nuptial) - 

Samuel, Jr. (Confession) 

Seal on (Lemuel's Will) 

Stephen (Monument to) 

Tradition - . . . 

Sanfords (Pioneer and English) 

Andrew (Pioneer) - ' . 

Ezekiel (Father of Pioneers) 



- 10 

- 1324 

- 53 
si 

- 292 

- 1240 

- 52 

- 112 

- 86 

- 100 

- 1333 

xi 

- 79 

- 74 

- 41 

- 42 

- 86 

- 83 
ix 

- 63 

- 96 

- 13 

- 74 

■ 83 
35 

■ 543 

61 

76 

66 

1333 

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70 

63 

79 

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- 455 

- 53 

- 825 

- 63 

- 95 

- 96 

- 168 

- 253 

- 61 

- 1321 

- 13 

- 66 

- 131 

- 130 
57-112 

- 109 

- 62 

- 1352 
27-38-1399 



THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 



Henry (Pioneer) ....... 1393 

James (Pioneer) ....... 1398 

John (Pioneer) ....... 1386 

Nathaniel (Pioneer) ....... 1398 

Richard (Head of Family) - - - - - - 23 

Richard (Pioneer) - ' - - - - - - 1394 

Robert (Pioneer) ....... 1335 

Thomas (Grandfather of Pioneers) - - . - -25-35 

William (Pioneer) ....... I3i96 

Zachary (Uncle of Pioneers) ■ - - ... - 27 

Zaehary (Pioneer) ..-...- 1380 

Sanford Soldiers, — 

In Revolution -.------ 1315 

In War of 1832 ....... 1316 

In Civil War ........ 1317 

From New York State .------ 1319 

Sanford, Thomas, — 

Birth of - - - - - - - - - 39 

Arrival of - - - - - - - 67 and 76 

A Deputy ........ 80 

Herdsman - - - - - - - - 68 

In America - - - - - - - - 60 



In Dorchester, Mass. 
In Milford, Conn. 
Inventory of 
Memorial of 



68-72 
78 



83 

Old Deed of - - - - - - - - 81 

Read and Write ....... 78 

Will of - - - - - - - - - 87 

Sanfords in V. S. Census of 1790 ..-.-- 1324 

Sanfords, Very Old Papers of ----- - 13^1 

Second Generation -------- 90 

Settlers, Trials of - - - - - - - - 73 

Seventh Generation -.------ 190 

Sixth Generation --....-- 140 

Stanstead Mountfitchet 

- 935 
91 

- 73 

- 1313 

Warner, Andrew, Emigrant - - ' - - - - 66 
Wills of,— 

Damaris Sandford - - - - - - - 29 

John Warner ■ - - - - - - - 40 

Lemuel Sanford ....... 112 

Richard Sanford ....... 47 

Rychard Saunforde - - - - - - - 24 

Stephen Sanford ....... no 

Thomas Sanford ....... 31 

Thomas Sanford - - - - - - - 87 



Tenth Generation 
Third Generation 
Trials of Early Settlers 
Twelfth Generation 



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Carlton E. Sanford, No. 9805, Photogravure - - - Frontispiece Vol. 1 

Eolliu Sanford, No. 2197, Plwtogravure - Frontispiece Vol. 2 
Much Hadham, Hertford Co., England, — 

Old Cottage in ------- 24 

Main Street in - - - - - - - - 30 

Church Yard in ------- 34 

Stanstead Mountfitehet, Essex Co.. England, — 

Parish Church in - - - - - - - 46 

Old Part of Village --.... 50 

Arms of Sandfords, — 

Of Essex County, England - - - - - - .54 

Of Shropshire County, England ----- 54 

Of Ehode Island ------- 55 

Seal on Lemuel Sanfonl 's Will ----- .55 

Milford, Connecticut, — 

-\ncieut Map of - - - - - - - 74 

First Meeting House ------ 78 

Plan of Meeting House - - - - - - 78 

Memorial Bridge ------- g2 

Thomas Sanford (Pioneer), Old Deed of - - - - - 80 

Samuel Sanford, Old Deed of - - - - - - 92 

.A.aron Sanford, Residence ------- 198 

Ezra Sanford (No. 6S5) ------ 222 

Truman Sanford (No. 103.3) - - - - - - 278 

Silence (Tuttle) Sanford (No. 1033) ----- 278 

Rev. Hawley Sanford (No. 1210) - - - - - - 308 

Rev. Aaron K. Sanford (No. 2958) ----- 308 

Thomas Sanford (No. 1262) - - - - - - 318 

Frederick Burr Sanford (No. 1302) ----- 324 

John W. Sanford (No. 1410) - - - - - - 340 

.John Sanford (No. 1416) ------ 342 

George W. Sanford (No. 1633) - - - - - - 370 

Ferdinand Doan Sanford (No. 8046) ----- 370 

John Aldeu Sanford (No. S04S) - - - - - - 370 

Winthrop Sanford (No. 8049) ------ 370 

William W. Sanford (No. 8050) - - - - - - 370 

William Moore Sanford (No. 1635) ----- 372 

Pierson E. Sanford (No. 1637) - - - - - - 374 

Thomas Sanford (No. 1737) ------ 390 

Samuel Thomas Woods Sanford (No. 1915) ... - 412 

Benjamin Franklin Sanford (No. 1947) - - - - 416 

Lucinda (GrifiSn) Sanford (No. 1947) ..... 415 

Thomas J. Sanford (No. 1980) ------ 422 

Israel C. Sanford (No. 4682) - - - - - - 422 

Imos Hurd Sanford (No. 1981) ----.. 404 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



Letitia (Mitchell) Sanford (No. 1981) - - - - - 424 

Lerov V. Sanford (No. 4690) ------ 426 

Elam Sanford (No. 2034) - - - - - - - 428 

Dr. Charles E. Sanford (No. 2058) ----- 432 

Hon. Isaac R. Sanford (No. 2125) - - - - - -442 

Homestead of Isaac R. Sanford . . . . . 442 

Daniel Sanford (No. 2176) - - - - - - 448 

Dotha (Peek) Sanford (No. 2176) ----- 448 

Juliette (Sanford) Holly (No. 5046) - - - - - 448 

Horatio Sanford (No. 5048) ------ 448 

Ozias Sanford (No. 5050) - - - - - - - 448 

Franklin S. Holley (No. 9778) - - - - - - 448 

Col. Jonah Sanford (No. 2178) - - - - - - 450 

John Sanford (No. 2180) .--..- 458 

Anna (Peek) Sanford (No. 2180) - - - - - - 458 

Edgar Sanford (No. 507S) ------ 453 

Minerva (Tilden) Sanford (No. 5078) - - - - -458 

Harrison E. Sanford (No. 9848) ----- 458 

Mary (Sanford) Flanders (No. 9849) - - - - - 458 

Mary Ann (Sanford) Beecher (No. 2183) - - - - 460 

Julius M. Beecher (No. 5094) ------ 460 

Permelia (Sanford) Hill (No. 2177) ----- 462 

.Julina (Sanford) Delong (No. 2185) ----- 452 

Betsey (Sanford) Pond (No. 2186) ----- 4«2 

Ehoda Ann (Sanford) Cowles (No. 2195) - - - - - 464 

Clarinda (Sanford) Harrison (No. 2196) - . - - 464 

Ozias Sanford (No. 2179) ...... 466 

J. Veloren Sanford (No. 5075) ------ 466 

Dr. George "Willis Sanford (No. 2284) - - - - - 482 

Ada Letitia (Eno) Sanford (No. 2284) - - - - 482 

Rev. David Sanford (No. 2352) - - - - - - 496 

Hon. Francis Asbury Sanford (No. 2956) - - - - 578 

Lucy Hawley (Knapp) Sanford (No. 2956) - - - - 578 

David Burge Sanford (No. 2959) ----- 582 

Isaac Piatt Sanford (No. 3337) - - - - - - 618 

Mary Jennings (Royall) Sanford (No. 3337) - - - - 618 

Edward Jackson Sanford (No. 3401) - - - - - 626 

Hon. Stephen Sanford (No. 3412) ----- 630 

S. Sanford & Son's, Carpet Mills ------ 632 

Lieut. William H. Sanford (No. 3612) ----- 652 

David Sanford (No. 3742) . - - - - - - 668 

Ezra Sanford (No. 1608) ------ 680 

John Crowel Sanford (No. 3871) - - - - - - 680 

Edward Lewis Sanford (No. 8003) ----- 680 

Sidney H. Sanford (No. 3889) - - - - - - 682 

Lansing H Sanford (No. 3899) - - . - . 684 

Hon. F. V. Sanford (No. 3902) - - - - - - 684 

George A. Sanford (No. 3903) ■--... 684 

John W. Sanford (No. 3905) - - - - - 684 



ILLUSTEATIONS 



690 
692 



808 
808 
808 
808 



Francis B. Sanford (No. 3906) 684 

James Everett Saaford (No. 3907) 686 

Charles Van Wyck Sanford (No. 3908) ... - 

Eev. Ezra Terry Sanford (No. 3910) - . . - 

William Moore Sanford, Jr. (No. 3912) .... 

Raymond P. Sanford (No. 8056) - - - . - - - 694 

WUliam N. Sanford (No. 8059) .... - 694 
Ezra B. Sanford (No. 8060) ...--- 694 

James W. Sanford (No. 8062) 694 

VOL. II. 

Calvin C. Sanford (No. 4964) - 808 

Mary Denny (Brown) Sanford (No. 4964) - - - - 808 

William L. Sanford (No. 9714) 808 

Thomas F. Sanford (No. 9715) . - - - - 

Kufus B. Sanford (No. 9716) ■ 

Edwin C. Sanford (No. 9717) . - . - - 

Laura Sanford (No. 9718) -.---- 

Hugh A. Sanford (No. 9719) - - - - - - 808 

John C. Sanford (No. 9720) - 808 

Mary L. Sanford (No. 9721) - - - - - - 808 

Hon' Jonah Sanford, Jr. (No. 5063) ----- 816 

Clarinda (Eisdon) Sanford (No. 5063) - - - - - 818 

Alice Clarinda (Sanford) Shepard (No. 9807) - - - 818 

SDas H. Sanford (No. 9806) - - - - - - 820 

Hon. Patrick H. Sanford (No. 5077) ----- 822 

Daniel Sanford (No. 5086) - - - - - " - 826 

Dr. Addison Sanford Thayer (No. 10442) - - - - 874 

Eev. Arthur B. Sanford (No. 6714) - - - - - 962 

Prof. Myron E. Sanford (No. 6715) . - - - - 962 

Hon. John Sanford (No. 7341) .-.--- 1012 

Eev. Elias B. Sanford (No. 8379) .... - 1074 

Sarah Ann (Sanford) Eood (No. 9542) . - - - - 1128 

Jesse A. Eood (No. 13545) ------ 1128 

Joseph Francis Sanford (No. 4888) ... - - 1130 

George Pinckney Sanford (No. 9555) - . - - - 1130 

Arthur L. Sanford (No. 13563) - - " - - - - 1130 

Raymond P. Sanford (No. 13564) .... - 1130 

Harriet B. (Sanford) Eastman (No. 5070) .... 1154 

Cora A. (Holley) Preston (No. 9780) - . - - - 1154 

Sarah E. (Sanford) Lane (No. 9789) .... - 1154 

Abbie S. (Brooks) Landers (No. 9802) .... 1154 

Lillian A. (KeUogg) Pert (No. 9863) . - - - - 1154 

Gapt. Henry T. Sanford (No. 9790) ----- 1156 

Herbert Jonah Sanford (No. 9808), Photogravure - - - 1158 

Eollin O. Sanford (No. 5068) ------ 1160 

Eollin Jonah Sanford (No. 9816) - - - - - - 1160 

Joseph Benjamin Sanford (No. 9992) - - - - 1174 

Judge Edward Sanford (No. 42) - - - - - - 1384 



^am ^avmh — pia« flf ttjr Work 

The Genealogy is built up by generations from Thomas San- 
ford, the Founder of the Family, he being the first generation, 
his children the second, all his grand children the third and so on 
to the end. 

This method of course brings all the descendants of the Four 
Sons of Thomas of each generatian compactly together. 

In any and in every generation the descendants of Ezekiel 
(oldest son) come first, followed in order by the descendants of 
Samuel, Thomas and Ephraim. This of course separates the 
descendants of each of the Four Sons. 

For example, the descendants of Ephraim, fourth son o^ 
Thomas, are the last given in the seventh generation, (as they are 
the last given in every generation) and they are separated from 
his (Ephraim 's) descendants of the eighth generation by the 
descendants of his three older brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel and 
Thomas preceding and intervening. 

Since some may feel a closer and warmer tie of relationship 
to those who spring from the same Son of Thomas as themselves, 
the following tables have been prepared, telling and giving not 
only the pages but the numbers, where all the descendants of each 
of the Four Sons can readily be found. 

To tell anywhere in the work which Son's descendants you 
are reading, just look at the first preceding descent east (lineage 
line in italics), and the next to the last ■name there given, will be 
either Ezekiel, Samuel, Thomas or Ephraim, which, of course, tells 
you whose descendants they are. 

The generation number, all through the work, is shown by 
the caption of the right hand page, and also by the superior (small) 
figure given with the first child in every family. 

The plan, when once understood, will be found quite simple. 



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AU the Descendants of Ezekiel Sanford will be found between 
the following pages and numbers: 





Pages. 


Numbers. 


No. of . 

Descendants. 


Third Generation 


91— 92 


8— 14 


7 


Fourth Generation 


100— 103 


48— 82 


35 


Fifth Generation 


112— 119 


156— 231 


76 


Sixth Generation 


140— 158 


448- 686 


239 


Seventh Generation.... 


190— 223 


1109— 1639 


531 


Eighth Generation 


292— 375 


2688- 3921 


1234 


Ninth Generation 


543— 688 


6198— 8071 


1874 


Tenth Generation 


935—1052 


11224—12611 


1388 


Eleventh Generation.... 


1240—1268 


14825—15112 


288 


Twelfth Generation .... 


1311—1311 


15573—15584 


12 






Total 


5684 



All the Descendants of Samuel Sanford will be found between 
the following pages and numbers: 





Pages. 


Numbers. 


No. of 
Descendants. 


Third Generation 


92— 93 


17— 22 


6 


Fourth Generation 


103— 104 


83— 100 


18 


Fifth Generation 


119— 123 


232— 288 


57 


Sixth Generation 


158— 163 


687— 761 


75 


Seventh Generation.... 


223— 234 


1640— 1787 


148 


Eighth Generation 


375— 397 


3922— 4241 


320 


Ninth Generation 


688— 724 


8072— 8563 


492 


Tenth Generation 


1053—1085 


12612—13026 


415 


Eleventh Generation 


1268—1277 


15113—15202 


90 






Total 


1621 



All the Descendants of Thomas Sanford will be found between 
the following pages and numbers : 





Pages. 


Numbers. 


No. of 
Descendants. 


Third Generation 


93— 94 


23— 32 


10 


Fourth Generation 


104r— 106 


101— 133 


33 


Fifth Generation 


123— 129 


289— 385 


97 


Sixth Generation 


163— 174 


762— 905 


144 


Seventh Generation.... 


234r— 250 


1788— 2096 


309 


Eighth Generation 


397— 438 


4242— 4884 


643 


Ninth Generation 


724— 793 


8564— 9534 


971 


Tenth Generation 


1085—1127 


13027—13535 


509 


Eleventh Generation.... 


1277—1279 


15203—15220 


18 






Total 


2734 



DESCENDANTS OF THE FOUR SONS 



All the Descendants of Ephraim Sanford will be found between 
the foUowiBg pages and numbers : 





Pages. 


Numbers. 


No. of 
Descendants. 


Third Generation 


94— 99 


33— 39 


7 


Fourth Generation 


106— 111 


134— 155 


22 


Fifth Generation 


130— 139 


386— 447 


62 


Sixth Generation 


174— 189 


906— 1108 


203 


Seventh Generation. . . . 


250— 291 


2097— 2687 


591 


Eighth Generation 


438— 542 


4885— 6197 


1313 


Ninth Generation 


793— 934 


9535—11223 


1689 


Tenth Generation 


1127—1239 


13536—14824 


1289 


Eleventh Generation. . . . 


1279—1310 


15221—15572 


352 


Twelfth Generation 


1311—1313 


15585—15602 


18 






Total 


5546 



frpfarr 



Ever since I was a bay on ray father's farm i have been 
curious and anxious to know of my ancestors, whence they came, 
where they lived and died and what they were. As a boy I often 
asked my father about them, but since he was born far removed 
from the parent nest, Connecticut, I got but little help from him. 
Boy that I was I knew not how to learn of the family, and as I 
grew up cares and duties pressed, I must admit, these longings 
and desires to one side. Still, I hoped all the while that someone 
would undertake the task and compile a genealogical history of the 
Thomas Sanford family. From all that I could learn it was a 
large one and a good one, and deserving of a written history. 

A Limited Work at First 

In the -'Early History of HopHnton, N. Y." (1903), I found 
it necessary to give the families of Hon. Jonah Sanford (my grand- 
father) and Benjamin, his brother, two of the pioneers of the town. 
and I then decided that as soon as possible I would compile a genea- 
logical history of the descendants of Jonah Sanford of Litchfield. 
Ct, my great, great, grandfather, with as much data and informa- 
tion as I coiUd gather readily as to Thomas Sanford, the Pioneer. 

Accordingly, in 1905 I began the work. I already had a little 
early data of the family, mostly obtained some years previous from 
Mrs. Rhoda S. Cowles, of Morris, Ct., an enthusiastic Sanford 
and most estimable lady, who died in 1893, aged ninety-two years. 
I had not been so very long in the work when I saw from the 
data that was coming to me outside the scope of the work I had 
planned that it should not be a limited work, but, instead, as full 
a genealogy- of Thomas Sanford as could be gathered,' and I 
accordingly changed my plans to that end. Had I then known what 
a task was before me, what I now know with the work nearly com- 
pleted, I feel certain that I should not have done so. But'l did, 
and now that I have passed through it, lived through it, I have no 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



regrets to oft'er, and am glad I did change the plan since the family 
has thereby secured, what it has long sought and earned, a pretty 
full and complete genealogy. 

The scope of the work decided upon, I sought out Sanfords in 
every way known to me, in newspapers, mercantile reports, direc- 
tories, census reports, etc., sending to all circulars stating what I 
proposed to do and asking for help. The responses for a time 
were so few and infrequent that I confess, I was more or less dis- 
couraged. In this dilemma I engaged from time to time several 
expert genealogists who searched a good part of the western half of 
Connecticut (a great Sanford field) and many places in other 
states. This brought me a great amount of Sanford data, family 
records, etc., and put me on the track of living descendants in many 
instances. These found, the field began slowly to open, unfold and 
broaden and to continue to do so to this time, taking in nearly all 
the northern states, Canada and some of the southern states. 

Reaching these actual living representatives of the Connecticut 
pioneers and Sanford families, I found a great many, but not all, 
quite willing to help me to the extent of their ability. Indeed, I 
came across quite a number who had in previous years gathered 
considerable data as to their immediate families, all of which they 
most freely and willingly turned over to me for my use. Several of 
these were of exceedingly great help. Everywhere, I found, what 
pleased me most of all, great pride in the family and an earnest 
desire to have a genealogy prepared. In several cases where I 
found "bunches" of Sanford data in the hands of those outside the 
family I bought it. I have spared no means where the result looked 
promising. 

Need of an Assistant 

Early in the work I discovered that with my own labors which 
I could not neglect, upon my hands, (President of The People's 
Bank) it would be utterly impossible for me to look after all the 
correspondence, detail, study of relationship and building of the 
genealogy, and so employed Miss Margaret Eastman for a time, 
and then Miss Rose W. Eastman, who has, day in and day out, 
for now nearly four years, most faithfully, carefully and skill- 
fully toiled upon the work and for which I wish here to make public 
acknowledgment. 



PREFACE 5 

• Other Attempts to Get Out a Genealogy 

When I began this work I knew that Horatio Gates Sanford, of 
Gloucester, Mass., had worked more or less from 1880 to 1890 
gathering data for a genealogy and that he had died with it incom- 
plete and unfinished. I early went to Dorchester to make a deal for 
the data he had gathered but was unable to do so. In August, 1909, 
after I had been at work for nearly four years, I succeeded in pur- 
chasing all the papers, memoranda and data gathered by him. 
What he had secured which I had not already obtained, has been 
incorporated into this work. Though I did not get very much from 
this data which I did not already have, I did find among the papers 
a large number of very old and interesting deeds, papers and writ- 
ings belonging to Ephraim Sanford and his immediate descendants, 
which settled several perplexing questions. The paper of greatest 
value and unqualified interest to all the living descendants of 
Thomas Sanford was a deed by him to his son Ephraim dated March 
28, 1674, two hundred and thirty-six years ago and still legible. But 
few people now living can boast of the autograph signature of an 
ancestor who came to this country only fourteen years after the 
Pilgrims. A fac-simile of this old deed is given with the article on 
Thomas Sanford in America. Others of said old papers are par- 
ticularly mentioned in the family of Ephraim and others to which 
the reader is referred. 

I learn during my work that no less than three other attempts 
have been made in the past fifty years or so to get out a genealogy 
of the family, thus proving a sentiment that it was worthy of one. 
How many attempts were made prior to this I do not learn. All of 
them quit, gave it up, presumably owing to the great expense, time 
and labor required. 

Efforts to Learn Our English Lineage 

But what probably is of more moment and interest to Sanforda 
generally is the lineage and home of our ancestor in England. In 
the past hundred years various stories have been put afloat as to 
his ancestry, but none of them will stand the test of investigation 
or even close scrutiny. From the beginning of my work I have 
pursued my researches in England at heavy expense, hoping to 
learn our ancestor's parentage and whence he came. I am indeed 
pleased, even happy, to have met, though at the eleventh hour, with 
final and signal success in the effort, and I am sure all Saefords 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



everj^where will rejoice with me that our parentage and home in 
England have at last,, after more than two hundred and fifty years 
of doubt and obscurity, been brought to light. (See articles, by 
Mr. Hoppin and by the writer for fuller particulars.) 

Not a Complete or Perfect Genealogy 

The work is not. I am quite well aware, a complete, much less 
perfect genealogy of Thomas Sanford. To make such a work at 
this late date is utterly impossible. I have, however, worked out 
nearly all the early descendants, at least all of them where any 
clue or help was obtainable. The Sanfords were continually emi- 
grating from Connecticut north into Vermont ; west into the eastern 
part of New York, then into central New York and then on west. 
Quite a number left home so abruptly or went so far away or kept 
on moving from place to place westward that no clue to them is 
now obtainable. When a descendant of one of these is found in 
the west he can seldom give his lineage farther back than grand- 
father, which often lacks a generation or two of taking him to the 
parent nest to make his membership in the family certain. How- 
ever, by persistent and unflagging effort following up every clue, 
I have run down, so to speak, and placed a great number, as my 
upward of sixteen thousand people, born Sanfords, fuUy attests. 
I could have added a considerable number of families of whom 
I learned or got trace, and to whom I wrote, in some cases many 
times-, had they responded and helped me. Some of them, no 
doubt, thought that my effort was a money making scheme on 
my part, while others were too thoughtless and too indifferent 
to even make up their own family record. All such have no one 
to blame but themselves that they are not recorded herein. 

Then, too, I feel that I should say that a very large part of the 
sketches of the dead, and of the living, in the work were prepared 
by me either from personal knowledge, from notes furnished, or 
from records, obituaries, sermons etc., published on the decease of 
the parties. 

Though the work has a great many sketches, I sought by cir- 
cular and letter appeal to get further and other sketches, since 
the story of one's life, telling how he lived and what he did is always 
of interest and should be preserved, but many of the people 
appealed to were too thoughtless or too modest to help me. 



PREFACE t 

There' are' a few sketches', however, of the dead, and also of 
the living, that were prepared of the former by their descendants, 
and of the latter by themselves or close friends. 

Reason Why Two Year Dates Given 

All through the early years, as will be noticed, two year dates 
are often given of births, baptisms, dates of contracts, etc. This 
arose from the fact that down to the year 1754, the ecclesiastical 
year began March 25, while the civil year began on the first day of 
January. Thus many people being in doubt which was the correct 
year gave both, as 1654-5. 

Other Pioneers — Confusion in Names 

Added to the ordinary difficulties of a genealogical work going 
back over two and a half centuries, I quite often met great and 
perplexing problems of placing and determining Sanford data that 
I obtained, due very often to the fact that there were four other 
Pioneer Sanfords in the State of Connecticut as early as 1640 be- 
sides our Thomas, another in Rhode Island and Richard in Boston 
with at least three sons. The trouble was intensified also by the 
fact that four of the Connecticut Sanfords gave the same names 
to many of their children. (See article on Thomas.) It was surpris- 
ing, however, to find so little data belonging to the other Pioneers. 
Nearly all the Sanfords I came across were descendants of Thomas, 
who, with his wife, must have been of good rich blood. That the 
descendants of Thomas Sanford were numerous and vigorous and 
patriotic as well, is clearly shown by the fact that of the thirty-nine 
Sanfords shown by "Connecticut Men in the Revolution" to "have 
taken part in that struggle, twenty-nine of them were descendants 
of our Thomas Sanford. 

Errors and Mistakes 

Nor do I doubt that there are many errors and mistakes in the 
work, very likely a good many. I certainly have done my best to 
make it as accurate as I could, sparing not labor or expense in that 
effort. Not often, indeed seldom, would the same data from 
different sources agree as to dates and even names. Those finding 
minor errors or even important errors, I ask, under these circum- 
stances and the difficulties of the situation, to be as considerate and 



THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 



generous as is possible. I have worked long upon it, faithfully, if 
not well, and I am greatly wearied by it. 

I further ask all readers of the work who discover any errors to 
write me of them, and also to send me any new, further and 
additional family data that I have failed to secure, making it clear 
and plain where it should come in. If sufficient corrections and new 
data be sent to me to warrant it, I will print a supplementary pam- 
phlet to be sent to the owners of the work, or preserve the same 
for a new edition of the genealogy. 

After all I feel and believe that I have secured about all the 
family data that is fairly and reasonably obtainable, and made a 
grand base for a more perfected genealogy in the future by the 
Sanford Association organized in 1906 by Rev. B. T. Sanford of 
New York city, Rev. E. B. Sanford of New York city, and 
Rev. A. B. Sanford, of Long Island City, moved and induced thereto 
by my inauguration of this work. The Assoeiation has now held 
four annual conventions with flattering success. All Sanfords by 
blood or name should aid and attend these conventions when 
possible. 

A Religious Family 

The family I have found in over four years of study, has 
been quite devout and religious, furnishing many ministers of the 
Gospel all through the years to the present time. Thomas, the 
Pioneer, and his wife were members of the church. Among the 
Sanfords by name who obtained more or less prominence as minis- 
ters, I may name David (418), David (999), Joseph (1101), Hawley 
(1210), Aaron K. (2958), David L. (7225), Elias B. (8379), and of 
Sanford blood, Thomas F. Davies (3056). 

A Patriotic Family 

In patriotism and loyalty to the country the family takes high 
rank. As will be seen in scanning the work quite a large number 
were in the war of the Revolution, the War of 1812 and particu- 
larly in the Great Civil War. The names of all these soldiers, 
so far as I have been able to ascertain them, will be found in the 
rear part of the work, arranged in alphabetical order with their 
respective pages in the work. 



PREFACE • ' 9 

Prominent Lawtees 

There were and are, many in the family who gave and are, 
giving their attention to the law, some of whom gained consider- 
able distinction, to wit : — 

Jonathan R. (523), Judge David C. (2234), Lemuel (1260), 
Judge Patrick H. (5077), Judge Charles F. (5256), Judge Edward 
I. (5263), Judge Edward T. (7318) and OrviUe H. Piatt (3283). 

Successful Business IVIen 

But it as business men that the family has shown the greatest 
capacity and achieved the greatest distinction. All the four sons 
of Thomas and he himself, proved themselves men of industry, 
frugality and good judgment. But it is in recent years that mem- 
bers of the family have shown great business capacity. Among 
these I will mention: — 

Capt. Stephen (139), John (1416), Levi (1643), early manu- 
facturer of the pitchfork, Thomas (1737), earliest maufacturer of 
matches, Benjamin F. (1947), John C. (2189), Henry J. (2190), 
RoUin (2197), Hervey (2252), Sewall (2347), Henry (2946), 
Glover (1113), Edward J. (3401), William E. (3406), Stephen 
(3412), Orman (3935), inventor of fish plate, Milton H. (5536), 
Edwards S. (5537), John (7341), Henry S. (3408), Jonah, Jr. 
(5063). 

I will, I trust, be pardoned for not giving the names of others, 
that should be in the list of ministers, soldiers, lawyers and busi- 
ness men which I have failed to note. 

Trials and Pleasures op the Work 

The work though tedious, trying and taxing, has afforded me 
great pleasure as the picture unfolded, and as I, from time to time, 
secured information, which for months it seemed impossible to get- 
No one not having done such work has any idea of the patience, 
application and persistence required to prosecute such a task. But 
for the kindly words and generous help that I received when I be- 
gan and as the work progressed, I fear I should have abandoned 
the undertaking. This sympathy and help with the attendant 
■growth of the work from week to week and month to month stimu- 
lated and pushed me on. No one who has not "taken a hand" in 
such work, can be fully conscious of the pride that comes to one 
as his work grows, develops and fills up, as he every now and then 



THE THOMAS SAJSTFORD FAMILY 



steals from the darkness- of the past, a name, or it may be a family 
fast sinking into historical oblivion. To do this fills one with the 
thought that he has done something, accomplished something, saved 
something. 

And all this, too, with no thought of gain or even full reward 
other than an unknown and unlisped "Thank you" now and then, 
here and there about the country and especially in the years to come. 
Perhaps that is sufficient. It will have to suffice at any rate. 

And with it all comes to me the conviction that it is a pretty 
good family. I have not come across a felon or any one imprisoned 
for crime. The work is filled, as those who scan its pages will 
observe with the names of grand and noble men and women, with 
many teachers, ministers, legislators, lawyers, judges, and success- 
ful business men, some of whom have attained distinguished prom- 
inence in their respective fields of labor. 

Acknowledgment op Assistance 

I would like to express my thanks to all who have so kindly 
aided and assisted me, but it would take too great space. I must, 
however, express my obligations to some of those who have taken 
a deep interest in the work and aided me very much. Among 
those I would name, to wit : 

Frank E. Sanford, Mrs. F. A. Sanford (See Andrew's family 
in Appendix), Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Daniels, Mrs. Sarah E. Lane, 
Charles E. P. Sanford, Rev. Arthur B. Sanford, Miss Alice I. San- 
ford, Miss Kate W. Fay, Mrs. Emma Brayton, Mrs. Charles Arm- 
strong, George E. Baldwin, Mrs. Laura Smith, Mrs. Medora Todd, 
Mrs. Sarah E. Headley, Charles H. Woodruff, Ferdinand V. San- 
ford, Mrs. Frances Nelson, Mrs. Frank Powers, Charles M. Jarvis, 
Dr. Arthur F. Bissell, Miss Katherine W. Sanford, Rev. David A. 
Sanford, Howard S. Abbott, Leroy V. Sanford, Geo. W. Sanford, 
George Sanford, Mrs. Margaret S. Sanford, Frank M. Bassett, Her- 
bert B. Sanford, Mrs. James Bull, David F. Sanford, D. Rowland 
Sanford, Riley C. Sanford, and A. D. Hodges, Jr., genealogist of 
Boston, for the free use of his two manuscript vols, of early data 
as to all Pi^eer Sanfords. 



PREFACE 11 

DiFRABLE Paper Used in Work 

The paper used in this work is maufactured by S. D. Warren 
& Co., of Boston, under the formula of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society and bears its name as a water mark. Before 
such use of its name can be made the paper is first analyzed by the 
Society's expert chemist for deleterious ingredients. Its compo- 
sition is seventy-five per cent, rag, twenty-five per cent, spruce sul- 
phite and soda poplar for fibers, and free from acids and chlorides. 
The paper is more expensive than that used in most books, but its 
durability far outweighs this extra cost. 

And now, with this prefatory story of the work, of the history 
of its preparation of its aims and purposes, with its trials and 
burdens, I feelingly and respectfully submit it to the kindly and 
considerate favor and judgment of the descendants of Thomas San- 
ford living and to those that shall appear in the years to come. 

C. E. SANFORD, Potsdam, N. Y. 
June, 1910. 



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■'Examine well your blood." {Shakespere.) 



We shall do so most seriously, Mr. Shakespere. 

All the statements in print to the effect that a Sanford went 
across the English Channel from Normandy to England with 
William the Conqueror, in the year 1065, fought at 'the Battle of 
Hastings" and became the founder and progenitor of the Sanford 
families first found, some generations later, in England, may be 
rejected as unproven and unlikely to be true ; moreover, they are 
impossible of proof. The so-called "Roll of Battle Abbey," in 
which, it is asserted, appears the name of the genuine Sanford (the 
aforesaid compatriot of William the Duke of Normandy) has lost 
much of the importance and significance, under the searchlight of 
recent investigation by men of real authority in historical matters, 
that had been applied to it. 

The Ducliess of Cleveland in her work entitled. The Battle 
Abbey Roll (1889 V 111 p 108) states: 

"The ancient Shropshire family of Sandford did not derive 
its name from Normandy. They, like so many others, adopted the 
name of their English manor. Other Sandfords there were, not 
included in the Shropshire pedigree, that may possibly have 
imported the name from Normandy. 

This latter suggestion is reasonable enough ; but as no evidence 
in support of it is obtainable, and as the surname of Sanford can be 
sufficiently accounted for without going out of England, there is 
no need for us to indulge in supposition. Sanford is a surname 
originating in England from an older place-name of Sandford or 
(and) Sampford. The place-name is a Saxon name; it was created 
long prior to the entree of the Normans into England, but not 



THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



adopted as a surname until the latter part of the twelfth century. 
We are unwilling to believe that there was such a person as ' ' Gen. 
Thomas de Sanford" living at the time of the Norman Conquest 
(1066) as the Sanford progenitor. We may well doubt that there 
was any person alive, at that time, of the true English surname of 
Sanford. We are not among the credulous who have thought that 
there was a Norman name of "Sontford" that was the same as 
Sanford. 

On the other hand, granting that there was a man who then 
had a name similar to that of the later and purely English surname 
of Sandford, or Sanford, and who was present at some sort of a 
celebration, aifair or meeting, probably held at what is now known 
as Battle Abbey (which affair was not held until years after the 
Norman Conquest of 1066) we are still without proper record 
evidence of that time, extant in the British archives, that — (1) 
any such man married, (2) had male issue, (3) issue that married 
and had issue, (4) issue that bore the surname of Sandford or 
Sanford, (5) that any such man remained in England, (6) or was 
a General, (7) or came from Normandy with William, Duke of 
Normandy, (8) or was present at the so-called Battle of Hastings 
in the year 1066, (9) or that did not, after the manner of many 
Normans, who had acquired property in England, assume another 
name altogether after the name of that property. 

There were no English surnames then. Surnames had not 
become thoroughly established in England for an hundred years 
after 1065; in many distant parts (from London) it was long 
after 1165 before the adoption of surnames became general. The 
writer has oft noted in original manuscripts as late as 1370, refer- 
ences to men who had not then adopted a surname other than the 
Christian name of their fathers. J. H. Round (Studies in Peerage 
and Family History) weU emphasizes the fact of the fallacy that 
the Sanford name came from Normandy or that any real Norman 
bearer of it founded the English Sanford families. He says: 

"The Pedigree maker, I observe, in these later days has 
found a way of adapting Domesday Book for his purpose. Any 
family — they are countless in number — of which the name is 
derived from a locality mentioned in Domesday is now assumed to 
descend from a tenant who was then holding [land] there [in 1086]. 
• • * As this point is of some importance I may illustrate it 
further by the case of 'Sandford of Sandford.' Mr. Eyton (author 
of the Antiquities of Shropshire) who devoted much study to the 
early hi.story of this ancient house, came to the conclusion that 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANFORDS 15 

Richard de Sandford, the first known representative of this line, 
occurs in 1167. No one could knew so much as Mr. Eyton on the 
subject, and yet Burke's Landed Gentry (and others that have 
copied Burke) make a genuine pedigree, from 1167, absurd by 
carrying back the family for three generations to the Conquest 
(1066) and asserting that: 

'Thomas de Saundford, a Norman, held the manor under 
Gerard de Tonrnaj'', a powerful Baron, whose name is in the 
Domesday Book.' 

This statement is sheer fiction. Sandford is entered in Domes- 
day as held by 'Gerard' of the Earl; Domesday knows nothing of 
Thomas and still less of Thomas de Saundford. 

The present writer has examined both the original Domesday 
Book of 1086-88 and its reproduction. The surname of Sanford 
in any known form, does not appear in this splendidly full record 
of the land owners and the principal tenants of both before and 
after the Norman conquest. A translation of the entire record of 
the place of Sandford in Shropshire, as given in the Domesday Book 
in 1086-88, reads: 

"The same Gerard holds Sandford (of the Earl). Uliuet held 
it [in Saxon times] and was free. Here are three hides [of land] 
geldable [taxable]. There is [arable] land [enough] for three ox 
teams. In demesne there are one team and a half-team ; and there 
are 2 Serfs and 4 Villains with one team. Here is a wood which 
will fatten 30 swine; and Haye. In King Edward's time [in 1042- 
1066] the manor was worth 15 s [shillings per annum] ; now it i.s 
worth 10s. He [Gerard] found it waste." 

Mr. Eyton shows that not only no Sanford held this manor 
then, but that later the o^\Tiers were the daughter. Sibil, and the 
son-in-law of Gerard de Tournai, viz., Hamo Peverel, and that sub- 
sequently, by failure of lineal descendants of the latter, or of Ger- 
ard, the property escheated to the crown. The Sandfords were, says 
E3d;on, "enfeoffed in this manor by the Crown probably temp 
Henry I." (1135). As to whether the Sandfords were of Saxon, 
Danish, Celtic, or Norman blood there is nothing to show except 
that their coat-of-arms suggests that they were either descendants 
from, or allied by marriage with the great house of Fitz Warin, 
a family of Norman descent which first came into notice temp 
Henry I. It is fully as likely that they had Norman blood in their 
veins as any other, but before their appearance at Sandford in 
Shropshire their name could hardly have been Sandford. They 
did not name this place, and they could not have had any such 
snrname until after they had become well identified with the place 
of Sandford. There were several places of that name before the 



16 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

twelfth century, and not so named, after 1065, by the Normana. 
There is no reason at all to expect that these people had any 
surname that early, but were known, if they were British, as 
Richard son of Henry, or John son of William, or by other similar 
combinations of their own Christian name followed by the Christian 
name of their father, or if they were of Norman blood, then by some 
altogether different and entirely Norman designation. If the 
ancestors of the first-known Sandfords of 1167 (whatever were the 
other names they certainly bore, before, instead of that of Sand- 
ford) lived at this place in the eleventh century, then the foregoing 
record of the Domesday Book tells plainly that they were either one 
or both of those two serfs (small tenants having no political exist- 
ence) or either of those four villains (slaves) who constituted the 
adult male population of Sandford in 1086-88. None of these 
serfs, or villains, could hardly have risen above their low station 
of servitude during the period of Norman rule — as any one who 
understands the social conditions of that time wiU know — because 
they were not Normans, but of the conquered natives of England 
reduced to servitude and bondage. Therefore, it is most likely 
correct, as Eyton observes, that the people who had enfeoffed in 
this manor of Sandford, perhaps as early as the reign of Henry I 
(1135), and who, after becoming so settled thereon and so seized of 
the same and assumed the place-name as their surname, were 
descendants of Normans, in whole or in part, or else had sufficient 
influence, possibly through the Fitz Warins {Fitz is Norman for 
5071 of) to get this property at or shortly before 1167, for at this 
period the Norman power still controlled the land of England. 
The title to all of the land was vested in the King and held (leased 
to others) in capite (of the king). 

The year 1167 is sufficiently early for the first adoption, by 
any man, of the place-name of Sandford as his surname. Mr. Round 
is a genealogical student of the "new school," the scientific school. 
His observations in the many pedigree cases that he has skilfully 
treated are based upon actual record-evidence and not upon tradi- 
tion. Traditions 800 years old, if any such exist (and it is practi- 
cally impossible for a creditable tradition to survive for anywhere 
near so long a time), are but dreams and vagaries. Mr. Round and 
other have fairly shown that many of these old myths were 
invented by the pedigree-makers of the fifteenth and sixteenth 
centuries. To conjure up some connection with the Conquest of 
England was then quite a fad. Nobody seemed to care enough 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANEORDS 17 

about it then to question it. Any Sanford who cares to read "the 
famous article" by the late Prof. Freeman of Oxford University 
(perhaps the highest authority upon the history of England in the 
Norman period), entitled, "Pedigrees and Pedigree-Makers" (Con- 
temporary Review XXX. 11 — 41) in which this author demolishes 
some of the fables published in that ' ' gorgeous repertory of genea- 
logical mythology," i. e., the well-known "Peerage" of Sir Bernard 
Burke, Ul-Ster King-of-Arms, will not feel disappointed at now 
parting forever with the titled Norman ancestors who for so long 
headed the pedigree of the Sandfords of Shropshire, in the several 
editions by Burke. Prof. Freeman proclaimed: 

"I turn over a peerage, or other book of genealogy, and I find 
that, tvhen a pedigree professes to be traced back to the time of 
which I know most in detail (eleventh and twelfth centuries) it 
is all but invariably false. As a rule, it is not only false, but im- 
possible. " 

A Bishop of Oxford dryly remarked, "It would seem that 
everybody whose ancestry did not go away in the Mayflower, must 
have come over with the Conqueror's ships." 

Guiding ourselves by these facts, foregoing, we must consider 
that the only references in print as to the early Saafords in 
England, that are worthy of our credence, are those contained in 
Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire. This standard work absolutely 
exhausts the archives of England upon the early Sandfords of that 
shire. Therein, this particular Sandford pedigree begins, not in 
1065, but in 1167. This takes the name away back to the days when 
surnames originated in England — farther back even than the 
majority of families can be traced. This pedigree, that Eycon gives, 
is that of the Shropshire Sandfords only. There were other Sand- 
fords almost as early, but not earlier ; all of them were of English 
origin as to their surname. We shall not assume that we are 
descendants of any of the Shropshire Sandfords. This line of 
Sandfords has been prominent, and this family bears a eoat-of-arms. 
American Sanfords long ago seized upon this more noted line and 
assumed that, as a matter of course, they were descendants from it. 
They also made some claim to the coat-of-arms. That is the common 
error into which the inexperienced querists allow themselves to 
fall. Their assumption is not only unwarranted but most unlikely 
to be true, in any way, at any time. 

The truth is that our surname of Sanford originated in 
England many years after the Norman Conquest; also, that there 
are seven places in England called Sanford, or Sandford, and three 



18 THE THOMAS SAjSCPOED FAMILY 

places called (chiefly) Sampford or Samford. From one, and very 
likely from several of these places different men, in the twelfth or 
thirteenth century, assumed that name as their surname. As to 
the place-name of Sampford, the three such places are in Somerset, 
Devon and Essex. The authorities upon etymology — Lomer and 
Bardsley — assure us that this topographical name became the 
surname of a family of Sampford or Samford. There are various 
early examples of this surname. 

We shall show heyond the possibility of a doubt, that our 
eynigrant ancestor, Thomas Sanford, was not of that Shropshire 
family. We can have nothing to do with the coat-of-arms of these, 
Shropshire people ; and our true line of ancestry does not figure at 
all in the records of the College of Arms, as to any armorial bearings 
whatever, for the two shires in which that line resided. Therefore, 
casting aside all the various claims that have been made, all without 
a particle of proof, in the past thirty years, as to the English home 
and parentage of Thomas Sanford, and after a sufficient waste of 
time and money in investigating them, we have entered upon an 
impartial original examination of actual records, in England, in 
an attempt to determine, with precision and by proof, the parentage 
of our emigrant ancestor. (The writer has made this search in 
England.) The attempt has been successful, also somewhat costly. 
We have found out who Thomas Sanford was, and we have found 
out where he came from. The evidence is conclusive. It sets at 
naught all the various claims hitherto made and based upon 
misconception. 

A Henry Sanford, of unkno\vn lineage, was made Bishop of 
Rochester in Kent in 1227. He died in 1235 without issue 
(Banks). Another early Sanford who died without male issue 
was "the Thomas Sanford" who, says Banks, "was one of those 
who 24 Edward I had summons to attend at Newcastle upon Tyne, 
well furnished with horse and arms for an expedition into Scotland, 
and to obey such orders and directions, as by the Great Council 
which was commanded then to assemble might be ordained. He 
probably is the same who died 27 Edward I leaving Alva, his sister, 
heir to his lands in Chester and Devon." • 

There is a place called Sampford in the County of Essex; 
the name has been also written Samford and Sanford. "Samford," 
"Sanford" and "Sampford" are hopelessly intermingled and 
mixed up in Essex as surnames, one for the other, owing to im- 
perfection in the spelling, caused by the record keepers. There 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANFORDS 19 

have been Sampf ords and Samf ords and Sandf ords and Sanf orda 
in Essex for hundreds of years. Many, if not all of them, undoubt- 
edly, derived their name between the years 1150 and 1300 from the 
place of similar name in the same shire, viz., Sampf ord (also called 
Sanford) in the Hundred of Freshwell, County of Essex, near 
Braintree, and four miles northeast from Thaxted and situated 
on the Freshwell or Pant stream. To this origin, in Essex, we 
may look more hopefully than to any other, in considering to which 
source ran the blood of Thomas Sanford, the emigrant to New 
England of 1634. 

There were Samfords in Cambridgeshire in 1272. There were 
Sandfords in Yorkshire Aknost as early. There were Sandfords in 
many places before 1400. There were certainly three, if not four 
or five, or even sis or seven separate and distinct families, all bear- 
ing some form of the surname of Sandford, or Sampford, in Eng- 
land before 1400, and none of the number in any way related to any 
one of the others. "Why so 1 Simply and most naturally so because 
the place-name of Sanford meant a sandy ford across a stream — 
the Freshwell or Pant stream, aforesaid, in Essex for one instance. 
There were many such fords in England^ and at some of these 
fords settlements developed. These places were named by the 
Saxons after the topographical situation or characteristic ; and 
some man or men living at each or several of such places, when 
surnames came into vogue in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries 
adopted the place-name where they so resided as a surname. Like- 
wise there were hundreds of blacksmiths, millers, and other trades- 
men unrelated, who, when surnames came into fashion in the 
twelfth and thirteenth centuries, became known by the surnames 
of Smith, fi'liller or other, after their trades. The millions of 
Smiths, Millers, etc., since that time are, consequently, made up of 
many distinct and unrelated family-bloods, so to speak. 

So far as our Thomas Sanford 's ancestry is concerned, our 
surname is as likely derived from Sampford in Essex as from 
Sandford in Oxfordshire. "Were it not that the place-name of 
Sampford in Essex was near enough to our later ancestral hoilie 
along the Essex-Hertfordshire border, to iofluence record-keepers 
into writing our name "Sampford" instead of some other way, we 
should more quickly tie up fast to the belief that our blood was 
first indicated by the surname of Sampford. The only solution of 
this problem lies in tracing back the pedigree of our earliest known 
ancestor in Hertfordshire or Essex, from 1500 to 1200. This 



20 THE THOMAS SA^TFORD FAMILY 

would give US the true, original spelling of our name. To accom- 
plish that task, however, is almost impossible, as we now behold it. 
The contiguity' of Sampford town in Essex to Hertfordshire, and 
the certainty that there were genuine Sampfords roundabout in 
the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, are good arguments that 
Sanford, Sandford and Samford, as surnames, are variants — so 
far as this part of England is concerned — of the ancient and 
present surname of Sampford. Further hereon, for the present, 
we shall leave the records to make their own impression and convic- 
tion. 

We have not attempted to run down all the numerous references 
to Sanfords in England, between 1167 and 1500, in order 1o specify 
to which of the several distinct and unrelated lines of Sanfords 
each and every such scattering item belongs. That is a work 
beyond our immediate need and purpose, and, as well, a work 
requiring the financial co-operation therein of the Sanford descend- 
ants in America, in general. Before such a work could be thought 
of, we needed to know where was the home and who were the parents 
of our emigrant ancestor, Thomas Sanford. Hence we have confined 
our search, somewhat, to these matters of chief importance. It 
may be said, by the way, that the difficulties and expense of that 
work alcne have been sufficient for the share of any one Sanford 
descendant to assume, of his own volition. There is but slight hope, 
at present, of the possibility of perfecting the ancestry of Thomas 
Sanford further back than we have discovered and developed it. 
We may, therefore, properly set aside for some possible future 
consideration the question as to which one of the early lines of 
Sanfords, heretofore mentioned, our ancestors derived from between 
1150 and 1400. We find that our direct ancestors in England lived 
on both sides of the line where the counties of Hertford and Essex 
join, as far back as we have been enabled, by circumstances, to 
trace them. It seems far more likely that our Essex-Hertfordshire 
Sanfords derived, before 1500, from the nearby Sampfords or 
Samfords of Essex rather than from the Sandfords who were in 
Oxfordshire in 1273, or the Sandfords of the distant county of 
Salop (Shropshire) upon the border of Wales, or from the more 
distant Devonshire. It is also equally likely that the Sandfords 
of Essex, portrayed partly in the Visitations of Essex, by the 
heralds of the College of Arms, had an origin separate from the 
Shropshire family, though at no point so far visible after 1500 do 
our Hertford-Essex Sanfords come into touch with their neighbors. 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SAKPOEDS 21 



the heraldic Sandfords of Essex. These latter Sandfords may be of 
Essex entirely, and their name may be one of the variants of the 
place-name of Sampford in Essex, and so make the Sampfords or 
Samfords, and the Sanfords or Sandfords, of Essex and Hertford 
of one blood. This is entirely natural and it looks good to the 
professional observer. As much as one may wish to incline toward 
keeping the two names of Sampford and Sanford apart, the records 
prevent that separation, as will be demonstrated shortly. The 
suggestions that have been made (without any evidence in support 
thereof) that the emigrant, Thomas Sanford, directly derived from 
the heraldic Sandfords, portrayed in the Visitation of Essex, is 
disproved by documents that we now have great pleasure in present- 
ing. If his ancestors before 1500 came from the Esses line, it was 
then too early to make it possible for us to claim any right to bear 
the coat-of-arms which is, by the said Visitation of Essex, confined 
to those Sanfords of Essex of the seventeenth century whose names 
appear in that Visitation. 

As before stated, our known Sanfords of Hertfordshire and 
Essex do not figure in any way, in any records in connection with 
any coat-of-arms. That fact is not to their discredit. Perhaps it 
is not generally realized, in America, that a coat-of-arms rightfully 
belongs solely to the descendants of the one man to whom it was 
granted. For example : The brothers of that one man, to whom a 
coat-of-arms has been granted, have no legal right to use their 
brother's arms; nor have their descendants any right thereto, 
unless the one man to whom the arms were granted, dies without 
issue and makes one or more of his brothers his heir, or heirs, to 
inherit his property, his title, his coat-of-arms, etc. The sons of 
such an heir would, as a matter of custom, perpetuate the arms 
of their childless deceased uncle. Our Essex-Hertfordshire San- 
fords were simple country people — small tradesmen and farmers. 
That is a great truth! Had they been otherwise, Thomas Sanford 
might have known but little of America and would have cared 
less, and much less ever have set foot upon its dry shores, or been 
cheered by its sparkling skies. These, our Sanfords, may have been 
entitled, in some roundabout way, to use a coat-of-arms. Some 
families drifted apart; inheritances were lost; and so some 
members of some families are probably entitled to coat-armor 
without knowing of that fact; and then, Puritanism did not set 
great store upon heraldic honors. But, nevertheless, as this matter 
now lays before us, and in default of any evidence showing that 



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Thomas Sanford, or his known ancestors, either had or xued arms, 
it is deemed unsafe and entirely inadvisable for any of his descend- 
ants now to assume anything in connection with any coat-of-arms 
of any Sanford, or Sandford, or Samford, or Sampford of England. 
As a curiosity, or souvenir, the bearing of the he^-aldic Sandfords 
of Essex may be exhibited in America, but it should not be used, 
or claimed, as having any known relation to the ancestors of 
Thomas Sanford, the emigrant. Had he possessed any knowledge 
of his right to such arms it would have been his duty, and no doubt 
his pleasure, to have upheld therewith in America such an emblem 
of proof of the pride and station of his family as "gentlemen," 
according to the old English understanding of that word. 

Briefly and "to the point," we now set forth all the obtainable 
evidence bearing directly upon our Thomas Sanford. Every extant 
record for this vital period has been found and examined. Many 
records are lost — to our great loss. That which remains is sufficient. 

Hertford (pronounced Hartford, and sometimes Harford) is 
one of the eastern inland counties of England, separated from 
London by the counties of Middlesex and Essex which adjoin it 
upon the south and east. The county has about two hundred and 
sixty thousand inhabitants ; in 1600, scarcely more than sixty 
thousand were settled within its 632 square miles. "While hilly in 
the northern part, the land is mostly rather low and slightly rolling, 
presenting beautiful fields and streams and many market-gardens. 
Herts, as it is called in England, is still chiefly agricultural, and 
probably, the centre of the malt trade of England. Of the one 
hundred and eighty-four principal "seats" of the gentry of this 
county, none have been or are in the possession of Sanfords. 
The county of Essex, in which we shall also visit three Sanford 
towns, situated along the western border, separates Hertford- 
shire from the North Sea. Essex falls gradually eastward from 
its western side, being mostly quite flat, rich in both agriculture 
and manufactures, thickly covered with villages, many quaint 
and interesting, and some unpleasing. There may be references 
to Sanfords in Herts before 1500 ; if so, they are not apparent 
or easily found. As said, we have been concerned chiefly with 
the records after that date. The earliest mention that we have 
noticed of a Sanford in the original manuscript records of this 
shire, is that found in a fine of the year 1513. A fixie is the 
final concord, the final agreement between all parties concerned 
— an abstract of a deed of sale of real estate, or other property, 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANTOEDS 23 



which abstract was reported to the crown, by demand of the 
law. For a preliminary to every such sale, a license to alienate 
had to be obtained and paid for. The process of alienation was 
by suit in court. The buyer, called the querent, sued for the 
property; the seller, called the deforciant, did not defend the 
suit; the title passed accordingly. 
These records are in Latin: 

(Public Record Office, London.) 
Feet of Fines. Trinity Term, 5th Henry VIIL (1513). 
Thomas Willughby, Esq., Edward Wotton, Esq., Robert 
Smyth, Chaplain and John Goodmond, Junr., querents, 
versus Nicholas Sandeford and Margery, his wife, deforci- 
ants, whereby the latter transfer to the former their 
moiety in three messuages (houses) and lands in the 
town and parish of Watford. 

We do not connect this Nicholas Sandeford with other Sanf ords 
of later record nearby. So far as we are concerned with Hert- 
fordshire, our people begin and end in one parish— that of Great 
or Much Hadham, some thirty miles northeast of Watford. 

The great grandfather of Thomas Sanford, the emigrant to 
New England of 1634, was Richard Sanford, whose wife was 
Elizabeth, as will be proven shortly. There was another Richard 
Sanford closely related to the first named Richard. He was likely 
a cousin. This apparent cousin resided in Great Hadham, where 
he died, seemingly without issue. We will dispose of him first. 
He figures in the Subsidy Roll for 1545. This record is the list 
of the taxable inhabitants who were to pay a tax to the crown, 
in the general national taxation of that year. The record reads: 
(Public Record Office, London.) 

Lay Subsidy, Hundred of Edwinstree, Hertfordshire, 1545. 
"Hadham Magna 

Pro anticipacione. Rich. Sanfford, g. " (no amount given) 
The letter "g" indicates that he was to pay an unnamed sum 
upon his goods, by which is understood that he was a merchant 
engaged in some trade solely, or in addition to farming, possibly 
that of a glover. The Sanfords who appear after him, in Great 
Hadham, were glovers. The will mentions no Sanford relatives; 
it does refer to real estate this first Richard Sanford owned in 
Hatfield (Broad Oak), a parish a few miles to the eastward and 
within the boundary of the adjoining county of Essex, where we 
shall soon see the father of our Thomas Sanford, the emigrant, 
was married. The will also shows that the testator's father (Christ- 



24 THE THOMAS SANTOED FAMILY 

ian name unknown) had lived in Great Hadliam. This indicates 
the presence of Sanfords in the parish as early as 1500. 

Commissary Court of London (Essex and Herts), Register 
Westwood, folio 551. 

(A full abstract of the will of) By chard Saunforde in the 
parrish of St. Lawrence, Mutch Haddum, dated 1st September 
1560. 

I -bequeath my body to be buried within the churchyard of 
Mutche Haddam, and give to the poor men's bos 3s. 4d. 

To Annes, my wife, the lease of this house that I dwell in; 
and all my corn and cattle. 

To John Pernell, £3. 6s. 8d., and 13s. 4d. more ; to remain, 
if he dye within 3 yeares of this date, to Edward Parnell. 

To PawU ParneH, 6s. Sd. 

I owe unto John Hanes of Brooke £3, and Mr. John Grysditch 
doth owe unto me £110, to be paid £20 by the year. 

I give unto John Northage £13, 6s. 8d. to be received of Mr. 
GrjTuesdytche ; to William Northage, £20 in like manner, and to 
Rychard Northage 20 marks, to Marye Northage £16, and to the 
other four sisters £13, 6s. 8d ; and all the said children shall receive 
their money of Master Grymesdytche, and not trouble my executors 
withal. 

I give to my wife, if she be with child, for the child's behoof, 
the tenement that was my father's; otherwise my sister Margaret 
shall have it. 

I give to Thomas lyve a tenement at Grenestreete. 

To Rycharde Stoeke, a tenement in Hatfelde lying highest in 
the town ; to Robart Eve, the other tenement in Hatfelde. 

The residue of all my goods unbequeathed I give to Annes, my 
wife, and make her and William Haynes my executors; and 
Thomas Godfray of Elsnam, (Elsenham) overseer of my will. 
Witnesses : Wyllyam Parnell, Hughe Grave, Pearse Patmor, 
Wyllyam Wooddall, curate. 

Proved 17 September 1560 by Agnes Samforde, the other executor 
renouncing. 

The burial of this first Richard Sanford is not recorded in 
the records of the parish church of Much Hadham. That he was 
buried in the churchyard there, as the will directs, cannot be 
doubted, for he died within a few days after his will was written. 
The vital records of this parish commence in 1559, the year before 
this man died, though they are incomplete, in places, as will be 
seen hereinafter. 

Now the other Richard Sanford, to whom we have referred 
as being the great-grandfather of the emigrant Thomas Sanford, 
lived in the parish of Stanstead Mountfitchet, in Essex, five miles 
to the northeast from Great Hadham, and just over the line divid- 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANEOEDS 25 

ing the counties of Hertford and Essex. Here, in this border town, 
he died in the year 1591, as is shown by this now-extant record 
of burial in the register of the old parish church of Stanstead 
Mountfitchet : 

"Burialls 1591. Olde Samford buryed 16 of Novem. " 

This Richard Sanford's wife was named Elizabeth, as their 
son's will proves; it names them both specifically. She was buried, 
according to the register of Stanstead Mountfitchet : 

"Beured Wedow Samford XV of September 1600." 

Their son's name was Thomas. He was undoubtedly born 
in Stanstead Mountfitchet shortly prior to the year 1558. His 
birth is not recorded in the register of the old church of this 
parish because the earliest book of such records, now preserved, 
begins in 1558. This son, Thomas Sanford, however, married in 
his home parish shortly after he was of age, as the church register 
there affirms in these words : 

"Thomas Samford and ffriswit Eve were married the XXIth 
of September 1581." 

In the will of the first Richard Sanford of Great Hadham, 1560, 
we have noted that there was bequeathed "to Robart Eve a tene- 
ment in Hatfelde, " where, by the way, we shall soon have to go 
to follow the movements of the father of the emigrant to America. 

Sixty-four days after Thomas Sanford married (as above), he 
laid his wife, Friswith, in a grave in the noble yard of that same 
church of Stanstead Mountfitchet. The record in tlie parish 
register of this untimely sorrow, as written at the time of the 
burial, reads : 

"ffryswth Sampford the wife of Thomas Sampford was buryed 
the 24th of November 1581." 

Afterwards for solace, or relief, Thomas Sanford sought 
another scene. Leaving father and mother he went away the five 
miles to Great Hadham, in nearby Herts, an even quainter place 
than he left. Somewhere in or not far from Great Hadham he 
married again, within three years, to a Mary, whose maiden name 
is not specifically recorded, though she was likely a "Lewes" or a 
"Mellett", since Thomas Sanford calls John Lewes and John 
Mellett of Great Hadham brothers-in-law. The marriage record 
is not entered at Great Hadham, nor in the adjacent parishes. 
Perchance, she was of Great Hadham and the recordiag of the 
marriage was, like the recording of many other similar events, in 
this particular parish, forgotten by the rector of the church. The 



26 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

"sins of omission" of this clergyman, with respect to his duties 
to keep the records of his parish, are plainly far too many for the 
forgiveness of the genealogist, since such neglect is unusual. When 
Thomas Sanford arrived in this reposeful, dignified little town 
he was evidently the only Sanford there. However, he soon attend- 
ed to that insufficiency. This Thomas Sanford of Great Eadham 
was the grandfather, and Mary Lewes or Mellett was the grand- 
mother of the emigrant to New England, Thomas Sanford. The 
grandfather names five children in his will; the baptisms of four 
of them are recorded in the register of the parish church of Great 
Hadham, where all attended — always as loyal supporters of the 
Established Church of England. They were free of all taint of 
dissent and nonconformity. The unrecorded baptism is that of 
the daughter Damans. The book containing these written records 
is the old official register, in which were set down the baptisms, 
marriages and burials. The entries of the earlier years were well 
written in the Elizabethan courthand, an even, formal style now 
long since obsolete. The ink has faded but sUghtly these three- 
hundred and fifty years. While an American Sanford weald have 
difficulty in reading these records, for their first hundred years, 
every entry is plaiu reading to the palaeographer. The rector 
cheerfully removed the register from the strong box of iron, permit- 
ting the writer to peruse it entire with the following result: 

The entries begin in 1559. Practically all of the baptisms, 
marriages and burials were entered, in the order of the occurrence, 
until the 25 Feb. 1592. Prom this date to Dec. 17, 1598, practically 
all of the baptisms in this parish were not recorded. Fortunately, 
this neglect costs us only one baptism, — that of Damaris Sanfurd. 
The careless rector, however, did set down in the book the baptisms 
of five of his own children and of three others. He continued the 
omissions, largely, until April 1601, having set down only forty- 
one baptisms between Dec. 17, 1598, and April, 1601. Also all 
baptisms were omitted from the record for November, December 
and January 1602-3. Fully one hundred births are thus missing 
for the blank period. The burial records are substantially complete 
from Oct. 1559 to August 1599 ; but no entries were made from the 
latter date to July 1601. There is also a blank space in the list 
of burials from January to September 1625. The records of 
marriage seem to be fairly complete and consecutive from 1559, 
but occasional omissions are to be expected. The man responsible 
for this indifference to the welfare of the community, was "Theo- 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANFOEDS 27 



philus Ailmer, Doctor in Divinity, Keetor of Much Hadham" 
whose burial here is recorded on 11 Jan. 1625. Having been the 
son of John Ailmer, Bishop of London, lord of the manol- of Much 
Hadham, and enjoying a very large salary, with almost unlimited 
power in xMuch Hadham, this "lord spiritual" felt free to study 
his own comfort and pleasure. As late as 1870, the salary attaching 
to this parish church was over $10,000 a year, with the use of a 
fine house and 270 acres of land additional. The salary is now 
reduced to about $3,000. The town's population has never been 
over 1300; so the "living" of this parish is still one of the plums 
that bishops can bestow upon a favorite. The average income of 
the incumbents of the parish livings of Hertfordshire is but £370 
a year. 

The records of four of the five children of Thomas and Mary 
Sanford were entered as follows: 
Baptisms — 

"1586 ifebruary 20, Ezechiell sonn of Thomas Sandford." 
"lo88 March 17, Priscilla, daughter of Thomas Sandforth." 
"1590 August 9, Zaeharji, sonn of Thomas Sandford." 
"lo92 September 24, Sara, daughter of Thomas Sandford." 
Of these children, Priscilla married in Much Hadham as this 
entry in the same register attests : 

"I\Iarriages September 30, 1609— Thomas Howe & Priscilla 
Sanford. ' ' 

Of Ezechiel, there will be much to tell shortly. 
Of Sara, she was married by 1615, to a Howe. 
Of Zachary, his life was most uneventful. He was the only 
son who continued in Much Hadham. As he is not named in any 
of the Lay Subsidies (tax rolls of parliamentary taxation), it is 
judged that he owned no land, was not a merchant, but passed his 
days in the employ of some citizen of the town. Out of all the 
various classes of records applying to this locality, that have been 
searched, but four more references occur to him in all his long 
life. We may not charge him with lack of ambition, but rather 
with want of opportunities. Fatherless at the age of seven, a 
younger son, he inherited nothing and was doubtless brought up 
by his father-in-law. His sequestered life was only typical of that 
of many thousands of his sturdy, immovable, unquestioning, 
satisfied countrymen, who became fixed in the positions, customs 
and ideas that circiunstances and nature seemed to have found for 
them. Zachary Sanford married, though the record thereof is 
among the items missing from the official records of this parish 



28 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

and its vicinity. No children are recorded to him; it is probable 
he did not become a father. After the day of his baptism, f jr 
seventy-four years, save the mention in his father's will of 1597, 
the record-keepers had nothing to record concerning him, that 
has been left for us to find. This reference exists in the register 
of his parish church: 

"1661. Dec. 21st late wife of Zacharia Sandford was buried." 

The court of the lord of the manor must have required his 
services, or evidence, often enough, but these records are all lost 
between 1586 and 1662, though this fact is not the usual condition 
elsewhere. In 1663 he was chosen on the jury. The record reads: 

(Public Record Office, London.) 

Manuscripts of the Ecclesiastical Commission, (Lords of tho 

Manor of Much Hadham). Roll Number 206 — 6. 

"View of frank pledge in the Court Baron of the Reverend 

Father in God, Gilbert, by divine permission Bishop of London, 

28 October, 1663." 

"Zachariah Samford, juror." 

(Jurors were chosen from tenants on the manor.) 

The earthly end of Zachary Sanford is pictured in the same 
church book that bears the record of his baptism (birth). He 
sleeps beside his father, on the sunny side of the church, the only 
son there buried. His age at death was eighty seven years and five 
months, to a day, he having outlived all Sanfords of his generation : 
"1677(8) Jan. 9th Zacary Sampford an old man was 
buried." (From the parish register of Much Hadham.) 

No memorial of stone, wood or metal marks his grave, nor 
the graves of any Sanford in this sleepy churchyard. This "God's 
Acre" is almost cloistered, shrouded by the thickly clustered 
branches of great trees. The disappearance of the Sanford grave- 
stones is merely in accord with the custom of the church authorities, 
all over England. Gravestones are seldom long left standing; 
Additional interments are made upon the older interments, and 
newer stones are erected in place of the former ones. The average 
country churchyard is about an acre in size. The landlords 
generally manage to be buried inside of the churches, and to have 
their memorials preserved upon the inner walls or in the floor. 
So the outsiders are forgotten; and those who may care about it, 
and who grieve over such "a state of things" can't help the matter. 

Damaris Sanford, sister of Zachary, and youngest child of 
Thomas and Mary Sanford, died unmarried when about twenty- 
two or twenty-three years old, shortly before her mother. Her 
burial was not recorded at Much Hadham. She made a will, how- 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANTOEDS 29 

ever, implying that she was of that parish; so, probably, she was 
buried there. Her mother is mentioned in this will as "Mary 
Hadesly," having married again after the death of her first hus- 
band, Thomas Sanford. Damaris may have lived with her step- 
father till her death in November 1615 : 

Commissary Court of London, Essex and Herts. [Filed will.] 
Memorand that Damaris Sandford late of the pishe of 
Much Hadham, deceased, in the time of her last sickness 
whereof she died beinge about November last past, beinge of 
pfect minde and memory with an intent to dispose of her 
goods & to make a will, nuncupative, used these words following 
or the like ia effect vizt. I geve unto Priscilla Howe and 
Mary Howe the children of my sister Priscilla Howe five 
poundes apiece, and all the rest of my goods I geve to my Sister 
Sara. 

In the presence of Mary Hadesly and Thomas Gynn, the 
said Sara Howe wth others. 
Probated 13 March 1615-16. 

The fact that this young English woman had money to 
bequeath, is evidence that she had earned it or saved it out of the 
legacy left to her by her father, to be paid to her when she attained 
the age of twenty years. 

Much Hadham was a local center for the trade in fine skins, 
and Thomas Sanford, the father of Ezechiell and the four other 
children, was a glover. His product was sold both within and 
without the town. He may well have sent gloves to London since 
there were various dealings with London from Much Hadham, 
owing to the manor being the property of the Bishop of London, 
who maintained a palace in the town and came here frequently 
with a large retinue of servants, accompanied and followed by 
members of the gentry. These latter found the vale, in which the 
village lies, most sweet and sylvan, as it stiU is. A bishop of London 
then was well-nigh as powerful as a duke. The long village street 
was oft the path for the feet and equipages of some of the high 
and mighty. 

Thomas Sanford neither sued nor was sued in the law courts 
of chancery. His name does not appear in the records of the sale 
of real estate. He was not lax in his duty to the church. No 
religious enthusiasm, or new ideas, led him to break the laws of 
his country by failing to attend the services in the church of Mueli 
Hadham. 

Nor does his name appear in the records of criminal procedure. 
We shall show that he was a careful, exacting, conscientious man, 



30 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

exceedingly self-reliant. Soon after he came to Much Hadham 
from Stanstead Mountfitchet, and in the year that his first child 
was born, this serious-minded man had won the confidence of the 
community. The lord of the manor voiced respect for Thomas 
Sanford by summoning him to the manorial court, which chose him 
as one of the two guardians of the peace of the town. The evidence 
of this fact appears in a coiirt roll of 1585, viz : 
(Public Record Office, London.) 

Manuscripts of the Ecclesiastical Commission. No. 206 — 3. 
[Translation from the Latin.] "View of frank pledge in 

the Court of the Reverend father John [Ailmer] , by divine 

permission, Bishop of London, held 19 March in the reign of 

Elizabeth by grace of God of England, ffrance & Ireland 

Queen, defender of the faith, etc. XXVII." 

[27th year— 1585.] 

[Membrane 6 Great Hadham.] 

"Philip Mills and Thomas Sandford chosen constables for 

the year." 

Doubtless he served in the years following and also in other 
capacities in this court and in the town. The court rolls of this 
manor are lost from 1586 to 1662. 

Thomas Sanford was a young tradesman. He inherited a bit 
of land from his father, in 1591, over east in Stanstead Mount- 
fitchet. This property his mother lived upon until her death in 
1600. Yet Thomas Sanford was siirely a man of unusual careful- 
ness and sagacity. The remarkable thing about him is his will, 
written about the fortieth year of his age and within a week before 
his untimely death. What foresight it reveals for a young man ! 
In reading this testament we almost hear his words, so emphatic, 
clear and specific are their intent, so fraught with love for his 
children. He had but little to leave. He had but just begun his 
life's work; yet in disposing of that little he was most scrupulous to 
make the little do the uttermost possible for the good of those whom 
he loved, yet was so soon to leave fatherless. Conscientiousness. 
is in every sentence. He felt to the full his responsibility. He 
was the master of his own house. The reader of this document 
wiU note the earnest efforts of a dying man, a man who wanted to 
live to fulfill his obligations as a parent, and his duty to the world 
and to posterity, and yet, so strong was his mind that he could 
leave no detail for the development of another person. Among 
thousands of wills of this same time and country, that the writer 
has perused, few are remembered as giving so striking a reflection 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OP THE SANE0RD6 31 



of earnestness in the character of the testator. It is plain that the 
well-thought-out provisions for developments and emergencies were 
not the suggestions of a lawyer ; they were the fruits of the hard, 
common-sense, the penetrating conception of a tradesman of much 
natural sagacity, — a farmer, who knew the Bible, believed it and 
had practiced its precepts. Here follows a verbatim copy of the 
will of Thomas Sanford, the grandfather of Thomas, Andrew, 
Robert and John Sanford, all being emigrants to New England, 
save John : 

"Commissary Court of London, Essex and Hertford, (filed 
wiU.) 

In the name of God Amen. The XXIX day of March 1597 and 
in the XXXIXth yeere of the raygne of o'r Soveraygne Lady 
Elizabeth by the grace of God of England ffraunce"'& Ireland 
Queene Defender of the fayth &e. I Thomas Sanford of Much 
Hadham in the Countie of Hertf., Glover, being sick in bodye but 
yett of pfect mynd & memorye thancks be to my good God & 
mercifuU & loving heavenly father doe ordayne & make this my 
last will and testamt. in maner & forme following. 

ffirst & principally I comitt and comend my sinfull soule to 
the merciful dispocon of him that gave it & most deerely bought 
it & my body to the earth from whence it was taken, to be buryed 
in the ehurchyarde of Much Hadham aforesayd on the south syde 
of the churche over agaynst the seat wher usually I satt in the 
tyme of Divine Service. 

Item. I geve to the pore of Much Hadha aforesayd such as have 
most neede twentye busshell of good barlye, sweet & well-dressed 
corne, to be distributed and delyvered amongest them by my 
executor hereafter named by the peck at the rate of tenn grotes a 
busshell. 

Item. I geve and bequeath to Prissilla and Sara my daughters 
to each of them tenn pounds of lawfull money of England & to 
Damaris my daughter twelve pounds of lyke lawfull money to be 
payd by my executor within three m[onths] next after my decease 
into the hands of my brother in Lawe John Lewes to the use of 
mysayd da[ughters] by him or by his direcon to be employed to 
their benefitt & further advantage wch sayd severall l[egacies] wth 
the pffitt & encrease yt shalbe raysed thereby I will shalbe payd 
by the sayd John Lewes or h[is heirs] to my sayd Daughters as 
they shall severally come & attayne the full age of twentye yeeres 
or at [marriage] & yf it please God yt any of my sayd daughters 
dept. [depart] this liffe before her or their sayd porcion shalbe to 
her or them due then I w[ill that] the porcon or porcions of her 
or them so depting this liffe together wth the pffitt & encrease 
thereby shalbe equally deyv'ded [beween such] of my sayd daughters 
as shalbe then living, yf all be dead then to and amongst my sonnes 
or the longer liver of them. 



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Item. I further geve and bequeath to my sayd dau[ghters] Pris- 
sella one cowe of colour black and to my sayd daughter Sara one 
cowe called a ■bullock yt hath had one calf & is now greate wth 
another & to my daughter Damaris one cowe of colour pyed wth 
whight & red wch I bought of John Rawline or in lewe & recompense 
for each cowe iii li. xs. [L3 :10 shillings] of lawfull english money 
my sayd daughters to be at their choice therein to be delyvered or 
payd by my executor to my sayd Daughters as they shall severally 
come to the age of twelve yeeres or before my wyffe be maryed 
or contract herself to any other wch first shall happen. 
Item. I geve and bequeath to Zaehary my sonne my browne 
gellding or xlvis. viiid [46 shillings and 8 pence] of lawfull english 
money to be delyvered or payd by my executor to his use into the 
hands of John Lewes aforenamed and by him to be imployed to 
my sonnes benefitt & to be payd by the sayd John Lewes his execu- 
tors or assigns together with encrease thereof to my sayd sonne 
Zaehary at his full age of XX ti yeeres or yf my sayd sonne Zaehary 
dye before he attayne his sayd age of XXti yeeres yt then his 
sayd porcon shalbe be payd and devyded among my daughters or 
so many of them yt shalbe then lyving. 

Item. I geve to John Richardson of Standon in the foresayd countye 
of Hertf. Glover, the term shillings wch he oweth me uppo condicion 
yt he worke at the wares that are in the Lymes when he shalbe 
thereunto reasonably requyred by my executor. 
Item. I geve and bequeath to Rychard Sanford my brother one 
pcell of land contayning by estimacon half an acre lying and being 
on Stansted Men fittechett [Mountfitchet] in the countie Essex in 
a comon field there and comonly called Stonyfield. To have & to 
hold the sayd pcell of land to the use of the sayd Rychard Sanford 
and his heiers forever. 

Item. I geve & bequeath to Ezechiell my sonne all my other free 
lands in Stansteed aforesayd lying in three pcells and contayne by 
estimacon three acres. To have & to hold all of those three pcells 
of land to the use of the sayd Ezechiell & his heiers forever uppon 
condicon following (yt is to say) yt the sayd Ezechiell my sonn or 
his heiers shall pay or cause to be payd to Robart Sanford my 
brother L12 & to Rych[ard] Sanford my brother L12 & to Elizabeth 
my sister now the wyffe of Wyllyam Woodley L12 within fyve 
m [onths] after the decease of Elizabeth Sanford, widow, my mother. 
The wch yf my sayd sonn Ezechiell shall refuse or not pforme then 
I geve & bequeath the sayd three pcells of land to the sayd Robart 
Sanford, Richard Sanford, my brothers and Elizabeth, my sister, 
& to their heiers forever. 

Item. I geve and bequeath all that my pte or purpte & porcon of 
wch I ought to have out of the goods and implemts of howshold 
wch were Rychard Sanford my late father deceased to the sayd 
Robart and Rychard Sanford my brothers & Elizabeth my sister to 
be devyded amongest them and my brother Henry to have some 
pte with them. 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANEORDS 33 

Item. I orda3Tie and appoynt my brother Rychard Sanford & my 
brothersinlawe John Mellett & John Lewes overseers of this my 
psent last will desyring them to take the chardge uppo them and 
towards their payns therein to be taken I geve to each of them 
three shillings fower pence apece. 

Item. I geve to each of my servants yt shalbe * * * [inde- 
cipherable word] towards me iiis. iiid. [3 shillings and 3 pence] 
The resydue of my goods and chattels not before geven or bequeath- 
ed my debts being payd my furneralls discharged & this my prsent 
last will all things pformed I geve and bequeath to Mary my wyffe 
(whom I ordayne & appoynt my onely and sole executrix) of this 
[my last] will and testamt uppon theise condieons following notwith- 
standing (yt is to say) yt yf Mary my sayd wyffe (within) tenn 
dayes next after my decease seale & delyver as her deed to the 
forenamed Rychard Sanford John Mellett & John Lewes one such 
* * * [word torn out] sum of money as to the sayd Rychard 
Sanford John Mellett and John Lewes shalbe thought meete for 
the good [word torn out] edueacon and bringing up of my said 
children during all the tyme of their minorytie and allso yt the 
sayd wyffe shall be pcure & cause my sayd children & every of them 
to be enstructed & taught to wright read and cast acompt [accounts] 
wch yf she endevor not to doe yt then she shal pay or cause to be 
payd to so many of my sayd sonnes & daughters not so enstructed 
& taught twentye marks apeeee over and above the legacies to them 
or eyther of them before geven. And allso yt she the sayd Mary 
my wyffe shall pforme & fullfill this my prsent last will & testamt 
in all things. And further that yf she my sayd wyffe shall at any 
tyme before this my last wall be fully pformed and fuUfllled be 
mynded to bestowe herself in maryage with any man yt she shall 
take therein the advise of my overseers therein but especially of 
John Lewes aforesayd. And that before Solemnigacon of the 
matrymonye between them she shall pcure him wth whom she shall 
be so mynded to bestow herself in maryage & one other such suffic- 
ient Suertye with him as shallbe lyked of by the sayd Rychard San- 
ford John Mellett & John Lewes or so many of them as shalbe then 
lyving to seale and delyvre as his & their deed one such good and 
sufficient wryting obligacon in due forme of lawe to be made sealed 
& delj^ered wherein they shall stand Joyntly and Severally bound 
to the sayd Rychard Sanford John Millett & John Lewes or so many 
of them as shalbe then lyving in such a convenyent some of money 
as to them shalbe thought meete as well for the edueacon & instruc- 
tion of my sayd children as for pformance of this my last will & 
testamt in all things at yt tyme not pformed & done & yt wthin 
the sayd tenn dayes she my sayd wiffe shall remyse release & 
quitte clayme to my said brother Rychard Sanford all her estate 
tytle of dower & demand wch she hath may might should or ought 
to have in & to the said half acre of land lying in Stonyfeild afore- 
sayd. And allso yt wthin tenn days next ensuing the decease of me 
the sayd Thomas Sanford she my said wyffe shall remyse release 

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34 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

& quitt elayme to Ezeehiell my sonne all her estate tytle of dower 
& demand wch she hath may might should or ought to have of in 
& to the sajd three pcells of land in Monfittchett aforesayd before to 
him bequeathed conditionally in this my psent last will he pform- 
ing ye legacies by him to be payd or else to my brothers Robart and 
Rychard & my sister Elizabeth and their heiers; yf he refuse to 
pforme ye same That then she shall be executor and take benefitt 
of the de"V7se to her before made of all the resydue of my goods & 
chatties All wch sayd things wch coneerne my sayd wyffe yf she 
shall not pforme and fullfill in manner & forme Then my will and 
mjTide is ji; she shall not be my executor nor have any benefitt by 
the gifte of her before made of the resydue of my goods & chatties 
But insteed thereof I geve & bequeath to her my sayd wytfe teun 
pounds & no more & in her place I ordayne & appoynt my brother 
Rychard Sanford to be my sole executor & to him I geve & bequeath 
all the resydue of my goods and chatties to the extent & purpose 
yt he shall bring up my children in [four words torn out] pay my 
debts & pforme this my psent last will in all things & yt he shall 
be bound by such lyke bond to [torn] John Millett & John Lewes 
as my wySe should have bine & wth such lyke condicon for the 
edueacon and bringing up of my children & pformance of this my 
last will in all things. And further my will and mynd is yt at such 
tyme as the [torn word] gyftes before mentioned shalbe payd & 
delj-vered to John Lewes before named he the sajd John Lewes 
shall scale and delyver as his deed to my sayd wyffe John Millett & 
Rychard Sanford aforesayd the wryting obligatory to be in due 
forme of same made sealed and delyvred wherein he shall stand 
bound to my s^yd wyffe John Millett & Rychard Sanford aforesayd 
in a sufficient some of money with condicon thereupon that for the 
suer payt [payment] of the said legacies delyvered to him together 
with the pffitt & encrease yt shall cleerely grow & aryse thereby at 
th tymes before lymetted in this psent last- will. And yt once every 
yeere he shall render an accompt to my brother Rychard Sanford 
of the pffitt & encrease yt shalbe raysed of & by the sayd legacies to 
him delyvered being reasonably demaunded thereunto by the sayd 
Rychard Sanford All wch sayd wrytinge obligatory being made 
sealed & delyvered in forme aforesayd I will shalbe comitted to the 
custodj^e & keeping of my sayd brother Rychard Sanford. 
This will was read and acknowledged by the sayd testator to be his 
very last will revoking all others by him before this tyme made. 
John Lewes John Bayford John Crowche 
Lennett Wall 

(Signed) 

THOMAS SANFORD 
Probated at Branktrye, Essex. 
9 April 1597" 
The signature of the testator is written in a very shaky, 
rambling hand, almost illegible. A rat has nibbled several parts 
of this will, but without causing serious damage. 




CHURCHYARD, MUCH HADHAM 
Showing south porch near which Thomas Sanford was buried in 1597 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANEORDS 35 

Thomas Sanford, the testator, died six years after his father 
Richard, and three years before his mother, Elizabeth. The custom 
was to bury people in the parish where they died, so Thomas was 
not laid beside his parents in Stanstead Mountfitchet. The record 
of his burial is presented to us in the register of the parish church 
of Much Hadham, where he, perhaps, may have sometime listened 
to a sermon by the Bishop of London, John Ailmer, though sermons 
were not often preached in English country churches in his time. 
"Buryalls." 

"1597 April 6, Thomas Sandforth, Glover." 
Circumstances, doubtless, hastened the re-marriage of his widow 
Mary. . She married a neighbor, as the parish register show«: 
Marriages. Eliz. 39 

"1597, August 9 John Haddesley & Mary Sandford, widdow 
late wyfe of Thomas Sandford." 

All the children, save the eldest son, Ezechiel and Damaris who 
died, probably lived in or near Much Hadham, until the time of 
their mother's death. The register has this entry: -^ -^ .'^ o i ^,■'0 

Buryalls . -l-*- .^.•w■.J^- 

"1620 Aug. 19. Mary Hadsley wife of John Hadsley." 
Ezechiel Sanford had left the town fully ten years before his 
mother's death. We shall follow him faithfully and tell much 
about him. There is much to tell, however, about Much Hadham 
It is quite an interesting place. Let us ramble through its quiet 
streets, ere we follow the footsteps eastward of Ezechiel. With 
Ezechiel 's departure (he was the father of our emigrant ancestor, 
Thomas Sanford) our ancestors (save Ezechiel 's mother) were done 
with Much Hadham forever. 

One long street, slightly winding, of about a mile in length 
holds, upon either side, the most of the dwellings of the town. A 
cross-road or two besides and that is all in the way of thoroughfares. 
Many house-fronts have been rebuilt facing the street, but the rear 
portions of most of them show ancient features. Some houses are 
quite the same as when Ezekiel Sanford lived there. These are 
thatched. Thomas, his father, the glover, must have resided in the 
main street; in which house can scarcely be learned now, as he did 
not own either house or land here, otherwise we should have found 
a record of his purchase or sale thereof. The Sanford visitor, 
nowadays, will be quite satisfied to select one or more of the quaint 
houses, and to stand before it and say with pleasure : ' ' He may have 
lived in this one." If not that one, surely one much like ]t; artisti- 
cally, that will be near enough for the visitor. Much Hadham is 
well worth such a visit. The inn is ordinary, though old, the 
meadows pleasing, the walk from the railway equally so^ while the 



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life of the old town is sedate, as of yore, though less ceremonious 
than when the bishop and iis train summered here. An aristo- 
cratic air is lent by the several old seats of country gentlemen, and 
some good specimens of English farmers will be seen. The hovels 
of the poor, that so sorrowfully tell their tales of misery in so many 
villages of England, seem to be missing here. Hadham faces the 
keen-eyed visitor contentedly. It is called Great or Much Hadham 
to identify it from the nearby village of Little Hadham. The name 
Hadham is probably formed of Haclda and Ham, signifying the 
village or home of Hadda, a landlord who lived here in the Saxon 
period (years 500 to 1000). The old palace of the Bishops of 
London stands beside the church, remodeled somewhat, and still 
a nice residence. Like most of the residences of the gentry, and 
like the lives of the occupants thereof, it is secluded. Through its 
portals, seldom if ever, have passed the unpretentious cottagers 
of the village. 

Cussan's History of Hertfordshire states that: 

" It was here, in the Bishop's palace, that Edmund of Had- 
ham, father of Henry VII was born. Edmund's mother was 
Catherine of France, widow of Henry V., and was married shortly 
after his death to Owen ap Meredyth ap Tudyr, commonly called 
Owen Tudor, by whom she had three sons, of whom Edmund was 
the eldest. Edmund of Hadham, created Earl of Richmond in 
1452, married Margaret, only daughter and eventual heiress of 
John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, and granddaughter of John of 
Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster." 

Hadham has not grown very much since 1086. The bishops 
still have jurisdiction of holding the manor court within the 
lordship. The fines upon the admission of any copyholder (lease 
holder) to a house are one year's quit rent, and there is a custom 
that "the widow of every copyholder who shall die seised of a 
copyhold estate in fee shall have her free-bench in all such estate 
whereof her husband died seised." 

The parish church is the center of interest for the visitor. 
For six hundred years the people of the town have entered within 
and now lie without the walls of this present structure. The 
church is dedicated to St. Andrew; (there was an earlier building) 
it was erected about the year 1300. The south porch and tower 
were probably built about the year 1400, by Eobert de Braybrook, 
who was Bishop of London from 1381 to 1404. The coat-of-arms of 
the bishop are roughly carved over the western doorway. The 
interior is lofty and well proportioned, though there are but few 



THE MEDIEVAL OBIGIN OF THE SANFOEDS 37 

architectural features which call for special notice. The most 
curious point is that several of the capitals of the columns which 
support the clerestory are of different heights. The roonncr is of 
open timber, and the pendant posts in the nave are suppor'ted on 
eight curiously carved corbels. Four of these bear the symbols of 
the Evangelists, and the others seem to represent scenes in the life 
of David. 

The oldest memorial in the church is a slab to Simon Flam- 
bard, who was rector of this church in 1331. In the center of this 
slab is a floriated cross, mth a long and very slender stem, the foot 
restmg upon a lion. There is a fine memorial in the chancel to 
Judith Aylmer, widow of Bishop Aylmer, dated 1618 Some of 
the Washingtons, related to the ancestors of George Washington 
lived here for a time and are mentioned in the register of the 
church. 

In 1649, aU the property in Hadham owned by the Bishop 
was confiscated by the Cromwellian government and sold for the 
benefit of the Commonwealth. At the restoration of the kin- in 
1660, the property was restored to the bishop. 

Bishop Aylmer put his son into this rectory in 1589 This 
Theophilus Ailmer read the burial service over the remains of 
Thomas Sanford in 1-597; also baptised and married some of his 
children. Peter Hausted was rector after 1620. In the common- 
wealth period (1649-1660) Thomas Pasche was deposed when the 
Imng was sequestered by the government and the Puritan Hum- 
phrey Hardwick, obtained it in 1643. Pasche was restored later 
Thus the non-conformists had their way here for a time but not 
when the Sanfords lived here. The fact that the bishop owned the 
manor, tended to prevent non-conformity from becomin- so ram- 
pant as m other parts not far away. 

The registers of the church show that many babies and chil- 
dren died here in the "Spital." "It would seem," remarks Cussan 
that the system of farming babies was extensively practiced in 
this parish three hundred years ago. * * * Perhaps it was on 
account of the salubrity of Hadham that children were brought 
here, and it is probable that, for the same reason, so many stran- 
gers came here from London to avoid the plague. The infection 
that they fled from they brought with them, for in less than five 
months, in 1603, no fewer than thirty entries of deaths marked 
plague are recorded. The great visitation sixty years later was 



38 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

more fatal. Illustrative of the eagerness with which all classes of 
people fled from the infected city, may be cited in the following 
entry: 

"A pore London prentis fleeing from the plague was stricken 
by the roadside and there dyed." Again: 

"A nurse child of London being a woman child was buried 
at night of the small-pox." 

Alexander Nowell, who was rector here from 1562 to 1589, 
and who baptised Ezechiel Sanford, was the author of Christianae 
Pietatis, in 1570, a work that a contemporary author called "a 
hammer, a hatchet, a sword, an axe, to beat, to cut down, to wound, 
to destroy, Anti-Christ and all hereticks. " With such a pastor 
there was little chance for Ezechiel's father Thomas, to be dis- 
loyal to the church. "We strongly doubt that he was a dissenter 
at all, or that he looked upon the dissenters with other than dis- 
favor or regret — if there were any dissenters in this the bishop's 
own parish. NoweU was the author of the first part of the Church 
Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. His biographer. Rev. 
Ralph Churton (1809) credits him with having been "an enthu- 
siastic fisherman and the inventor of bottled beer." So, between 
his intensely human sporting proclivities and his religious vehe- 
mence, he doubtless entirely won and held his flock to his own 
way of thinking. 

Ezekiel Sanford! What of him? We have proved that he 
was baptized at Much Hadham, Herts., 20 Feb. 1585-6 as the 
eldest son of Thomas and Mary Sanford. It now becomes a great 
pleasure to prove that he was the father of Thomas, Andrew and 
Robert Sanford, the three brothers who emigrated to New England. 
Zachary Sanford, who appeared in America in close connection 
with the other three, also was possibly his son; but as Zachary is 
not mentioned in the probate and parish records, as are the others, 
it remains partly an open question as to whether he was a son of 
Ezekiel or of the latter 's brother Zachary. This elder Zachary, as 
has been seen, died in Much Hadham in 1677, a very old man. 
Zachary, the emigrant, was probably a son of Ezekiel or Zachary. 

In America, Thomas, Andrew and Robert Sanford, each had 
a son whom they named Ezekiel, so named after their father. 
Zachary also named a son Ezekiel. All three men also named 
daughters Mary after both their maternal and paternal grand- 
mothers, and as well, they all had a daughter Sarah, named after 
an immediate relative in England. Zachary also had a Sarah. 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGrN" OF THE SANFOEDS 39 

Kobert named his eldest son Zachary, though Robert's father was 
Ezekiel. The reader will recall that Richard Sanford of Much 
Hadham, in his will of 1560, bequeathed property in Hatfield. 
This fact may have had no influence upon Ezekiel Sanford in, or 
about the year 1607. At just about that time, however, Ezekiel, 
22 'years of age, appeared in Hatfield. He may have left Much 
Hadham a few years (at the most) before that. At no time is 
there a glimpse of what was his trade, or occupation. He married 
in Hatfield; that is certain. This town, modernly called Hatfield 
Broad Oak, is about six miles southeast of Much Hadham, over the 
county-line into the shire of Essex. The records of baptisms, mar- 
riages and burials in this parish have been lost, prior to 1662, 
depriving us of the exact date of his marriage, also of the baptisms 
of his two eldest sons, Thomas and John, bom between 1607 and 
1612. We have turned up the will, however, of EzeMel's father- 
in-law. This document is quite a revelation. It proves that 
Thomas Sanford, our emigrant ancestor, was one of the aforesaid 
sons of Ezekiel; but more remarkable than that, this will reveals 
that Ezekiel 's brother-in-law was the guiding genius who accom- 
panied the Sanford emigrants to America. Andrew Warner, now 
the proven uncle of Thomas, Robert and Andrew Sanford, and 
perhaps the uncle of Zachary Sanford, has been long known as a 
founder of Hartford in Connecticut. We have thus discovered not 
only Andrew Warner's home and parentage in England but, in 
him, we find the older mind, that either planned the emigration 
or that fell in with the ideas of his nephews and became their 
adviser, the director of their emigration, and their close friend in 
the New World. Ezekiel Sanford was present in Hatfield Broad 
Oak on the sixteenth day of July, 1614, when he wrote his name 
at the end of his father-in-law's will, as a witness. It is judged 
that he had lived in Hatfield, probably at his wife's home, from 
the time of their marriage (about 1607) until the births of their 
eldest son Thomas (the emigrant to America) and their second son 
John (who did not emigrate). This couple had eight children (in 
the records) : the younger six were baptized at Stanstead Mount- 
fitchet, the home of Ezekiel's grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth 
Sanford. It was at Stanstead Mountfitchet that Ezekiel fiaally 
settled. He did so either shortly before the death of his father-in- 
law or within four months after that event. In presenting a full 
abstract of the short will of John Warner, father of Ezekiel's wife, 
it will be noted that the testator did not give the Christian name 



40 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

of his daughter who married Ezekiel Sanford. Daughters Elizabeth 
and Rose are named. Ezekiel 's wife was evidently either Rose, or 
a possible unnamed daughter, Mary, (the mother's name). John 
Warner was a real yeoman of England. A yeoman meant a man 
who owned land, a freeholder, and who lived upon that land and 
who tilled it. The lands he owned were not extensive ; a few closes, 
or fields, of from two to six acres each, divided by hedges, com- 
prised his holdings. He was in average circumstances — neither 
affluent nor poor. Hatfield Broad Oak was ever a country village. 
We have not peered deeply into the Warner family. Further 
search may reveal something about it worth while. Here is the 
will of John Warner, grandfather of Thomas, Robert and Andrew 
Sanford and perhaps of Zachary Sanford, the emigrants to 
America : 

Commissary Court of London, Esses and Herts. (Filed Will.) 
16 July, 12 James I. (1614) 

In the name of God, Amen. I, John WARNER of Hatfeild 
Broakoke alias Hatfeild Kings, Co. Essex, yeoman, now sicke in 
bodie but whole and sounde of mynde and memory, &c. 

Item. I geve and bequeath unto Mary my wief all those my 
freehould lands, &c., in Hatfeild, she paying Elizabeth WARNER 
my daughter £10 a yeare for six yeares, and to Thomas, John and 
Ezechiell three of the sonnes of Ezechiel SANDFORD my sonne 
in lawe £3. 6s. 8d. apiece at 21, and to Andrewe WARNER and 
Edward WARNER my sonnes 50s. apeece yearly. 

To Thomas WARNER my grandchild £20 at 21. 

To John my sonne one year's rent or profit. 

To said wife Mary three load of wheat strawe yearly, &c., to 
be brought to hir and delivered by Thomas my sonne, &c. 

To Rose my daughter the best chest save one, &c. 

The residue to Thomas my sonne, executor. 

Xpofer WILKYN and Abraham PURCAS to be my overseers. 

hi3 
John X WARNER 
mark. 

Witnesses. Ezeakell SANFORD, Christofer WILKIN, Rob- 
ert HOWE. (No note of probate.) 

Andrew Warner, at the date of this will, was a minor as the 
form of the bequest to him— a yearly allowance — suggests. His 
brother Thomas, the residuary legatee, and evidently the eldest 
son, doubtless inherited the bulk of their father's estate. Andrew 
had good cause to seek his fortune in America. 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SAKFOEDS 41 

Of the Sanfords nothing further has been found (if record 
in connection with their stay at Hatfield Broad Oak. Short though 
this stay there was, this town was the home of the mother of the 
emigrants; and Thomas (the emigrant) and his brother John were 
probably born here, in their mother's girlhood home. Would 
the reader care to know something of this sober village, upon the 
slope of a low hill, ere we follow Ezekiel and family back to the 
little farm, in Stanstead Moimtfitchet, of his grandparents Rich- 
ard and Elizabeth Sanford? 

Thirty miles from London, and 8671 acres in extent, was old 
Hatfield Broad Oak, also called Hatfield Regis or King's Hatfield, 
and Hatfield, partly because it was all owned by a king of England, 
and also to distinguish it from Hatfield Peverel, another place in 
Esses. In 1860, the town wa^ divided into three parishes, the 
additional two being Hatfield Heath and Bush End. Hatfield 
proper is still ancient in appearance despite its several mansions 
and the modern country houses of London men. Its three miles 
from the railway should keep the old houses from destruction yet 
awhile. The town is happily on the gently rising slopes (south 
and west) of an eminence, which affords views over The well- 
reaped fields. The village street is more business-like than that at 
Much Hadham. Which ones of the many fields were thos-s of John 
Warner, there is scarcely any means of knowing now. Richard 
Sanford of Much Hadham, however, specified that one of his 
houses in Hatfield was "a tenement in Hatfelde lying highest in 
the town." Perhaps he would not quite identify one of tnose now 
standing near the hill-crest as his, for alterations have made some 
of them less artistic than of yore. The thoughtful, well-informed 
visitor will have no difficulty in suiting his fancy as to which house, 
in its earlier glory of the rustic beauty of simplicity, fits the sort 
of man Ezekiel Sanford 's father-in-law was. 

There was once a Benedictine priory here, founded by Alberie 
or Aubrey de Vere, second of that name and father of the first 
Earl of Oxford, in 1135. This foundation was dedicated to God, 
St. Mary and St. Melanius Redonensis, a British or Amorican saint, 
who, as his name implies, sprung from Rennes, in Brittany, where 
there was an abbey bearing his name. There were nine monks 
here and the priory stood until the reformation in England, when 
Henry VIII. ordered all such ecclesiastical institutions demolished, 
or confiscated, and severing the churches in England from papal 
control, perhaps forever. The old parish church has its venerable 



42 THE THOMAS SAISTOED FAMILT 

features, but prosperity hereabouts, has wrought modern changes 
in it. It is a large structure for a country town, generally in the 
perpendicular style of architecture of the fourteenth and fifteenth 
centuries. Some portions appear to be of an older date and formed 
part of the original priory church. There is a chancel, a clere- 
storied nave of six bays, north porch, and a lofty embattled tower 
facing the west, as do nearly all of the old church-towers of 
England. 

No old Warner or Sanford gravestones exist. In the church 
is an effigy of Robert de Vere, third Earl of Oxford, one of the 
barons appointed to enforce Magna Charta, "the Englishman's 
first declaration of independence," in the year 1215. He died in 
1221. The windows of the church and furniture are all modem. 

Hatfield Forest, of about a thousand acres, lies to the north- 
west of the town and is the property of a gentleman whose seat 
adjoins the forest. This is a favorite resort for Londoners seeking 
a qiuet day in the country. In the forest are the remains of a very 
large old oak (now carefully fenced round and preserved) called 
the "Doodle Oak" and conjectured to be that from which the place 
acquired the name of Broad Oak. The visitor must not miss a 
stroll through the forest. The manor of Hatfield was a royal manor 
held under the Crown and granted first after the Conquest (1066) 
to the family of de Gernon, which took the name of Mountfitchet; 
on their extinction. King Henry III. granted it to Isabella de Bruce. 
She fixed her residence at Bromesho Bury, a house in Hatfield, 
as did her son Robert, Earl of Carrick. The latter 's sou Robert, 
became a competitor for the crown of Scotland, and so forfeited his 
property in Hatfield. The manor of Hatfield was long regarded 
as rnost desirable property. Noted families have held it. Some 
of the old lords of it were the de Bohuns, the Staffords, the Riches, 
the Barringtons, and the Lowndes. Bromesho Bury, where the 
de Bruces resided, is worth seeing; it is now a farm house, sur- 
rounded by a moat, and belongs to the Earl of Roden. Old Bar- 
rington Hall, the original seat of the Barringtons, is also now a 
farmhouse at the edge of the forest. A newer Barrington HaU was 
erected about 1740; and the stately timber amid which the hall 
stands renders the surrounding park a fine one. Another ancient 
place here to be visited is Gladwyns, near Hatfield Heath; it has 
borne that name since temp Edward II (1307). No Warners or 
Sanfords reside in Hatfield now. 

Ezekiel Sanford saw no future for himself here. In fact, the 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANFOEDS 43 



prospect of a brilliant future for any of his family was hardly 
imaginable, as life went in those days, for men of unpretentious 
birth. His father had bequeathed to him three plots of land of 
three acres in Stanstead Mountfitchet, which had been Ezekiel's 
grandfather's. So he made the most of it by settling upon it. A 
glimpse of this property is had from the tax records. Ezekiel's 
grandfather was taxed on the land as follows: 
{Public Record Office) Roll 110-417. 

" Lay Subsidy, Essex. Hundreds of Clavering and Fresh- 
well." 

" 8 Elizabeth (1566) Stansted Muntfychet." 

" Ry chard Samforde in Lond XXs (annual value) — XVId." 

(amount paid). 

Thus the assessed value of the annual income from the piece 
of land was then £1., and tax paid, sixteen pence, or a fifteenth 
of the annual value. This seems, at first thought, to represent 
land of small value and size, perhaps merely a garden. The mone- 
tary standard of today must be applied to the old record, for it is 
known that, by present reckoning, the value would be nearly ten 
times as great as by the old financial terms. It is fair to hold that 
the land yielded $50 annually in some form. Six years later, in 
1562, the grandfather was taxed as a merchant : 

"Lay Subsidy. 111-441. 14 Elizabeth. " (Subsidy on goods, 
a shilling per £.) 

" Stansted Mountf itchett. " 

" Richard Sampforde, goods iii li (annual value) iiis (amount 
paid)." 

The next subsidy roll in which our Sanfords figured is that 
of 1597, after Richard's death. The tax in this year was increased 
nearly three times. Elizabeth, the widow of Richard, still carried 
on the business of her late husband, while the title of the J and had 
become vested in their son Thomas, the glover, of Much Hadham: 

"Lay Subsidy 111-500. 39 Elizabeth (1597)." 

" Stanstead Mountfitchett. Goodes. " 

" Sampford Widdow iii li viiis. 

In another assessment levied in the same year of 1597, the 
widow was assessed eight shillings on a stock of goods in hand to 
the annual value of £3: 

" Lay Subsidy. .111-519. 39 Elizabeth." 

" Stansted Mountfitchet." 

" Sampford widowe. Goodes iii li — viiis. 

These goods may have been gloves awaiting sale. It is clear 
that a glover, or other similar tradesman in those times, in the 



THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



country, sold his product about as fast as it was made, working 
upon order, instead of accumulating a large stock. The subsidy 
rolls after 1597, are very scattering for Stanstead Mountfitchet, 
only one roll being preserved for the period of James I. (1603- 
1624) ; and for Charles I. (1624-1648) there are only extant the 
rolls for the assessments of 1627-8 and 1636. No Sanfords are 
named in these rolls. Nevertheless, Ezekiel Sanford continued to 
reside in this parish. Realizing this, a complete search has been 
made of the church records. There may still exist, in the posses- 
sion of the lord of the manor, the rolls of the manorial courts that 
were held here several times in each year for centuries past. The 
estimable lord, however, secluded in his towering mansion behind 
the parish church, has declined to answer the queries addressed 
to him by the persistent inquirer. Some day, the parliament v/ill 
declare manorial court rolls to be public records. Until then, 
some (few) lords of manors will continue, with fine disdain, to 
refuse to permit the pestiferous genealogist from copying the 
harmless data about innocent, ancient tenants, that are now, by 
such somewhat narrow-minded lords, looked upon as strictly pri- 
vate property that it would never do to have examined. There is 
much that we want to know about Ezekiel Sanford here in Stan- 
stead Mountfitchet, and there is nothing else left in the way ol 
records to be examined. The church records afford some consola- 
tion. Ezekiel 's oldest sons, Thomas and John, as we have con- 
cluded, were born at their mother's home in Hatfield Broad Oak. 
The other children were all born in Stanstead Mountfitchet. The 
registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in this parish begin 
in 1558. They seem to be complete in every year. The law 
required that every child should be baptized as soon after birth as 
reasonably possible. Occasionally some people evaded this law, 
for various reasons. The extreme non-conformists defied the law 
as a matter of prejudise, of difference of opinion or belief with 
the majority which ruled the churches. The only omission that 
we can call an omission, as to the registers of this parish, is that 
of the baptism of Zachary Sanford the emigrant. We may con- 
tent ourselves with the fair thought that he was bom and bap- 
tized when his parents were on a visit to some other place. Here 
follows the proof that Robert and Andrew Sanford, the emigrants, 
were sons of the elder Ezekiel ; also the names of the others who 
were born, married or died in this parish, whose names have not 
been given already: 



THE MEDIEVAL ORiaiN OF THE SANTOEDS 



45 



Ezechiell Sampford 

Ezeehiell Sampford 

Ezechiell Sampford 

Ezeehiell Sampford 

Ezeehiell Sampford 

Ezechiell Sampford 



" 1612 Baptismes. Ezechiell the Sonne of 

December — 26." 
" 1615 Baptismes. Robert the Sonne of 

November — 1." 
" 1617 Baptismes. Andrewe the Sonne of 

November — 1." 
" 1619 Baptismes. Samuell the Sonne of 

November 25." 
" 162J2 Baptismes. Mary the daughter of 

ffebruarie 13." 
" 1624 Baptismes. Jonathan the Sonne of 

Januarie IS." 

Of these children nothing has been found to indicate what 
became of Ezekiel the younger, if he grew up. Robert and Andrew 
went to America with (or followed) their elder brother Thomas 
Sanford and their uncle Andrew Warner, after whom Andrew 
Sanford was named. The son Samuel, baptized as above, was 
buried ten days after his baptism, viz. : 

"1619. Burialles. Samuell Sampford, December 5." 

As to Mary, the only recorded daughter of Ezekiel, Sr., we 
have discovered nothing further. The same is true with respect 
to her brother Jonathan. If they lived to maturity, they are not 
of record in their home-town, nor in the probate records of Essex or 
Hertfordshire. 

As to John, the second son of Ezekiel, Sr., mentioned as such 
with his elder brother Thomas in the will of their maternal grand- 
father, John "Warner, he married Olim (probably in middle age) 
continued to reside in Stanstead Mountfitchet, died there, and 
had these children baptized as per the parish records: 

"Baptismes. 1654 ffranees the Sonn of John Samford was 
Borne the 7th of August, and Baptised September 1." 

"Baptismes. 1656 Philip the Sonn of John Samford borne 
17th of iMay and baptised June 6." 

"Baptismes. 1658 James the Sonn of John Samford was borne 
the 13th of June and baptised June 25." 

"Baptismes. 1661, Ann the Daughter of John Samford was 
borne 21 July, baptised August 24." 
The son Philip died: — 

"Buriall 1679 Philip Samford October 24." 

His mother had died four years earlier, to wit: — 
"Burials, 1675, Olim Samford, January 16." 

Her husband, John, outlived her four years: — 

"Buriall, 1679, John Samford September 5." 

Francis, the son of John and Olim Sanford, married, to wit : 

"Marriages. Francis Sandford and Elizabeth King; both of 



46 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

Montfitchet Stansted, Essex, 22 September 1699, Profa- 
cult. " {Register of Bishop's Stortford, Herts.) 

The writer is still asking tlie question — What became of 
Ezekiel Sanford, Sr., father of the emigrants? The last record of 
him in Stanstead Mountfitchet is that of January 18, 1621:-5, when 
his son Jonathan was baptized. That Ezekiel was living in Eng- 
land on the 27th of February, 1632, can be proven. Doubtless he 
remained in Stanstead, but there is no record of his burial there, 
nor that of his wife. Did he start for America with his sons and 
brother-in-law, Andrew Warner, and die on the journey, or soon 
after arrival in New England, leaving his son, John, in possession 
of the Stanstead home? That is the question! He was but 49 
years of age in 1634. If he saw the flower of his family depart 
forever from his sight, leaving him behind, he was a braver man 
than if he had embarked with them. 

Only one glimpse more do the records afford of the Sanfords 
before they landed in America. The family, doubtless, lived in 
or about Stanstead Mountfitchet up to the great denouement. 
Here follows the last word, iu the English records upon the emi- 
grants : They had a great-uncle, Richard Sanford, the brother of 
their grandfather, Thomas Sanford of Much Hadham, mentioned 
so trustfully in the latter 's will of 1597. This Richard lived to be 
about eighty years of age. He lived to see his younger relatives 
start for America. Heaven claimed him soon after that great 
adventure. His will was made two years before any of them 
appeared in America. To his credit, be it remembered, that childless 
as he appears to have been himself, he did not change his will, but 
left his kind remembrance for his nephew's children to stand, to be 
sent to them in their new home beyond that permanent barrier 
(to him) — the forbidding sea. This Richard Sanford died in the 
autumn of the year 1636, at North Weald (Bassett) in Essex, mid- 
way on the road from Stanstead to London and about eleven miles 
south of Hatfield Broad Oak, or sixteen miles south of Stanstead. 
The Sarah and Zachary Sanford, named in the will, were his niece 
and nephew, the respective aunt and uncle of the Sanford emi- 
grants. The will also refers to the children of his niece Priscilla 
(Sanford) Howe, and to the Makens and Grubbs, who must have 
been relatives of the testator's wife: 

Richard Sanford 's Will. 
"Archdeaconry Court of Essex 
1636 No. 59. 
Anno Domine 1632 ffebruary the seaven and twentie 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGLN" OF THE SANFOEDS 47 



In the name of God Amen, I, Richard Sanford of North Weald 
Bassett in the Countie of Essex, Yeoman, beinge in perfect memory 
to make this my will and Testament in maner and forme follow- 
ing:— 

ffirst, I committe my soule into the hands of God, And my 

body to the earth to be buried when yt shall please God to call me. 

Item. I give unto Ezekill Sanforde'and Zakery Sanford, to both 
of them Twelve penc apec. 
^ Item. I give unto Eziekell Sanford 's children, my Kinsfolke, 
twenty shilling-s apece, but unto Ezekeil my Godson, fortie 
shillings, and that to be payed within one yeare after my 
desease they beinge then livinge and of age. 

Item. I give unto Sarra Sanford, my godDaughter, forty shillings 
to be_ payd into the hands of Zakery Sanford, hir brother 
for hir use, and yt to be payd to him wthin one yeare after 
my desease, he being then livinge. 

Item. I give unto the children of Thomas How my Kensman of 
much Hadame tenne shillings apeece to be payed into the 
hands of Zakery Sanford for the benefitt of theme, to be 
payed wthin one yeare after my desease if they be then 
livinge and of age. 

Item. I give unto Mary Maken and to Annis Maken and to Sam- 
uel Maken twenty shillings apec. 

Item. I give unto John Halls and to Anna Mead, the wife of 
John Chapman of Langlie that were my servants, five shill- 
ings apece. 

Item. I give unto John Grube, my kensman twenty shillings, 
and to Danniell Grube twenty shillings. 

Item. I give unto my brother Henry Grube twentie shillings. 
My mind is that the monyes shall be payed to those persons 
aforenamed wthin one yeare after my Death, they beinge 
then livinge. 

Item. I give unto the pore of North Weald Bassett, twentie shill- 
ings to be payd wthin three months after my desease by 
Direction of my Executor. 

I give unto Annis, my wife, that percel of Land that was 
bought of Mr. Samuell Sarle, being a parte of barnefields 
for the terme of feir life, and after hir death unto John 
Grube, my Godsone, and to his heirs forever. 
And my will is that he shall pay unto Annis, his sister, 
twentie pounds, to pay yt within fouer years after the 
desease of Annis, my wife. And if John pay yt notThen 
his sister Annis shall enter upon the Land. 
All the rest of my Goods whatsoever, I give to Annis my 
.wife whom I make my whole and soil Executor of this my 
last will and Testament. 

I apoynt John Grube, my brother to be overseer of this 
my will, And I give him forty shillings for his paines. 



4S THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

And allso I give unto Thomas Maken and to William Maken 
Twentie shillings apece. 

And allso I Give my Brother Haukes Twenty shillings to 
be payed within one yeare after mv desease. 

RICHARD SANFORD. 
Witnesses to this will 

John Grubb 

Thomas Wright Probated Oct. 17, 1636." 

Noble, indeed, is the natural setting of the parish church of 
Stanstead Mountfitchet. A half-mile of gently descending plain, 
ever green, studded with trees just enough, reaches westward to 
the steep banks of the narrow vale, across which the old village 
began to stretch up the long opposite slope for half a mile or more. 
At the top of the hill, the village street finds its western end ; yet 
turning sharply to right and left the king's highroad from Cam- 
bridge to London runs north and south, splendidly maintained, and 
lined upon either side with houses, low, quaint and old, or modernly 
stately and beautiful. This road was built by the Romans, fifteen 
hundred years ago, or more. The town is about forty miles in 
circumference, being one of the largest in Essex. From the vale 
half-way between the old church and this highway along the 
western boundary of the town, are the .remains of a castle, sup- 
posed to have been built by that William Gernon, surnamed Mont- 
fitchet (after the place-name), who was also identified with Hat- 
field Broad Oak, as we have stated. Two miles south of the church 
stood Tremhall or Trenchall priory, by the side of Hatfield Forest. 
The forest reaches from Hatfield Broad Oak into Stanstead, and 
so the journeys of the Sanfords between these two places made 
them familiar with the woods by day. Many are the tales of 
romance and of highwaymen they must have heard in which Hat- 
field Forest was concerned. The priory was founded by Gilbert 
Montfitchet in the reign of William I. (1066-1087) for canons of 
the Augustinian order. Slight remains of the building still exist, 
though the memorials over the graves of the early De Veres, 
Barringtons and Montfitchets are no more. The present manor 
house of Stanstead Mountfitchet is a large Elizabethan building 
of brick and stone, built near the site of the old hall that was here 
in the Sanfords' time. The grounds about the manor house are 
four hundred acres in extent, keeping the lords of the manor quite 
away" from the view of the humble homes and faces of the many 
from whom the lord derives a large income from rentals of houses 
and land. The old church is within the park. It is dedicated to 



THE MEDIEVAL ORIGIN OF THE SANFORDS 49 

Saint Mary. The chancel was built in 1120. The outer walls have 
been modemly rebuilt, yet there remain two very fine Norman 
arches, one in the chancel, the other over the north doorway. The 
tower was rebuilt in 1692. On the floor of the chancel, on a small 
brass plate in the cover of a coped stone, is an inscription to Robert 
de Bokkyngg, the first vicar of this church, who died September 
22, 1361. The general aspect of the interior of the church is 
modern, as a residt of the restoration work of 1888. An old marble 
monument, under a richly decorated arch and against the south 
wall of the chancel, is in memory of an old lord of the manor, Sir 
Thomas IVIiddleton, Knt. He is depicted by a recumbent efGgy 
clad in plate-armor fastened with gilt studs and covered with a 
red robe trimmed with fur, but the inscription on it is nearly 
illegible. There is also an interesting monument to his wife. Lady 
Middleton, who was killed by a stag in Stanstead Park. Perhaps 
the oldest monument is a figure in stone, under a large pointed arch 
in the north aisle of the chancel, of a mailed knight, cross-legged, 
with his feet upon a couchant lion and two angels supporting his 
helmeted head. The churchyard is both larger and neater than 
the average in England. Somewhere in it were placed the earliest- 
known ancestors of the emigrant Thomas Sanford, also others of the 
family. It may be that the Sanfords go back in this parish much 
earlier than we have ascertained. The emigrants were ^ast known 
of here before they went to America. The Sanfords were more 
identified with this place than with Much Hadham. Hence, when 
one is asked what was the Sanford ancestral home in England, we 
may properly reply: Pleasant Stanstead Mountfitchet in the 
extreme west of Essex. 

When Thomas Sanford, his younger brothers, Robert and 
Andrew, and their very probable kinsman, Zachary Sanford, with 
their uncle Andrew "Warner took a conveyance from Stanstead 
Mountfitchet for London, to embark, they certainly turned their 
faces from a country-side that both nature and man had made 
happy to look upon. The aesthetic side of it probably had little 
hold upon them, in their youth, as it seldom ever has had for the 
rugged, unsentimental young Englishmen, who ever since then 
have continued to go forth to all the distant parts of the world, 
to become active and contented in any clime or place, be it a wilder- 
ness however isolated, or an India overcrowded with humanity. 
Material independence was the goal that the Sanford.f sought. 
That has been also the goal of "pretty much" all who have 



50 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

left their England since 1634. When once upon that pedestal, 
wherever it might be, all else became as naught to the Sanfords, 
as it has, likewise, become to all emigrant Englishmen since then. 
Dominion over land, and over any other people who may be on 
that land, has been the aim and the attainment of the Saxon ever 
since he came into notice, as a Saxon, along the shore of the 
Baltic Sea, two thousand years ago. 

It is written that the emigrants to New England were, as 
"the Lord's chosen seed out of Israel," etc., chosen for a great 
mission of God, making them Christian heroes, sufferers for sake 
of conscience and martyrs to their religion, and that their coming 
to America was as a duty to Heaven. 

That idea is the popular one ; it is all right in many individual 
cases, but not in the case of all emigrants, not even in the majority 
of cases — not by any means. We refer to those who came after 
the Pilgrims of 1620. All fair praise is due to the emigrants, the 
Sanfords included; but there is another side to the picture — the 
material side. The Sanfords were a religious family, as religion 
went in the Church of England in their days there. Religion sup- 
ported them in their trials upon the sea. It was their "^reat help 
in the New World; in fact, it was not until after they had settled 
in America that they realized what the Christian religion held for 
them. The revelation of its help did not come to them fully until 
then. They had never so much needed that help before. Then, 
they made the uttermost of it, and jealously guarded the ideas of 
Christianity that the settlers themselves had, upon Neiv England 
soil, first developed and laid doivn. But what those uncommonly 
sagacious, hard-headed Englishmen left England for was to better 
their material condition, to give their children an opportunity to 
rise above their fathers. They saw that opportunity, in America, 
for all who were of their social station. They had become tired of 
being lorded over, in all things, by those who assiuned to be their 
superiors. With this desire ever present in the hearts of the San- 
fords and others, to better their material condition, it did not take 
but a little spark of religious enthusiasm, to kindle into a great 
resolve, that far-deeper, underlying, fundamental hope of material 
independence always nurtvired in the mind of a poor man; and 
to them the possession of land meant wealth, money, everything, 
in due time. The spark that kindled that resolve, for the San- 
fords, was probably struck in their minds by Rev. John Eliot, 



THE MEDIEVAL OEIGIN OF THE SANFOEDS 51 



afterwards the Apostle to the Indians, under the general direction 
of Rev. Thomas Hooker. 

Long residence among the English, and of study of their 
domestic history, leaves the impression that Englishmen of the 
seventeenth century were not of that type of men who would allow 
religious excitement, or anything else, to run away with them. 
There was much else besides a mere religious motive in the emi- 
gration to America of those poor, ambitious, young Englishmen, 
Thomas Sanford, Andrew Sanford, Kobert Sanford, Zachary San- 
ford, and their uncle, Andrew Warner. 

(Thanks are due to Mr. C. E. Sanford for having made it both 
agreeable and convenient for the writer to have investigated the 
Sanfords in England a;id to have prepared this account of them.) 
January 20, 1910, 

Hartford, Conn. 

CHARLES A. HOPPLN, 

Investigator of American Foundations in Great Britain and 
Europe. 



STATE OF CONNECTICUT,) 

County and City of Hartford, j ^'- ^arttord, Conn., Jan. 21, 1910. 

I, Charles A. Hoppin, at present of Hartford, Connecticut, 
being duly sworn do depose and say as follows : 

I have personally found and examined in the official originals, 
in England, the records quoted in the foregoing article entitled, 
"The Medieval Origins of the Sanfords and the Origin of Thomas 
Sanford, who came to America in 1632-1", and that the copies of 
these records, given in the said article, are true copies of the orig- 
inals preserved in the places stated, and that the interpretations 
placed upon them, by me, are true to the best of my knowledge and 
belief. 

CHARLES A. HOPPIN, 
Sworn to before me 

this 21 day of January, 1910. (Notarial Seal.) 

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It is plain from our English ancestry, so far as shown by Mr. 
Hoppin, that the descendants of Thomas Sanford are not entitled 
to the use of Arms, through inheritance, by virtue of direct descent 
from any known Sanford of England who had a proper right to 
their use. How then can the descendants of Thomas Sanford 
make or lay claim to any old Arms or heraldic device? I see and 
know of no way except, possibly, through and by the doctrine of 
prescription, of which I will speak more fully a little later, on a 
seemingly proper application of that doctrine. 

I have sought expert advice from those thoroughly versed in 
heraldry, and I will state what I have learned on the subject, sub- 
mitting the matter to the respectful consideration of all of my 
readers. First, it is stated in highly creditable works upon heraldry 
that coats-of-arms did not come into use in England, in families, 
until after the Crusades. The Crusades began many years after 
the Norman Conquest and ended in the latter part of the Thir- 
teenth Century. Crests (borne above the shields of arms) did not 
become so adopted until 1400. Mottoes are of even a later creation 
in English heraldry. Of the several distinct Sanford families in 
England, some used arms and some did not. 

As to the use of arms in America, I give an abstract of the 
recommendations on the subject of Arms adopted by the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society at its annual meeting in 1899 
on report of its committee on heraldry, viz : — 

"Prior to the Revolution as subjects of a government recog- 
nizing heraldry, certain of the inhabitants were entitled to bear 
Coats of Arms ; but only such as were grantees of Arms, or who 
could prove descent in the male line from an ancestor to whom 
Arms were granted or confirmed by the Heralds. * » * The 
mere fact that an individual possessed a painting of a Coat of 
Arms, used it upon plate, or, as a book plate or seal, or had it put 
upon his grave stone, is no proof that he had a right to it. Proof 
of right must either be found in the Herald's records, or be estab- 
lished by an authenticated pedigree direct from an armiger. 

A coat of arms did not belong with a family name, but only 
to the particular family bearing the name to whose progenitor it 



54 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



had been granted or confirmed; and it was as purely Individual 
a piece of property as a homestead." 

Our national and state governments, many cities, towns and 
societies have adopted and are using arms and seals. What indi- 
viduals (Sanfords or others) may do is a matter which each should 
decide for himself. The author of the Sanford Genealogy is with- 
out authority to make regulations or recommendations governing 
the use of any arms; and no authority exists in America for the 
creation or enforcement of any such regulations. Neither does 
any official authority now exist in England for such matters. The 
heralds' courts were abolished generations ago. Kings and queens 
of England have long since ceased to grant arms. Almost any- 
body can have a coat-of-arms designed and "granted" (bought 
and sold) to-day by the body of men called "the heralds", who, as 
a matter of private business, now carry on the business of selling 
heraldic information for large fees (especially to susceptible Ameri- 
cans) at the place (the old College of Arms, London) where the 
old heralds' courts once were held. The creation of a coat-of- 
arms to-day, by the ' ' College of Arms ' ', is no more an official gov- 
ernmental proceeding, and no more important, than the designing 
and use by an American, in the United States, of any armorial 
device that he may choose to create and use. 

It is not for the writer to assume to dictate what any Sanford 
should or should not do. The value of old coat-armor to an Ameri- 
can is chiefly as a souvenir, a relic, a trophy of some ancestor 
abroad who "bore arms and from whom the American descends. 
I do hope most earnestly that our earliest known direct ancestor, 
Richard Sanford (who died at Stanstead Moimtfitchet, Essex, Eng- 
land, in the year 1591) can be proven to have been related to the 
heraldic Sandfords of Essex, who are all specifically named in the 
Heraldic Visitations of Essex in 1612-1634, and as bearing these 
arms, viz; — 

"Per chevron, sable and ermine, on a chevron, or, an escallop 
gules; in chief two boars' heads erased of the third. Crest; a 
boar's head erased, sable, in the mouth a broken spear, cr headed 
argent goute gules." 

So far as the record of this Visitation goes, there is nothing 
in it to show that this bearing is older than 1575. If Richard San- 
ford was in any way related to any heraldic Sanfords, it was far 
more likely to have been to these Sanfords of his own shire of 
Essex than to any others. I confess that the prospect of establish- 
ing such a relationship late enough (that is, after these arms were 




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granted to these Sandfords of Essex) is not a promising one. I 
hope that some one will have faith enough in it to have a further 
attempt made to establish such a relationship, even tho' I have 
not been able to encompass it, after no little effort. I have been 
unable to ascertain how old is this coat-of-arms of these Sandfords 
of Essex ; if it is as old as 1450, then the ancestor of these heraldic 
Sandfords in the Essex Visitation may easily have been closely 
related to the Essex ancestors of our Richard Sanford who died in 
1591. {See cut.) 

It is fairly well claimed that the first use of any arms by a 
Sanford was in the case of one Sir Richard de Sandford in a deed 
about the year 1240, which arms were "Quarterly per fess indented 
(points very long) azure and ermine." I do not know whether 
this deed is extant ; my English correspondents have not seen it. 
The works on heraldry show that there have been, since the thir- 
teenth century, at least, fifty quarterings of the Sanford Arms of 
England. The coat-of-arms of the Sandfords of Shropshire County, 
England, given in Burke's Landed Gentry, Vol. 2, p. 1411, is 
described as follows : — 

Arms : Quarterly, per fesse, indented azure and ermine. 

Crest : A falcon with wings endorsed preying on a partridge. 

Motto: Nee Temere, nee timide (neither rashly nor timidly). 

A wealthy family in New York City, some years ago, claimed 

and used this coat-of-arms as shown by a printed leaf sent me. The 

crest of this "bearing, at least, has also been used since the War of 

the Revolution by Sanfords who early settled in Virginia, as Gen. 

John W. A. Sanford of Montgomery, Ala., informs me, sending a 

clear impression of the crest. 

In Burke's Landed Gentry may also be found another style 
of arms for other Sanfords of Shropshire, Isle of Rossall, England. 
This bearing is described as follows : — 

Arms, per chevron sable and ermine, in chief two boars' heads 

couped close or 
Crest, a boar's head couped close. 
Motto, nee temere, nee timide. 

This coat-of-arms, as will be seen, does not agree with the early 
arms of the Sandfords of Shropshire, but from what I leam, it is 
the bearing used in later years by the present family of Sandford 
Manor, Shropshire, England. 

This coat is far more in use in America than any other or all 
others. It was secured by Horatio Gates Sanford of Gloucester, 
Mass., about 1885, and by him emblazoned and sold to divers San- 



56 THE THOMAS SAXPOED PAMELY 

fords about tlie country. What was Ms authority for selliag it as 
the arms of the Thomas Sanford family I do not learn or know. 
I purchased his papers, manuscripts, etc., but they give no light 
on this poLat. The discovery of Thomas Sanford 's lineage by Mr. 
Hoppin seems to entirely discredit any real right or valid claim 
to this bearing by Thomas' descendants. I do not say that it 
does, but I know of no clue, or base, or authority, or even a proper 
written tradition for the claim. 

In the accompanying engraving of the Arms sold by Horatio 
G. Sanford the ducal coronet of gold is omitted, and the large neck 
of the boar in the crest is also eliminated, as the writer finds no 
mention of these additions in the published descriptions of this 
coat of arms. The helmet is that of an esquire, a manorial lord, 
with its accompanying mantling. The mantling is composed of 
the colors of the shield, alternating. {See cut.) 



Some years ago a descendant of Ezekiel Sanford of South- 
hampton, Long Island, who was a son of Robert the Pioneer of 
Hartford, Ct. (who was a brother of the Pioneer Thomas), after 
considerable research, found, what he believed was the arms to 
which his family was entitled, to wit: — 

Quarterly, 1st and 4th per chevron, sable and ermine, in chief 
two boars' heads couped close, or; 2d and 3d per fesse, indented 
azure and ermine. 

Crest, A falcon, wings endorsed, preying on a partridge ppr. 

Motto, nee temere, nee timide. 

This coat-of-arms, as I am advised, is the bearing of the Sand- 
fords of Sandford Court, County of Kilkenny, Ireland. {See Early 
History of Southampton, L. I., by Howell.) 



The coat-of-arms used by the late Hon. William Eli Sanford 
of Hamilton, Canada, a descendant of the Pioneer Thomas, is like 
that sold by Horatio Gates Sanford excepting that the boar's head 
in the crest is far more genuine, having a huge tusk with the ducal 
crown in which it rests raised above a wreath. 



The descendants of John Sanford of Rhode Island, may have 
some sort of a right to Arms by Prescription, if we apply that 
doctrine to heraldry in the United States, since a coat-of-arms was 
actually cut into the gravestone of William Sanford of Newport, 



SANFORD COAT-OF-AEMS 57 



R. I., who died April 24, 1721, and also into other stones, as I am 
advised. This bearing is described as follows : — 

Arms: Ermine on a chief gn, two boars' heads couped, or 

Crest: A demi-eagle displayed 

Motto: Nee temere, nee timide. {See cut.) 



There is a seal on the will (Mar. 7, 1777) of Lemuel Sanford, 
. of Redding, Ct., which is the oldest used by any member of the 
family in this country, so far as known, and thought by some 
Sanfords, for that reason, to be the more authoritative than any 
other. {See cut.) Applying to American use the idea of Prescrip- 
tion, the descendants of Lemuel Sanford may be entitled to use 
the device stamped upon that seal under the ruling of Sir William 
Dugdale, Garter King of Arms, (Lansdowne Ms. 70, folio 8S) under 
date of 15 June, 1668, as follows : — 

"It is incumbent that a man doe look over his own evidence 
for some seals of Arms, for perhaps it appears in them, and if soe, 
and they have used it from the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's 
reigne, or about that time, I shall then allowe thereof for our direc- 
tions are limiting us soe to doe, and not a shorter prescription of 
age." 

Here, as may be observed, we have a positive rale laid 
down by the highest heraldic authority that a man is justified in 
using a coat-of-arms, providing it has been used by a member of 
his family for one hundred years or about that time. 

I have sent to Fairfield to examine the seal upon the will of 
Lemuel Sanford, a gentleman, thoroughly posted upon heraldry, 
and particularly as to seals upon genealogical documents. He 
reports in part as follows : — 

"This seal does not bear the impress of any crest known in 
the heraldic works of England, as that borne by any Sanford, either 
before or after the said date of 1777. There is a slight resemblance 
to the crest of 'a demi-eagle displayed' which latter crest has been 
used by Sanfords in Rhode Island. But the impression upon the 
red was, upon this wiU, is none other than that known in heraldry 
as an 'eagle rising, regardant.' (See Fairhairn's Crests of the 
Families of Great Britain and Ireland, compiled from the best 
authorities, by James Fairbairn, and revised by Laurence Butters, 
Seal Engraver in ordinary to the Queen, I860,' "Vol. I.). This 
crest was borne by the British families of Agnew, de Breos, Bruse, 
Candler, Dethicke, Ramsay, "Waters and Westoji. 

It may be asked: How came that seal of 'an eagle rising 
regardant' upon Lemuel Sanford 's will? There are several likely 
ways in which it might have been done. First, it should be remem- 
bered, that seals of crests, or other devices, that have been put upon 



58 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 



probate documents, were often not the arms, crest, mark or device 
of a testator. Genealogists have learned not to be misled by such 
seals, as they are frequently made with the die of some witness, 
notary, minister, physician, maternal relative, or neighbor present 
when a document was signed, and who had the die in his (or her) 
pocket, upon a ring or watch-charm. 

It may not be amiss to believe that Lemuel Sanford was an 
honest man, one who would not knowingly use a Sanford crest or 
eoat-of-arms, or any other, unless he believed that he had a right 
to it. Equally likely it is, to my mind, that he did not know that 
he was entitled to a crest other than one he might believe to be of 
his own invention. If he chose an eagle rising, who shall say that 
he was not very familiar with that bird in his poultry yard, or in 
the Fairfield woods, or, better, still, patriotic enough to 'let the 
eagle scream' during the "War of the Revolution? I rather choose 
to look upon it as being the famous American eagle ; and to look 
upon Lemuel Sanford as one of the. first Americans to use that 
device after the Declaration of Independence. What greater honor, 
in insignia, need any Sanford ask for than that? 

Now as to Prescription : If any of Lemuel 's direct descend- 
ants wish for a seal, with a device upon it, who shall say that they 
are not reasonably free to take that seal upon their ancestor Lem- 
uel's will, for private use, as a souvenir of him? But not as a sou- 
venir of anybody else— and not in connection with any English 
shield of arms; and 'particularly not as a device used by any of 
his (Lemuel's) known ancestors." C. A. Hoppin. 

I have deemed it to be my obligation to the Sanfords of 
America and my duty to myself, to state facts as concisely as possi- 
ble, as I have observed them, without fear or favor. I will, I am 
sure, be pardoned for not mentioning several other coats-of-arms 
which have been sent to me, used by Sanfords in various parts 
of this country. As to heraldry, I feel that 

"Kind hearts are more than coronets 
And simple faith than Norman blood." 

I know that the kind heart and the simple faith of our ances- 
tor, Thomas Sanford, who died in 1597, are proven by his will to 
be facts that can never be doubted. I know that his was the aris- 
tocracy of character, not of "birth"; that his knighthood was man- 
hood direct from the hand of God, and not the gift of "royalty". 
I know that his patent of nobility was in his good and great 
endeavor, not in presence "at court." And I know that his insignia 
of merit was in the respect of his neighbors. In the face of such 
heritages, all the pretensions of and to coat-armor are, to me, as 
nothing. 

Note: The real colors of the different parts of the cuts of 



SANFORD COAT-OF-ARMS 59 



Coats of Arms are indicated and made known, to wit: — crossed 
lines, '^ black"; single perpendicular lines, "red"; single horizontal 
lines, ' ' blue ' ' ; single diagonal lines, ' ' green ' ' ; dotted space, ' ' gold ' ' ; 
plain space, "silver". 



5II|0maH BmUvii in Ammra 



By the Author. 



The preceding article, logically built up and well written 
by Mr. Hoppia on the Ancestry of Thomas Sanf ord leaves little 
to be said as to his parentage. I feel sure that his descendants 
everywhere, one and all, will not only be pleased but elated to learn 
that we have at last, after more than two and a half centuries, 
learned from whence in England our progenitor came and further- 
more the names of his ancestors, for three generations. 

The vital and essential parts of Mr. Hoppin's article, to wit, 
—the wills of Thomas Sanford (1597), John "Warner, (1614), 
Richard Sanford, (1636), the baptisms at Stanstead Mountfitchet, 
and the baptisms, marriages and burials at Much Hadham, have 
been confirmed to me by the Senior Registrar of the Principal Pro- 
bate Court of London, England; by the Rev. A. M. Wicker, Vicar 
of Stanstead, Essex County, England, and by the Rev. R. S. Greg- 
ory of Much Hadham, Hertford County, England. 

We can now, if we will, go to the very locality in which he 
was born and also to the neighborhood in which he was reared to 
early manhood. We can, no doubt, if we will, by great effort and 
expense, now that we havq a base or starting point, trace his lineage 
still further back. 

This work I must leave to the Sanford Association, or to some 
generous, enthusiastic Sanford in. the future. I have already spent 
a very large sum to learn what I have secured. Two of the three 
genealogists who searched for me in England, one of them in ten 
or a dozen counties, failed to get any clue to Thomas' ancestry. 
I had almost despaired of getting any light on Thomas' lineage 
when Mr. Hoppin wrote me from England that the little clue I 
had given him promised fine results. 

This Mr. Hoppin pursued with the result shown in his elabor- 
ate article. Again, I have not the time nor the disposition to 
expend more money in tracing Thomas' genealogy further into 
the past since my work is drawing to a close. 



THOMAS SAKPOED EST AMEEICA 61 

When I began the work, over four years ago, I felt sure that 
I could, without much difficulty, soon learn of or ascertain some 
proof that the Sanford family in America descended from Gen. 
Thomas de Sanford who went over from Normandy (north of 
France) with William the Conqueror who subjugated England 
in 1066. 

Such a tradition had come to me some thirty years earlier from 
well informed Sanfords and, of course, I was disposed to believe 
the story. When I came to ask these and other Sanfords for some 
proof of the fact I was greatly surprised to learn that they had 
none, that they had heard it or learned it from some Sanford then 
deceased. 

Oldest Sanford Seat in England. 

The oldest Sanford "seat" in England, so far as I have been 
able to learn is Sanford Manor in Salop (Shropshire) county, Eng- 
land. Many Sanfords in America believe this property was origin- 
ally Gen. Thomas de Sanford 's share of the spoils in the conquest 
of England. The article of Mr. Hoppin, practically, if not wholly, 
destroys any further belief that such was the fact. Sanford Manor 
is now held by the widow of Thomas Hugh Sanford and on her 
death, there being no male heir, (for the first time in its history) 
will pass into collateral hands. To this rural estate situate a two 
hours' ride from the station at White Chapel, those of the Sanfords 
in America who have taken any interest in the family's lineage, 
have felt that it was their family estate, the home of their earliest 
ancestor, Gen. Thomas de Sanford. Though they have not a par- 
ticle of proof that it is they have "breathed" it so long that some 
of them have come to verily believe it. 

Mr. Edward R Sanford, Jr., of St. Paul, Minn., visited the 
Manor in 1904 and took luncheon with Mrs. Sandford believing 
he was in the home of his earliest known ancestor. Mrs. Sandford 
informed him that a great many attempts had been made in years 
past on the part of Sanfords in America to show that they were 
descendants of the Sandfords of Sandford Manor, but that all such 
attempts had proved utterly futile, that it could not be shown. Mr. 
Sanford promised her that on his return to this country he would 
send her the proof of the connection. This he found upon his 
return, to his great surprise, he was unable to furnish. 

Tradition as to Family Lineage. 
In all my research and studj in libraries and elsewhere, 



62 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



correspondence with Sanfords in many states who have given the 
matter a good deal of study and some investigation, I have never 
found or learned of any proof or of any semblance of proof that 
Thomas Sanford the emigrant to America was a descendant of a 
Gen. Thomas de Sanford of 1066 or of the family that has held 
Sandford Manor during the past centuries, nor do I believe that 
any Sanford in America holds any official writing or other reliable 
memorandum showing this, or even showing from what part of 
England Thomas came to Americg, or even the names of his parents. 

I confess I had great misgivings also that, if it were true, that 
it could be now shown. I well knew that if Thomas were a descend- 
ant of that family of Shropshire, he in all human probability, 
must have been a descendant of one of the sons other than the 
first son since the first son probably took the property by entail. 
All the other sons in a way had to go out into the world and shift 
for themselves. One can readily imagine what a multitude of San- 
fords would, in a few centuries, spring from these in all parts of 
England. As it seemed to me, our ancestor was far more likely to 
have sprung from one of these families, otherwise he would not 
have emigrated to the inhospitable shores of America m the 17th 
century. 

The task of finding him as I progressed in the work appalled 
me. It did look to be a herculean task indeed, since there were 
Sanfords all over England, from any county in which and from 
any hamlet in every county he might have emigrated. 

And yet, notwithstanding all this, I came in contact with many 
Sanfords who were so sure, though they had no proof or evidence 
other than hearsay or what is called tradition, that they were 
descendants of Gen. Thomas de Sanford of 1066 and of the Sand- 
ford Manor family, of Shropshire that it had become a conviction 
with them. The discovery which Mr. Hoppin has made will be a 
hard blow to them. It does not disturb me in the least and I do 
not think it will the great majority of Sanfords about the country. 
I wish to know the truth. 

I have always gravely doubted that we are of Norman descent. 
The name Sandford is surely a place name and it seems to me 
more Saxon than Norman. I am sure the most of us would prefer 
a Saxon origin. 

The will of our emigrant ancestor's grandfather Thomas San- 
ford, shows him to have been a prosperous, successful man, of a 
kindly and generous nature and of exceptional character. All San- 



THOMAS SANFOED IN AMEEICA 63 



fords may well be proud of him. The gentle care, interest and 
concern shown by him for his kith and kin is a greater heritage 
Uian would come from most cases of nobility, or rank. Well may 
we be proud of him and our ancestry. 

Several Sanford Emigrants to America. 

I had not proceeded far in my labors upon the work when 
I discovered to my surprise that several other Sanfofds were emi- 
grants to this country at about the same time that Thomas came, 
and a little further in my work I was greatly annoyed and per- 
plexed in finding that the names of the children, grandchildren, etc., 
of three of these other pioneers were very largely the same as those 
given to the descendants of Thomas Sanford. The four pioneers 
who named their children so much alike were, Thomas of Milford, 
and Robert, Andrew and Zachary, of Hartford, Ct. In 1667, 
Andrew went to Milford where of course his descendants got more 
or less into the same records as did those of Thomas. In 1651, Zach- 
ary settled in Saybrook only some forty miles distant. Thus it 
will be seen that these four men were only a few miles separated, 
and as the generations increased settled on the intervening terri- 
tory and country round about. It was not long before I found it 
not only expedient but necessary to work out the descendants ol 
all four of the Pioneers to enable me to tell with certainty which 
were the descendants of Thomas. This data for a few generations 
I preserve in the Appendix to this work for the benefit of the 
descendants of Robert, Andrew and Zachary and any future geneal- 
ogist of either family. The great similarity of names among 
the children and grandchildren &c of these four Pioneers, with the 
fact of their settlement at or about the same time, and three of 
them in the same neighborhood, led me at an early date, not only 
to suspect but to believe that they were closely related, brothers 
very likely, cousins at the farthest. 

The Only Records as to Thomas Sanford 's Lineage. 

The only records of which I have learned in all my struggles 
bearing on the nativity of Thomas Sanford are three in number. 
Two of these are so palpably erroneous that I will only speak of 
them briefly : — 

The first of these that I will mention is found in the caption 



64 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



to the Sanford part of, the work, "Bev. John Beach and John 
Sanford and their Descendants," published in 1898. In this cap- 
tion is the following: — 

"We have reason to believe that our Thomas of Milford 
was a son of Anthony Sanford and Joane, daughter of John 
Stratford : that Anthony was a son of Raulf Sanford of Stowe, 
County of Gloucester, England; that Thomas married Doro- 
thy, daughter of Henry Meadows of Stowe; that he came to 
Boston, Mass., with the John Winthrop Colony in 1631-3." 

This information was given to Edward Jackson Sanford, an 
enthusiastic Sanford of Knoxville, Tenn., by Horatio Gates San- 
ford of Gloucester, Mass., who worked for some years gathering 
material for a Sanford genealogy, though his name is there given 
as Henry Sanford. ' 

It will be noticed that the whole statement is predicated upon 
the qualifying words "we have reason to believe" and well it 
should be, since all that is there given may be found in the Har- 
leian Society Publications, Vol. 21, page 220. The nams Thomas 
appears in Appendix No. 1, which record states that the family 
records there given were taken on a Visitation (an inquiry as to 
families bearing arms) made in 1569. We know that our Thomas 
died in Milford in 1681 which makes it absolutely impossible that 
he could have been the Thomas Sanford who married Dorothy 
daughter of Henry Meadows, there given, and we can dismiss the 
consideration thereof without hesitation. 

The second record of which I will speak bearing on the nativity 
of Thomas Sanford, is an article on the life of Nathan Sanford, 
who was twice elected United States Senator from New York, in 
the Sag Harbor Express (Long Island) of May 21, 1908. In this 
the pedigree of Nathan is given as follows: 

"Hugh Sanford of England died in 1530. He had a son 
Robert who died in 1598. He had three children, Arthiir, 
Francis and Thomas. The last was a captain of ordinance and 
was killed Jan. 22, 1643 while attempting to storm Nantwick. 
His estate was confiscated by Parliament and his children came 
to America. One of these was Robert Sandford, of Hartford, 
Ct. He had a son Ezekiell who went to Bridgehampton, Long 
Island in 1670 and from whom Nathan descended." 

This does not help us as to the lineage of Thomas unless it 
be shown that he was a brother of Robert, which Mr. Hoppin now 
shows in his article, and, since he does, the article deserves some 
attention. It is certainly a clear, clean cut and pretty story and 



THOMAS SANFOED IN AMEEICA 65 

gives the family a connection with the eminent family of Salop 
(Shropshire) County, England. 

But is it true? That is the point. I find in Burke's Landed 
Ceniry, Vol. 11, p. 1326, what, it seems to me, is a complete refuta- 
tion of the foregoing story. The descendants of Hugh Sanford are 
there given. Robert, who died in 1598, is given only sons Arthur 
and Thomas, no Francis. Thomas was killed, as stated in the article 
" in the Express, but left no children to come to America for the very 
good reason that it is not given that he ever married or left any 
issue. Nor was his estate confiscated. The estate of his nephew 
Francis was confiscated but restored in 1645. All the other descend- 
ants seem to be fully accounted for in England. The Author of the 
article in the the Express, William L. Pelletreau, Esq., of N. Y. C, 
wrote the writer that, the information contained in the article 
was given to him by the late Robert Sanford, son of Nathan. 

Therefore I do not see nor do I believe that any credence what- 
ever can be given to this story. 

The third item of a record as to where the Pioneer Sanfords 
came from in England may be found in the Court Records at Hart- 
ford, Ct. There we find this entry: — 

"A County Court Dec. 5, 1678 held in Hartford, whereas, 
it appears that Miles Clay of Branterj^ in England, deceased 
hath an estate in the estate of Zachary Sanford, late of S^- 
brooke. This Court doth see reason to grant Joha Durrant 
and John Loomy of Hadly in right of his wife who are grand- 
children of the §aid Clay, administration upon the said estate, 
they being next of kin and having agreed to accept of adminis- 
tration." 

This record I regard as not only the best, but really the only 
clue to be found in America as to where those four Pioneer San- 
fords who settled in Hartford or near by came from in England. 
It does not, it is true, speak of Thomas except it could be shown 
that he was a brother of Zachary, in which case it would locate him 
also. 

It was this clue which I persisted in following up after I 
learned of it and which led Mr. Hoppin to the discovery he has 
made. Well may the Thomas Sanford family take pride even, 
in the fact that Zachary Sanford was indebted to or under engage- 
ment to pay Miles Clay some money. Had it not been for this 
Court record I certainly would never have discovered the parentage 
of Thomas Sanford or the locality in England from whence he 

(S) 



66 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



came and, very likely, but for it, his parentage would never have 
been learned. 

The fact that Zachary Sanford is not shown by the wills or 
baptismal records, given by Mr. Hoppin, to have been a brother 
or even a relative of Thomas does not lessen the importance of the 
Court record in the discovery. I am still disposed to think he was 
possibly a brother, or at any rate a near relative. It is possible 
that he was born while his parents were in another locality and so 
did not get a record of baptism at Stanstead Mountfitchet, with 
the others or that the last child Jonathan later took the name of 
Zachary. 

Proof of Relationship and Ancestry. ■ 

What made me think early in my work, and still does, that 
they were brothers is the fact that the names EzeMel and Sarah 
are found among the children of all four of the Pioneers, the names 
Mary, Elizabeth and Hannah in three of the families and the names 
Abigail and Zachary in two of them. From this I felt all the 
while that if the names of their parents were ever learned they 
would be found to be Bzekiel and Sarah or Mary. The name of 
the father, Mr. Hoppin shows to have been Ezekiel, but the Christ- 
tian name of the mother has not been learned. 

Another reason for thinking them brothers was the fact that 
many Sanfords about the country wrote me that "their grand- 
father had told their father years ago", that three (some of them 
had it four) brothers came to this country, together, that it had 
always been so understood in the family." Among those members 
of the family who took, and now take, an interest in such matters, 
this seems to be not only a prevailing, but a fixed tradition, and 
now it is proven by Mr. Hoppin to have been a fact. 

One of the very best items of proof that the Thomas, Robert 
and Andrew, sons of Ezechiell Sanford of Stanstead Mountfitchet, 
England, are the identical Thomas, Robert and Andrew Sanford 
who came to America is the fact that Andrew Warner, who was 
their uncle (brother of their mother) came to New England in 
16.32. He was first in Cambridge and made a Freeman in Boston, 
May 14, 16.34. He went to Hartford, Ct., with the original pro- 
prietors there, where he lived till 1656, when he removed with his 
second wife, Esther, to Hadley, Mass., on account of religious 
troubles. He took the oath of allegiance there Feb. 8, 1679, and 
died there Dec. 18, 1684, aged 90, making his birth in 1594. He 



THOMAS SANFOED IN AMEEICA 67 



had seven children and one of them, Mary, married John Street, 
Jr., whose father lived four miles out of Braintree, England, and 
his mother was of that town. (See "Savage's Dictionary of the 
First Settlers of New England.") The_ court order at Hartford, 
given on a previous page, shows that John Durrant and Mrs. John 
Loomy, grandchildren of Miles Clay, of Braintree, England, whose 
estate had a claim against the estate of Zachary Sanford, were liv- 
ing in Hadley in 1678. Braintree is in Essex, England and only 
twenty-five miles east of Stanstead Mountfitehet, where Ezechiel 
Sanford, father of Thomas, Robert and Andrew resided. From 
these facts it is plain that they were all of the Braintree Company 
that came to America. 

Whether Andrew Warner who came in 1632 and was older 
than his nephews, Thomas, Robert and Andrew, came alone or was 
accompanied by them, as also Zachary, Nathaniel and Richard, 
cannot now be learned. 

Thomas Sa^^ford's Appearance in America. 

It is a tradition among many Sanfords over the country that 
Thomas Sanford came over to this country as a member of the John 
Winthrop Colony in the year 1630. I find no proof of this. It 
is, in fact, quite safe to say that he did not come with him. 

The Sanfords who came over were more under the influence 
of Hooker and Eliot who came a little later. 

There is nothing strange however, in tradition making him a 
member of the John Winthrop Colony since he was a great and 
noble man — the George Washington of those early times. Accord- 
ing to the genealogies about the country it would seem that nearly 
every Pioneer came over with him. 

Mr. Winthrop was a resident of Groton, in the southwest of 
Suiiolk, a county on the east coast of England. It adjoins Essex 
County, on the north, from whence Thomas came. He was a man 
of such note at home that his emigration caused more than a thous- 
and people to follow him to the Massachusetts coast that same 
year. Poor and struggling as they were then along the Massa- 
chusetts coast, what a burden must such an influx of people have 
been ! 

The first instance that I find of the appearance of the name 
Thomas Sanford is in the Town Records of Dorchester, Mass. If 
any vital records were kept there they are lost. This place was 
settled in 1630, but no lands were allotted till April 3, 1633. It 



68 THE THOMAS SANrORD FAMILY 

is now a part of Boston and called South Boston and Dorchester. 
The town records begin January 16, 1632. The first settlers prior 
to 1636 were one hundred and thirty eight in number, and Thomas 
Sanford was one of them. He was made a Freeman March 9, 1637. 
This right or title conferred upon the holder the right of suffrage 
and also an advantage in the division of lands. The principal 
qualification for this position was church membership. 

A freeman was required to be of godly walk and con^^ersation, 
to be at least twenty years of age, to take an oath of allegiance to 
the government of Massachusetts, to be worth £200, to hold office 
if elected or pay a fine of forty shillings, to vote at all elections 
or pay the same fine. In the first batch of twenty four made Free- 
man the name of Thomas Sanford does not appear. The first 
official entry or record of Thomas Sanford in this country is to be 
found in the Dorchester Toivn Records {original), page 12, of 
Novemher 22, 1634, to wit: — 

"It is ordered that Thomas Thornton, Thomas Sandford, 

Henry Wright shall have four akers of ground on the west 

side of the way by Mr. Hawthorne's by the brooke on Rox- 

bury boundes. " 

Ibid, page 18, January 4, 1635, Thomas Sandford was alloted 
sixteen acres in the same locality. 

Ibid, page 19, February 18, 1635, Goodman Sampford was 
allotted two acres in the fresh marsh nearest the town. 

The title "Goodman" is another evidence of his good standing 
since it was bestowed only upon worthy citizens. 

"Dorchester, Mass., Town Voter pg. 15, 17 April 1635. It is 
agreed with Thomas Thornton and Thomas Sanford to undertake 
the keepeing of the cowes for the space of seven moneths to begin 
the. 15 of April for which they are to have 5s 3d the cowes if there 
be six score, if not so many the owners of the cowes are to make 
up their pay to £31 10s, if there be more they are to take their 
advantage and this to be payed the one half in May and the other 
halfe at the 7 month's end. 

In consideration whereof the foresayd prtys promise to 
fetch all the cowes from Jonathan Gillets house to Mr. "Woolcotts, 
and from John Greenways to Walter Filers and to drive them forth 
in the morning an bower after sun rising, and at coming in to drive 
throu and turn over the bridge those that are beyond that way, also 
one of them doth promise to keep them every lord's day and the 
plantation to find another according as shall be agreed in an equall 
proportion." 

Ibid, page 22, 1636: "It is ordered that Mathias Sension and 
Thomas Sampford shall keep the cowes this year (J637) to begin 
the 17 Aprill and to continue the keepeing them till the 15 Novem- 



THOMAS SANFOED IN AMEEICA 69 

ber, to have for their pay in keeping five shill the head for as many 
as are brought in the sayd five shill p' head to be payd one third 
in hand, one third at halfe the tyme, the other at the end of the 
tyme. 

It is also ordered that all that have eowes shall put them to 
the keepers to be keept in the ordinary cowe pasture, and none to 
be put away at the Necke of Land or keepe them otherwise about 
the- Towne or from the herd, on payne of ten shillings for (sich) 
offending. Also that all that live Northwards from the meeting 
house shall (have) their eowes into the open place before the meet- 
ing house within an houer of sunne rising and their keepers to be 
ready to drive them away and to be ready to blow their home along 
the towne, and whosoever bring not their eowes before Mr. Stough- 
ton's house within an houer sunne rising the keeper shall stay no 
longer (but) drive away those which are redy to the pasture, and 
those which through their (owne) neglect have their eowes behind 
shall not make that any Basse of payment to the keepers." 
Ibid, March 9, 1636-7. He was admitted freeman of Mass. Bay 
Colony. 

"Ibid, pg. 36, March 18, 1637: Allotted to Thomas Sampford in 
necke, two akers, one quarter, twenty four rodes. 
"Ibid, page 47, April 1, 1640: "Ordered that Thomas Sampford 
(two others) shall have each one aker an4 halfe of marsh in Mr. 
Hawkin's necke which was formerly granted them but not book- 
ed." 

The last grant or rather "booking" of a grant was made as 
the record states, to confirm an oral grant previously made. 

There is no record of the marriage of Thomas Sanford to be 
found in the Registry Department Records of Dorchester or Bos- 
ton, nor in the History of Dorchester by the Dorchester Antiquar- 
iun and Historical Society published in 1859, nor in James Sav- 
age's great work, ''The Dictionary of the First Settlers of New 
England" , nor of the birth of two or of any of his children. 

The Thomas Sanford of whom we have absolute records had 
seven children. I find no record of the birth of the first two, Ezek- 
iel and Sarah. The other five were born in Milford every two 
years, and I think it fair to assume the same separation as to all 
the children, which would make Ezekiel bom in 1637 and Sarah 
in 1639. 

Thus we learn from the History of Dorchester that Thomas 
Sanford entered into an agreement to look after the town cows for 
the season of 1635, and also for the season of 1637. It would appear 
also from the grants of land to him that he remained in Dorches- 
ter till 1638 or 9, and possibly 1640. The grant to him April 1, 
1640 was made to perfect an oral grant previously made. But 



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would it have been done had he abandoned Dorchester for parts 
unknown? I can't say. There .is no record of the transfer by him 
of any of the lands allotted to him. They were simply "booked". 

Pynchon's jVLvrriage to Widow Sajstford. 

After giving a brief sketch of Thomas, which I have already 
related, the History of Dorchester further says: — 

"Very possibly it was his (Thomas') widow who married 
William Pynchon of Roxbury (adjoining town) before his 
removal to Agawam (Springfield). If so, she was widow Fran- 
cis Smith at the time of her marriage with Sanford, for she 
had a son, Henry Smith who was a "godly wise young man" 
and removed to Agawam with his parents." 
The first name on John Eliot's Record, Roxbury Church ilem- 
bers is: — 

]\Ir. William Pinchon: his wife died soon after he landed at 
Xew Eng. [in 1630]. "After some years he married Mrs. Francis 
Sanford, a grave matron of the church at Dorchester * * * his 
rteughter Ann was married to Mr. Smith, son to Mrs. Sanford by a 
former husband." He went in [1636] to Agawam [Springfield] 
[Boston Bee. Comrs. Report vi 73] . 

The foregoing items in the History of Dorchester and in the 
Roxbury Church Records have given me and others a good deal 
of concern and trouble. Evidently they also did the writer of 
the former work, since he used the two doubtful phrases or terms 
"very possibly" and "if so." Now if we knew the time of the 
marriage of the widow to Mr. Pynchon it might help us a little 
but no light can be obtained from either the Dorchester or Rox- 
bury Church records on this point. Several antiquarians hold to 
the belief that Mr. Pinchon removed to Agawam (Springfield) 
as early as 1636 and not later than 1638. {See Boston Record 
Commissioners Report Vol. VI, 73). 

Mr. Pinchon was a man of more than ordinary capacity and 
importance. His residence in England was near Chelmsford Essex 
Co., and not far distant from Stanstead Mountfitchet, where 
Thomas Sanford resided. He was one of the Patentees and named 
in the Royal Charter of March 4, 1629. He wrote a book which 
had a second edition. In this he expressed some religious opinions 
of his own which led him to think it wisest to hastily go back to 
England. In 1630, he came over in the fleet with Winthrop with a 
wife and four children. His wife died very soon after reaching 
this e©«ntry. He died in England in October, 1662, aged seA'enty- 



THOMAS SANFOED IN AMERICA 71 

two years, showing him to have been forty eight years of age in 
1638. Widow Francis Smith came over also in 1630 with a "godly 
wise son. ' ' She died in England, Oct. 10, 1657. Their deaths and 
the fact that in 1630 she had a "godly wise son" would indicate 
that they were of about the same age. Then again she bore, so far 
as it is known, no children to Mr. Pinchon. In the "New 'Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. 13, pg. 294, is a 
letter bearing on the subject written by Mr. Pinchon, Apr. 2, 1645, 
to Gov. Winthrop, but it sheds little or no light. In it he says, 
"She (widow Sanford) ■ dwelt with my son Smith sundry years 
and she was servant to me in Dorchester before she came to my 
son." A note adds, "Widow Francis Smith had a son Henry to 
whom he probably refers, a wise and godly young man." The name 
of the only son of IVLr. Pinchon was John, proving that it was her 
son that he calls my son. Smith. It looks to me very probable since 
she was servant to Mr. Pinchon in Dorchester where he first set- 
tled, and before she "dwelt with my (her) son Smith", that she 
came over as Pinchon 's servant and remained such till he removed 
to Roxbury, when she went into the house newly acquired by her 
godly wise son Smith there in Dorchester, where Mr. Pinchon a 
little later married her. This explanation, conforming to the little 
we do know, is so in the natural order of things that it seems plain. 
Widow Frances must, at the latest, have gone into Pinchon 's home 
on the death of his wife, to conform to the known facts. 

Thomas Sanford did not reach this country so far as we know 
till 1634, some four years after widow Francis' arrival and was 
chostn in December of that year to drive the cows the following 
season. For these reasons I do not think it possible or even proba- 
ble that Thomas married widow Francis Smith witi her godly 
wise son, who was probably near Thomas' age. If he did, who 
was the mother of Thomas' first two children who have no known 
birth? Surely not widow Francis since she bore no children to 
Pinchon. If she did bear children to Thomas why did she not 
take them to Pinchon on her marriage to him after Thomas' death, 
as the History of Dorchester says was "very possibly" the case. 
It seems to me plain that as Thomas' name disappeared from the 
records at Dorchester, and as the writer of the History of Dorches- 
ter could not find him and knowing of the marriage of widow 
Francis Sanford guessed, as he had disappeared, that he had died 
and that she must have been his widow. 

Nor will it hardly do to say that she came over as the wife of 



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some other Sanford since she must have gone into Mr. Pinchou's 
home very soon to comply with the statement of Mr. Pinchon that 
she Tvas his servant before going into the house of her son, for 
'"sundry years". It is possible, of course, that she may have 
married Ezekiel, father of Thomas Sanford and that he died soon 
after or before his arrival as did the wife of Mr. Pinchon, though 
I hardly think it likely. 

Thomas Sanford of Dorchester and Milford Same Man. 

After all is said I am so strong in my opinion that it amounts 
to a conviction that the Thomas Sanford of Dorchester and the 
Thomas of Milford were one and the same person. My reasons for 
so thinking in addition to what I have already stated are as fol- 
lows : — 

In the first place the age of the Thomas of Milford well fits 
the Thomas of Dorchester. 

Second, the early records of all the coast towns of Massachu- 
setts, also of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, Ct., do not 
show any Thomas except at Dorchester, the young son Thomas of 
Richard in Boston, and Thomas Stanford (later Sanford) of Fal- 
mouth, Me. (Portland). William Prescott Greenlaw, Librarian of 
the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Society, is a descendant of the latter. 
He can find no record of his having been in Falmouth, before 1652 
and believes he was an original emigrant to that place. He had 
only one son, Robert. Mr. Greenlaw and Mr. Hodges have worked 
out the history of the family pretty thoroughly and it is certain 
that he could not have been the Thomas of Milford. Mr. Hodges 
is a Sanford t»x blood and ha^ made great research to find his 
ancestor John. He has preserved all his data in two Mss. vol 
umes. The Thomas of Milford certainly came to this country and 
it is not at all likely that he landed and went on at once with two 
children to Milford. If so, he was married in England, which the 
records do not show. 

Third, The writer of the statement in the History of Dorches- 
ter that "very possibly" it was Thomas' widow who married Mr. 
Pinchon shows that he was in grave doubt of the fact. 

Fourth, That James Savage in his great work, Yol. 4, pg. 15, 
states that Thomas Sanford of Dorchester went to Milford. 

Fifth, That as the Thomas of Dorchester disappears from there, 
a Thomas appears in Milford with two children. Where were they 



THOMAS SANFORD IN AMERICA 73 

born if not in Dorchester, the vital records of which place are lost ? 
There was no other Thomas to be their father. 

Sixth, We know from history that as early as 1634, there were 
as many as four thousand Englishmen in the coast towns of Massa- 
chusetts, that they were overcrowded and must have more room. 
But little advance had been made westward. Up to this time the 
people had hung to the shore of the bay. The Indians were back 
in the woods all about them and though they were peaceable for 
many years, the people dreaded to go back in the woods to chop 
out homes. But they were compelled to do so and did steadily on 
from 1635. 

Trials and Troubles op Early Settlers. 

The life of the settlers as we can readily see, and as we know 
from history, was a hard, bitter and most severe struggle. As a 
proof of this, reference need only be made to the great mortality 
of the Pilgrims who came over in the Mayflower. This vessel got 
into Cape Cod Bay Nov. 11, 1620, with an even hundred people 
aboard. For five weeks they remained on the vessel except that 
small parties explored the coast for the best site for a town. The 
place they selected had already been named Plymouth by John 
Smith. Log huts were built and in these the Pilgrims passed the 
long winter. At its close fifty one of the hundred had died. Ten 
years later, in 1630, the population of Plymouth was but three hun- 
dred. 

For a time there was some confusion among the towns as to 
rulers, laws, &c. But in one thing they were in great accord and 
that was their hatred of Episcopacy from the power of which they 
had left England. They became practically all eongregationalists, 
or, at least, those in authority. It was soon decreed that no one 
not a member of that church could hold office or even vote, and 
this was the law for many years. To such an extent did they 
carry church fealty and doctrine that on October 27, 1659, two 
Quakers were hung on Boston Common for preaching their ' ' nefar- 
ious doctrines," and in the following year Mary Dyer was hung 
June 1, 1660, for the same reason. One Jeffrey Pride was sentenced 
to be hung at the same time, but he, at the last moment, renounced 
the principles of the Friends and he was released. Mrs. Dyer 
would no recant and so she was hung, dying with this message 
on her lips, "I have been reserved for this — to free the land 
from spiritual tyranny." Many hold that her martyrdom did 



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do this more than any other single act in our history. So we see 
matters and things were not altogether pleasant and lovely with 
our Puritan forefathers. 

As early as 1633, one John Oldham, went west through the 
forests to the Connecticut valley and returned with glowing 
accoxints as to timber, soil, climate, streams, &c. Two years later 
a few Pioneers from Dorchester, led by the pastor of the church 
witlh many of its members, went through the wilderness to the 
Plymouth fort at Windsor, now only eight miles north of Hartford, 
where they settled, while another party from Watertown, Mass., 
went a little farther and came to a halt upon the site of Wethers- 
field, immediately south of Hartford. In June, 1636, the Rev. 
Thomas Hooker of Newton, (now Cambridge), with practically his 
entire congregation, set out through the woods for Hartford, Ct. 
In May, 1637, there were eight hundred people in Windsor, Hart- 
ford and Wethersfield. On January 14, 1639, the Freemen of 
these three towns assembled at Hartford and adopted a Constitu- 
tion. It was, says John Fiske in his "Beginnings of New Eng- 
land," "The first written Constitution known to history that 
created a government". 

New Haven, only forty miles southwest of Hartford, was not 
settled till the spring of 1638. The next year, says John Fiske in 
his "Beginnings of New England" page 134, "a swarm from this 
new town settled in Milford," a place some ten miles southwest. 

Thus we learn that as early as 1635 the neighbors of Thomas 
Sanford of Dorchester were "pulling up stakes" and journeying 
through the woods as far as to Hartford, Ct. He knew all about 
this emigration. He did not go with the first emigrants for the 
very good reason, as I conceive it, that he was under contract to 
drive the cows at Dorchester and did for the years 1635 and 7. 

The Settlement in Milford. 

It is universally understood and held by all descendants of 
Thomas Sanford who have looked into the matter, and it is also 
stated in aU records concerning him, that he was one of the original 
forty-four pionee? settlers of Milford in November, 1639. This has 
all arisen from the fact that his name appears in the Town Records 
of Milford as an original Pioneer. 

He may have been, I do not dispute it. But I have a serious 
doubt as to his having gone to Milford in 1639. My reasons for 
so doubting it are as follows: — 




ANCIENT MILPORD 
Thomas Sanford's lot was in third block from the left. 



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First, It will be remembered that he was granted land at 
Dorchester April 1, 1640, "formerly granted but not booked". 
It is true, but would it have been done had he abandoned that 
place and gone far into the interior? He did not join the First 
Church of Milford till January 9, 1642, and his wife Sarah, not 
till December, 1642. In all seriousness, I ask : Would he have been 
made a Free Planter in November, 1639, or even granted land till 
he had joined the church? I do not understand or believe that he 
would. 

Second, There is some doubt among antiquarians as to accept- 
ing the later names in the Town Records as Pioneers of 1639. 
The original first volume of the Town Records, as I am informed 
by Frank Famsworth Starr, genealogist of Middletown, Ct., is 
not in existence. The first original volume of Town Records begins 
in 1680 and the Town Votes in 1691. The original Church Records 
are extant. In January, 1677, a committee was appointed "to tran- 
scribe out ye old books what is necessary and of use." This was 
done and constitutes the only existing first volume of Town Records. 
It consists of a brief abstract of lands granted or obtained by 
purchase, with the names of the Free Planters of November 20, 
1639. The list of Free Planters consists of forty-four names. That 
of our Thomas is number thirty two in the list. It is thought by 
some antiquarians due to minor incidents and facts that have 
arisen in the study of the history of the later names in the list, 
that the last part of the list did not go to jVIilford till immediately 
subsequent to 1639, though the committee, thirty-eight years after- 
wards, put them all down as Pioneers of 1639. 

There is a tradition still held by some Sanfords that thp 
Pioneers to Milford were made up wholly, or in large part, by 
discontented settlers at Dorchester, and Watertown, Mass., a town 
only a few miles away, that they formed a party and proceeded 
westward through the woods, taking their stock, pigs, hens, and 
goods with them, that it took several weeks to reach Hartford, from 
which place they went on to New Haven, about forty miles south- 
west, where they spent one night, going on the next day to Milford. 
I hardly think this story creditable. Would people be likely to go 
that distance into a native forest to settle so late in the year as 
November? Fiske, as I have stated, says it was settled by a 
"swarm" from New Haven less than ten miles distant. I think 
this the more reasonable. In all likelihood, the men went to Milford 



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from New Haven in the summer of 1639 and built cabins into 
which they took their families in November. 

However, and whoever the Pioneers to Milford were, they 
selected a tract on the banks of a small stream with a fine cascade 
which took the eye of Washington in October, 1789, while on one 
of his trips from New York to Boston and was noted in his diary. 
There they went to work clearing the forest. The settlement was 
not far from the shore of Long Island Sound. 

{See picture of the village at an early date with names of the 
lot owners and the stockade to protect the people against a surprise 
or sudden attach by the Indians.) 

There were forty odd heads of families in the town including 
those who joined them sufficiently soon after to be called original 
settlers. The town was certainly made up of, or at least contained, 
strong, able men. Quite a number of them rose to great distinction 
in the colony. Among these John Law was governor of the Colony 
of Coiiecticut from 1742 to 1750, and Robert Treat Governor and 
Deputy Governor for thiiiy years. 

Antiquarians tell us that when the party went from Dorchester, 
]VIass., to Windsor, Ct., led by the Pastor, they took the church 
records with them across the country and that they were lost on 
the way or after reaching Windsor. If this be so, it readily 
explains why almost nothing can be learned at Dorchester in the 
way of early marriages, deaths, baptisms, etc. 

It is a shame that they were lost since they would, no doubt, 
give us Thomas Sanford's marriage and the birth of his first two 
children. It is my opinion and belief that Thomas Sanford married 
in Dorchester and that his first two children were born there. It 
is also my opinion and belief that he remained there till after 
April, 1640, when the parcel of land was granted to him that had 
been previously only "booked" to him. He was surely in Milford 
in January, 1642, when he joined the church. His third child, 
Mary, is recorded in the records of the First Church of Milford as 
born January, 1641, which is presumptive proof that she was born 
there. 

Arrival op Sanfords in America. 

It appears to me from all that can now be learned that Thomas 
at least came to this country prior to 1634 and probably in 1632 
with his uncle Andrew Warner, since land was booked to him in 
November of that year. Naturally, he had to become settled and 



THOMAS SANPORD IN AMERICA 77 

show that he was a worthy man, and also to join the church before 
he could, as I understand it, receive a grant of land. There is no 
record in Dorchester, Boston, or any other place along the coast, 
of Robert or Andrew. They first appear in the records at Hart- 
ford in about 1640. In addition to Robert, Andrew and Zachary 
in Hartford there was a Nathaniel Sanford who went there at 
about the same time. He died early, leaving only one child. 
Mary. His early death deprives us of any clue to him by the 
naming of his children. 

There was also a Richard Sanford who came to Boston in or 
prior to 1640 with at least four children, Robert, John, Mary and 
Thomas. All these names are familiar Sanford names and I cannot 
help thinking and believing that Richard was closely related to 
Thomas. I would be disposed to think him as uncle, but Mr. 
Hoppin's article seems to disprove this. Of the eight children of 
Robert, one-half of them were given the same names as four of the 
eight children of Robert of Hartford. 

It is possible and perhaps quite likely that Robert and Andrew 
did not come over till perhaps 1640-1, when they were tv.-enty-five 
and twenty-three years of age, but I do feel and believe that 
Thomas, at least, came with his uncle Andrew Warner in 1632. 
He was then twenty-four years old. In 1640, Robert and Andrew 
had become men and called to shift for themselves. They knew 
they would be welcomed by their brother Thomas and by their 
uncle, Andrew Warner. Reaching Dorchester, they found a 
congested population and the land allotted, or at least the best of 
it. They found also, if they had not learned before coming, that 
their uncle had gone far into the interior. Glowing reports were 
current of the milder climate and rich lands in the Connecticut 
Valley. Emigration parties or bands were every now and then 
forming to go to the interior. What more natural than that Robert 
and Andrew, vigorous and full of adventure, should be anxious 
to go to their Uncle Andrew at Hartford where were greater 
opportimities. It looks to me quite likely that they did soon join 
an emigrant train in the last half of the year 1640 or in 1641 and 
that Thomas, with his wife and two children, went with them to 
Hartford, where Robert and Andrew settled. Thomas -with his 
family, pretty soon after for some reason went on to Milford. This 
account of his movements meet all the early records of Thomas, 
excepting the record that he was a pioneer of Milford in 1639, 
which, it seems to me, is satisfactorily explained. Just when they 



78 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

came and how they moved about cannot now be definitely ascer- 
tained. We can only deal in what was most probable. 

Thomas Sanpord Could Read and Write. 

It is indeed gratifying to learn that Thomas Sanford, the 
founder of our great family, could read, write and ' ' cast accompts. ' ' 
For centuries prior to the birth of Thomas three-fourths of the' 
population of England were villains (slaves in a state of serfdom). 
When he emigrated to America three-fourths of the people of 
England could neither read nor write. He could write and, of 
course, read, as is shown by his signature to the report on the search 
for Whalley and Goffe and also by his signature to the deed to his 
son Ephraim given in this article. His ability to read and write was, 
in all probability, due to the wise and sagacious provision in his 
grandfather's will requiring all "my sayed children and every of 
them to be enstructed and taught to wright, read and cast 
accompts" (accounts). The will of the grandfather, Thomas San- 
ford, shows him to have been not only a successful man, but a 
thoughtful, sagacious man, deeply interested in his family's wel- 
fare. He wisely educated his children, well knowing they would do 
the same with their children. I do not think a grander spirit, a 
more tender and loving parent has arisen in the family since his 
demise, Apr. 6, 1597, at Much Hadham, Hertford, England. 

I am pleased to note that what meagre records there are of 
■Thomas while living in Milford show that he was an active, enter- 
prising citizen, and bore his part in public matters, though he did 
not achieve distinction in a political way. 

Thomas Sanpord Allotted Land in Milford. 

In Vol. 1, page 4, of the Land Records is this curious and 
almost unintelligible edict, to wit: — 

At a General Meeting, Nov. 22, 1643, It is ordered as follow- 
eth that whosoever in Milford is entertayned into possession of 
either meadow house lotts or house lotts, that he or they all and 
every one for every acre of house lott or home lott or meadow or 
part of acre of which he is possessed shall pay after the rate of 
four (shillings) pr acre provided a man shall be accounted to 
have so many acres of meadow as his proportion, (illegible) to 
by the rules of persons and estates according to the variation from 
the aforesaid number of acres caused by reason of ye different 
quality of meadow." 

Then follows the allotment to forty-six inhabitants of upland, 



THOMAS SANFOKD IN AMERICA 79 

meadow and house lot to each. Thomas Sanford received a fair 
average with the others, to wit: — Two and three-quarter acres 
house lotts, sixteen and one-half acres of upland and seven-tenths 
acres and sis poles meadow.. 

In Vol. 1, page 29, on November 24, 1651, Thomas was granted 
a parcel of land on an island over against his own lot to set a barn 
and to fence in a little yard, provided a way be left for the town 
-to build a bridge over the river. 

At a General Court held April 22, 1656, "Vol. 1, page 39, the 
town gave to Thomas, to wit : — 

"All that piece of land so far as the water stands or flows 
commonly called by the name of pond poynt provided that in his 
drawing he does not prejudice neither carting or passage for the 
cattell of going that way and that when he hast passage for it or 
part of it he shall take two men indifferent only to size or propor- 
tioui the same with other land or meadow and accordingly he is 
from time to time pay rates and maintain fencing for it." 

At a General Court held March 19, 1659, Vol. 1, page 54, 
Thomas Sanford was with others allotted thirteen and one-quarter 
acres. 

On December 26, 1660, at a town meeting, Thomas Sanford 
with another was chosen to view a highway for Joseph Northrup 
lot by the " " pond gate. 

There are some other instances where his name appears in the 
records of the town, all going to show that he bore his part and 
held the good opinion of his neighbors, that he was a frugal and 
industrious citizen, which was shown by the amount of his estate, 
appraised October 21, 1681, soon after his death at £450-18s-3d. 
Two of his sons, Bzekiel and Samuel became quite wealthy for 
those times. 

The Regicides — Whalley and Goffe. 

The Regicides, (King Killers) Colonels Edward Whalley and 
William Goffe skulked into Milford, Ct., where they remained in 
hiding for a time fed by the plain people who were nearly all their 
friends. 

On the success of the great uprising of the people in England, 
led by Oliver Cromwell against King Charles, the latter was 
brought to trial for high treason before a commission of one 
hundred and thirty appointed judges. Only seventy-four of those 
selected sat in judgment, and only fifty-nine of these signed the 
death warrant. Colonels Whalley and Goffe signed it. Colonel 



80 THE THOMAS S-AJSTFORD FAMILY 



Whalley's name was the fourth and preceded only by those of 
John Bradshaw, Lord Thomas Grey and Oliver Cromwell. It was 
a brave thing to do as it turned out. So long as Cromwell lived 
they were safe. But he died September 3, 1658, when his son 
Kiehard was proclaimed Protector by Parliament. Through the 
efforts of the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches, King Charles 
the Second was enthroned as King in May, 1660. He turned out 
to be a weak, frivolous and riotous ruler and got the name of the 
"Merry King". At once on becoming king, he set out to hunt 
down, imprison or kill all those then living who had signed the 
death warrant of his father. 

The bodies or bones of Cromwell, Bradshaw and Iraton were 
taken out of the tombs in Westminster Abbey and hung from a 
gallows all day in a public square in the city. Following his 
accession as king, twenty-seven of the judges were arrested, tried, 
and ten of these promptly executed. Sixteen others of the judges 
escaped and fled the country, living the rest of their lives in exile 
and seclusion. Messrs. Whalley, Goffe and Dixwell came to New 
England in July, 1660, where they lived in eaves, cellars or in the 
garrets of friends till death released them. They were brave, strong, 
able men. In several encounters with the Indians, Colonel Goffe 
appeared out of the darkness, so to speak, instantly took command 
of the settlers, led them to victory and as suddenly disappeared, 
no one knowing who he was or whence he came. 

In their skulking and meanderings to avoid arrest. Colonels 
Whalley and Goffe, as before stated, got into Milford, Ct., in the 
summer of 1661. The English ofScials of Boston learning it, 
acting under orders from England, came to Milford to get them. 
Failing to find them, they-forced the local officials to issue a search 
warrant as follows: — 
^^ Order of Search for Col. Whalkey akd Goffe. 

\ {From Records at Milford, Ct.) 

For the Marshalls or Deputies at Milford 

May 17, 1661. 
You are to make diligent search by the first throughout the whole 
town of Milford and the precincts thereof, taking with you two or 
three sufficient persons and, calling in any other help you shall 
have need of who are hereby required for your assistance upon 
call ; And this to be in all dwelling houses, barns or otlier build- 
ings, whatsoever and all vessel in the harbor for the finding and 
apprehending of Col. Whalley and Col. Goffe, who stand charged 



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MAS SANFORD, THE POUNDER OP THE FAMILY 
Date March 23, 1674 



THOMAS SANFOKD IN AMERICA 81 

with crimes as by His Majesty's letter appears; and being found 

you are to bring them to the Deputy Governor or some other 

Magistrate to be sent over to England according to His Majestie's 

orders. 

Whereof fail at peril. By Order of General Court. 

Attest. : 
Jasper Crane : 

Nathan Gilbert : William Leet, Dep. Gov. 
Robert Treat : 

In the Marshall's absence I do appoint and empower Thomas San- 
ford, Nicholas Camp and James Tapping to the above named power 
according to the tenor of the warrant, and to make a return there- 
of under your hand to me by the first. 

ROBERT TREAT, Gov. 

The Searchers appointed reported as follows: — 
We, the said persons appointed to serve and search by virtue 
of this warrant do hereby declare and testify that to our best light, 
we, the 20th day of May 1661, made diligent search according to 
the tenor of this warrant as witnesses on hand. 

THOMAS SANPORD : 

• NICHOLAS CAMP 

JAMES TAPPING hisXmark: Searcher 
LAWRENCE WARD 

The Regicides remained concealed, the record adds, in the 
cave at West Rock in New Haven from May 15 to June 11. It 
is very evident from the temper of the people shown in a work 
entitled, " Wadsworth or the Charter Oak," that neither Thomas 
Sanford nor his co-searchers hunted for them with lanterns. The 
Regicides had very many narrow escapes from arrest. Both died 
in the home of Rev. John Russell at Hadley, Mass. During the 
sixteen years that Col. Goffe was under his roof he was not seen 
in public but once. 

It will be noticed that our forefather wrote his name Sanford 
and also that there is no "d" in the middle of the name Sanford. 

ORIGIN.VL Deed of Thomas Sanford. 

Probably nothing has been found or can be found which will 
more please and interest the descendants of Thomas Sanford, 
excepting possibly the discovery of his English ancestry, than the 
finding at this late dale of a genuine, original deed with his 
signature, to his son Ephraim. This, with other papers was passed 
on Ephraim 's death to his son Samuel and by him to his son 
Samuel and so on to a quarter of a century ago when Horatio Gates 
Sanford discovered and secured them. They were found and kept 

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82 THE THOMAS SANFCTBD FAMILY 

all these years in a small oak box, put together with coarse, hand 
made nails and filed, "Samuel, Sept. 9, 1736." All descendants 
of Thomas everywhere should bless the memory of the descendants 
of Ephraim who for so long sacredly kept and preserved these old 
papers. There were ninety-two of them in the box, several of them 
nearly as old as the deed of Thomas. But few people can boast of 
the autograph signature of an ancestor who came to this country 
verj- nearly as early as the Pilgrim Fathers. These papers will be 
filed in the Connecticut Historical Society for the benefit of all 
who may be interested. 

In the Appendix is given a list of these papers with the names 
of all parties to them, including witnesses and officials, where may 
be seen and found the original signatures of all these parties. 
{See Ephraim, son Samuel and his son Samuel for further particu- 
lars as to several of said old papers). • 

The Deed Translated {See Fac simile copy). 

This Witnesseth yt. J, Thomas Sanford of Milford have given 
unto my son Ephraim Sanford a piece of Land Lying in yt Cap- 
tain's Neck containing thirty acres more or less wth a prcell (parcel) 
of meadow in yt fresh meadow joyning to yt sd Land — Alsoe J 
give unto him three acres of meadow be it more or less upon an 
JsLand in Stratford River and alsoe a piece of Salt meadow in 
Oystr (oyster) meadow conteyning about two acres bounded with 
G. M. (Goodman) Merwins meadow South W (southwest) & yt 
river east and the Avood Land North, and also a piece of Up Land 
in Added Plaine conteyning six acres more or less. J say all these 
Abovesd Pcells (parcels) of Land and meadows J do hereby give 
& grant to my son Ephraim to him & to his heirs quietly to Jnjoy 
forever & doe hereby (torn) secured the Same unto him. 

Jn Witness w — of (whereof) J have hereunto set my hand 
^ Thomas Sanford. 

Witness : 

Alexander Bryan, Jun. 
Samuel Northrup 
28—1—74 (28 March 1674, old Style) 

The above sd gift was confirmed before me. 

Alex. Bryan. 

Note. Alexander Bryan was a Magistrate and a member of 
the Upper House of the Colony Assembly. He always signed his 
name as the fac-simile copy — Alexander Bryan, Jun. was his grand- 
son. 

Some, or possibly all the lands conveyed in the foregoing deed. 
were in Ephraim 's estate on his death in 1686 and divided among 
his children. In fact, the gift of land in foregoing deed to Ephraim 



THOMAS SANFOBD IN AMERICA 83 

was confirmed by Thomas' will. {See Stratford, Conn., Book 1, 
page 77, Nov. 6, 1681.) Our forebear used, as will be noticed, a 
peculiar letter in his signature by inverting the letter h. Inverting 
this letter as I am informed by James Allen Kibbe, the veteran 
genealogist of Warehouse Point, Ct., was often done in those 
early days, as also in England, as I learn from true copies of wills 
sent to me. For the capital letter "I" the writer used, as will be 
noticed, the letter now used for J. They did not begin recording 
deeds in Milford till about 1685, and so the above deed of gift is not 
on record. 

The Village op Milford. 

The village of Milford is today a bright, enterprising place of 
about four thousand people. A prominent man there ^\T0te me 
when I began this work that he Ivnew of but one person bearing the 
name of Sanford in Milford, to wit, Ephraim Sanford, a gentleman 
of some seventy-five years. On writing him not long afterwards 
I learned from others that he too had passed away. The home of 
our family seems to be entirely deserted by its descendants, at 
least the name. Such is the way of the world. The place that knew 
them, gave them birth, knows them no more. But there are good 
men and women there still. Though not of our blood, they have 
remembered us. As the graves and headstones of the founders 
of the town had disappeared and become utterly unknown, it was 
thought best to commemorate them. 

Accordinglj^, in 1SS9, on the two hundred and fiftieth anni- 
versary of the founding of the town a stone bridge was built over 
the stream which the Pioneers had some difficulty in crossing when 
entering the town. The descendants of the Pioneers built a stone 
tower at one end of the bridge as a memorial in their memory and 
also placed heavy stones on the battlements of the bridge in which 
the names of the founders are cut. A cut of the bridge is given 
in this work. The cross in this picture indicates the stone that is 
given to our forefather, Thomas Sanford, with this inscription, 

THOMAS SANFORD 

Obit 1681 
SARAH, HIS WIFE. 
Thomas Sanford died at Milford, October, 1681, and was 
buried there. No trace of his grave or that of his wife Sarah who 
died in the summer of that year is known. Evidently, he was not 
sick long since the date of his will is September 23, 1681, and his 
death October, 1681. 



Strjrttntts for ISatng 



First, read carefully '"key to work" at the beginning of genea- 
logical tables proper, on another page. Then trace from the reeoi'd 
the ancestry of the two persons whose relationship you wish to find, 
to their first and nearest cammon ancestor. From this ancestor 
taken as generation No. 1 find the number of the generation of 
each of the two persons. Now, refer to the Chart and trace the 
intersection of the generation numbers, so found (from top and 
left hand margins of Chart), where you will find the relationship 
stated. 

Examples. Find the relationship between Carlton E. Sanford 
(No. 9S05 of record) and Joseph H. Sanford (No. 2919). Tiuming 
to No. 9805 we find the ancestry of Carlton E. to be : {Jonah 5063, 
JonaJi 2178, Benjamin 944, Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Samuel 35, 
Epfiraim 6, Thomas 1). Now, turning to No. 2919 we are referred 
to No. 2917 where we find the ancestry of No. 2919 to be : {Joseph 
1196, Isaiah 484, Joseph 161, Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, EzeUel 2, 
Thomas 1). 

An inspection of these ancestors shows Thomas, the Pioneer, 
to be the first and nearest, common ancestor, from whom as first 
Carlton E. is the 9th and Joseph H. the 8th generation. The 
intersection on Chart of Nos. 9 & 8 or 8 & 9 shows them to be 
12th cousins. 

Again, take Zachariah Sanford No. 107 and David A. Sanford 
No. 1719. From No. 107 we are referred to No. 103 where we iind 
for No. 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1, and from No. 1791 
we get, David 762, David 291, Samuel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1. These show Samuel 23 as nearest common ancestor, 
from whom as first generation, Zachariah is 2nd and David Austin 
is 5th generation. Tracing on Chart the intersection of 2 from the 
left with 5 from tlie top and 5 from the left and 2 from the top, we 
get the senior and jmiior relationship to be great-great uncle and 
great-great nephew. 

For practice, take Alice C. Shepard, child of No. 5063, and 
Sarah E. Lane, child of No. 5048, and find Benjamin Sanford as 
neare.st common ance-stor, from whom as first generation find Alice 
to be the 4th and Sarah to be the 4th generation, and their relation- 
ship that of third cousins. 





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FIRST GENERATION 

KEY TO WORK. — Tha children are numbered consecutively from one to 
the end. Each child is given his or her own iruiividual mmiber. Every child 
that married and had a family has, where birth is given, a cross between the 
number and name. Such children are "carried forward" and their families 
there given. These can readily be found ahead by the child's number re-ap- 
pearing in black and larger figures. The numbers carried forward appearing 
in consecutive order greatly aids the quick finding of the number sought. 

The small elevated figure following the given name of a person denotes his 
or her generation. In tables of children, the first child only is thus noted. 

Whether you are a descendant of Ezekiel, Samuel, Thomas or Ephraim 
(the four sons of Thomas, fhe Pioneer), is instantly shown by which of these 
names is the next to last in the descent cast (italics) where you appear. 

To learn where all the descendants of each of the four sons can be found 
consult article in fore part of this work, entitled "Descendants of the Four 
Sons. ' ' 

ABBREVIATIONS.— b. (born) ; bap. (baptized) ; m. (married) ; unm. 
(unmarried); d. (died); dec. (deceased); ab. (about); ag. (aged). 

1. THOIVIAS SAXFORD, b. [1607-8] in Essex County, Eng- 
land, and in all probability at Hatfield Broad Oak ; d. Sept. or Oct. 
1681, ^Vlilford, Conn. (See preceding article by Mr. C. A. Hoppin 
on his parentage and lineage.) m. [1636-7] Sarah, maiden name 
unknown, at [Dorchester, Mass.] She d. May 14, 1681 at Milford, 
Ct. Her name is not mentioned in her husband's will who died in 
the following October. He was added to the First Church of 
Milford Jan. 9, 1642 and she Dec. 15, 1642. (See article by the 
author for a fuller story of Thomas in America.) No stone marks 
the gfrave of Thomas or his wife nor can it now be located. The 
author of this work visited the cemetery of Milford, Ct. in Sept. 
1909 and the oldest Sanford stone he could find was that of Mrs. 
Samuel Sanford 1726. "With people so devout as they were in those 
early days, and with a family so well to do, it is, indeed, strange 
if a stone was not erected, and if it was, that it has not survived 
to this time. In all probability, a stone was placed at their graves, 
but of such inferior quality that it crumbled away. There are 
several early Sanford graves in close proximity in the cemetery and 
no doubt the graves of Thomas and Sarah, his wife, are in their 
midst. A suitable, substantial and durable monument should be 
erected in this cemetery forthwith to their memory. If it should 
not be done now that the situation has been made known, it would 
really be a disgrace to the family. Steps should be at once taken 
to repair this neglect and inattention. 



FIEST GENERATION 



In September, 1681, Thomas Sanford, evidently fearing that his 
end was approaching made his last will. His wife had taken her 
departure only four months previous, and, no doubt, this added 
to his many years of toil and hardship hastened the coming of the 
end with him. The children had long since married and were 
gone, with new duties and cares of their own. They were alone in 
the sunset of life, save for Sarah Whitlock their maid, whom 
he remembered. The will he made bespeaks the man. It is a fair, 
just, sensible and equitable distribution of his estate and is as 
follows : — 

THOMAS SANFOED'S WILL. 

I Thomas Sanford, aforesaid, being weak in body, yet of perfect memory 

& sound understanding do now make this my last Will & Testament, in manner 

and form as followeth. 

First, I comitt my soul into ye hands of God through Jesus Christ, in 

whom alone I hope to be saved; and my body to be decently interred, c& for 

my worldly estate I dispose of as followeth. 

Imp : I give unto my Eldest son Ezekiel Sanford twenty pounds, besides 
what I have already given him. / Item. I give unto my son Thomas 
Sanford ten pounds, besides what I have already given him./ 

Item : I give unto my son Ephraim Sanford that piece of meadow, that I 
bought of Mr. Adam Blackman lying on an island in Stratford river, 
contayning seven acres, besides what he hath had already./ — 

Item : I give unto my daughter Sarah Shute, wife of Richard Shute of 
East Chester, the sum of fifty shillings, besides what I have already 
given her./ — 

Item : I give trnto my daughter Elizabeth AUyn, vrif e of Obadiah Allyn 
of Middletovra, the sum of five pounds, besides what I have already 
given her./ — 

Item : My Will is that my ingagement of twenty pounds, to my gran- 
daughter Sarah Shute, should be fulfilled, by my executor, as also all 
ye forementioned bequests, within ye term of three years after my 
decease. 

Item : I give unto my grandchild, Thomas Allyn, five pounds to be payd 
when he attains to the age of twenty one yearsV — 

Item: I give unto my son Samuel Sanford, my dwelling house, barns, out- 
houseing, with my home lott, & all the rest of my lands, both Arrable 
and meadow ground, within ye bounds of Milford, that I have not 
formerly disposed of, with all ye appurtenances & Priviledges there- 
unto belonging, to him, & his heyrs & assigns forever. And I do 
hereby make my sd son Samuel Sanford my whole and sole executor, 
of this my last Will and Testament. And I do desire & appoint the 
honored Major Robert Treat & Mr. Daniell Buckingham & Samuell 
Eells to be overseers to see this my Will fulfilled, and In wittness 
that this is my last Will & testament I have hereunto sett my hand 
& seal this three and twentieth Day of September 1681. 

THOMAS SANFORD (seal). 
Signed, sealed & Delivered 
In ye presence of us 

DanieU Buckingham 

SamueU Eells 

Jonathan Laws 

The above sd Thomas Sanford did further declare on ye 26th day of this 
instant September that it was his mind & Will that his son Ezekiel Sanford 



SS THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



should have five pounds more out of his estate, & his Daughter Elizabeth 
AHon should have five pounds more out of his estate, and that Sarah Whit- 
lock that was his mayd should have fifty shillings, & this was done in the 
presence of 

DANIELL BUCKIxXGHAM ) ^ittnesses 
SAMUELL EELLS p-viunesses. 

Probate Eecords, District of New Haven, Yol. I, Part 2, pg. 82. 

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS SANFOED, MADE 
OCTOBEE 21, 1681. 

An Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sanford of Milford deceased taken 
& apprised by us imderwritten. 

First: His wearing Apparell 9 lb. 3 s. / 2 pillow Cases, a table lb. s. d. 

cloath & 3 napkins 12 s. 09 : 15 : 00 

2 pavre of sheets & halfe a sheet 2 lb. 4 s./ one feather- 
bed,' bolster & 6 pillows 3 lb 10 s. 05 : 14 : 00 

It. : I bag of feathers & an old bed ticking, 2 bags, 1 lb. 2 s./ 

2 coverlitts & a blankett 1 lb. 4 s. 02 : 06 : 00 
Aflocks & bolster & 2 yds. of linsy woolsy 12 s. / 3 
coverlitts & an old curtaine 1 lb. 12 s. 02 : 04 : 00 

3 chests 1 lb. 8 s. / 56 lb. of cheese 1 lb. Is./ one halfe 
firkin & 12 lb. of butter 7 s. 02 : 08 : 00 
2 payre of cards 9 s. 2 sives 2 s. 6 d. / 2 cheesmatts 

2 s. 6 d. / 1 cubbard 4 s. 1 tub of old casks 4 s. 00 : 18 : 00 

It. : 5 gaily pots & 2 earthen pots and one glass 4 s. 5 lb. % "1 

of cotton yarns 3 lb. % box yarns & 4 lb. % of woolen I 02 : 13 : 00 
yarns 4 lbs. of Unnen yam & a basket J 



4 chayxs 11 s. 4 cushins 8 s. / a warming pan 8 s./ 
29 lb. y2 of brass 3 lb. 12 s. 6 d. 

19 lbs Vn of pewter 2 lb. / 1 iron pott 14 s. 2 old iron 

potts 6 s. a skillet 1 lb. / 1 little skillett 3 s. 

One muskett, sword, flaske & bandoleere 1 lb. 16 / 

amunition, powder, bulletts & shott 6 s. 

1 houre glass, 2 quart glasses & 3 small ones 4 3. / 1 old 

iron jug, buttons spectacles & brayletts 4 s. 

1 brush, 1 comb, 2 smoothing irons, 2 hamers 8 s. 8 d. / 

tongs, gridiron, pothooks & Tramell 11 s. / 

1 old Spade 1 old tramell 1 pr. old andirons 7 s. 6 d. 

2 pr. safe hooks a rest, 6 augurs 1 old adds 15 s. 6 d. 

2 lamps, 2 pack needles, 1 bodkin, 2 awls 4 s. 10 d. / 
gouge, 1 chisell, 2 gouges, 3 chisells & 1 tramell 1-0 s. 6 d. 

3 gimlets, a bill, a rubstone, a gimlett & knife 4 3./ 

2 axes, a bitt, a mattock, a grubbing hoe 17s. 

6 old sickles, 4 cart hoops / 2 lb. of steel 11 s. 6 d. / 
old iron 16 a. 8 d. / 25 lbs. of iron 9 s. abwest one old 
handsaw, a meate forke, 4 s. 6 d. / 1 frying pan / 3 
payre of old shares 5 s. 
Old books 8 s. 2 old geneva bibles 13 s. / 1 old bed 5 s. 

3 leather bags 11 s. 2 payre leather buskins 3 s. 6 d. 
A piece of sole leather 6 s. wooden ware 8 s. 6 d. earth- 
ern ware 2 d. / 5 bush of mault 2 lb. 

5 lb. sheeps wooll 3 bags 10 s. 8. d. / 1 peck, a seed peck, 
1 peck, 1 old bottle 4 s. / 4 lb. of hops 4 s. 6 d. 

4 old barrels, of salt 1 bush., % of indyan 7 s. 9 d. 
1 hghs, 3 s 1 payre of woosted combs 1 lb. 

8 d. nayls 2 s. 3 d. / 6 d. of hob nayls 5 s. 9 d. /5 barrels 
Tanks, 1 cheesetub 10 s. / 1 caske of oyle 9 s. 



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Tallow & candles & lumber in ye ceUar 8 s. 8 d. 10 

bush, of apples 10 s. / 3 barrells & great tub 11 s. 02 : 09 : 08 

A cart & furniture 2 lbs. 10 s. chayne & " — " 1 lb. 10 s./ 

one plow & irons, harrow, shaft, collar & bolt 2 lb. 16 s. 06 : 16 : 00 

One yoake, 2 payre of horsegoands, 8 parcel! flax 2 lb. 

3 s. / 6 load & halfe of hay 3 lb. 05 : 03 : 00 

20 bush, indyan corne, 8 bush, of barley & 12 bush, of 

oats, 5 lbs. 6 s. / 8 bush, of pease 2 lb. 8 s. 06 : 14 : 00 

3 bush. % of rye & 20 bush, of wheat 5 lb. 12 s. / 

1 Hhds., barrels & a tub 1 lb. ropes 10 s. spade, bridle 8 s. 07 : 10 : 00 

One old fan 3 s. a deareskin 5 s. 4 forks 4 3./ nine 

small soveine 4 lb. 04 : 12 : 00 

The bams & ground about it 30 lbs. Homelott & houseing 

aU 130 : 00 : 00 

8 acres ^4 of land in ye baronecke 66 lb. / a piece of 

meadow in ye great meadow 42 lb. 108 : 00 : 00 

One parceU of land at pumpion delight 40 lbs. 1 acre 15 

pole in ye round meadow 6 lb. 046 : 00 : 00 

A division of land by ye mille river 7 lb. / 10 acres of 

land in oyster river playne 5 lbs. 012 : 00 : 00 

7 acres of meadow lyeing upon an island in Stratford 

river 030 : 10 : 00 

1 payre of oxen 11 lb. 10 s. / 2 horses 7 lbs. 10 s. 3 

cowes 9 lb. 18 s. 2 yearelings 3 lb. 8 s. 032 : 04 : 00 

1 young mare 2 lb. / 2 yearelings 2 lb. 10 s. a jare with 

some oyle 2 s. an old chamber pott 2 s. 004 : 14 : 00 

1 old dung cart, boxes, hoops & other irons & a wooden 

wheele 02 : 02 : 00 

2 howes, 2 axes, a dung rake & old iron 11 s. / by an 

iron banded halfe bushell 5 s. 00 : 16 : 00 

In money 3 s. 6 d. & money lent 16 s. a beetle, wedges, & 
crosscut saw 00 : 19 : 06 

I old meale traughe, 2 ladders & forme 00 : 20 : 00 



424 : 12 : 03 



There is also a piece of land lying in the indyan side in 
ye old field containing about 3 acres & halfe & some od poles 
which is not yet apprised 026 : 06 : 00 



Totall 450 : IS : 03 

JOHN BEARD ) . 

SAMUELL CLARKE j -^PP^serB 



90 THE THOMAS SAJ^^PORD FAMILY 

SECOND GENERATION 

Children of Thomas and Sarah Sanford. All bap. in Milford, 
Ct., except Ezekiel and Sarah. 

2.4-Ezekiel2, b. [1637, Dorchester, Mass.]; d. 1683; m. Eebecea Whelplej. 

3.+Sarah, b. [1639, Dorchester, Mass.]; m. Eichard Shute. 

3a. Mary. b. Jan. 16, 1642; d. in Milford, Ct., unm. Not mentioned in her 

father's will. 
4. + Samuel, b. Apr. 30, 1643; d. Nov. 27, 1691; m. Hannah Bronson. 
o.+Thomas, Jr., b. Dec, 1644; d. in New Haven, Ct.; m. (1) Elizabeth Paine; 

m. (2) Elizabeth Gibbard. 
6.4-Ephraim, b. Maj 17, 1646; d. 1687; m. Mary Powell. 
7.-i-Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1648; m. Obadiah AUyn. 

(Milford Church and Town Becords.) 



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THIRD GENERATION 

2. EZEKIEL= SANFORD {Thomas 1) b. [1637 Dorchester, 
Mass.] ; d. late in 1683, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Apr. 25, 1665, Eebecca 
Whelpley, b. 16 — . (Her name is given in Schenk's History of 
Fairfield as Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca Whelpley of 
Fairfield and ia other works as Wickla and Wakely.) 

Mr. Sanford settled in Fairfield, Ct. before 1660 where he died 
only two years later than his father. Was a Freeman there in 
1669. His grave is not known. The inventory of his estate shows 
that he was a tanner and a large land owner for his time. He 
divided the greater part of his lands among his children during 
his life time. At his death his estate amounted to £356, which ia 
dollars is about $1200, the pound of those days being $3.33 1-3. 

His widow administered upon his estate, but died before it 
was settled, which was done by a writing signed by all the heirs 
in 1697, the husbands of the married daughters signing for them. 

"The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield" by Kate E. Perry, 
1882, gives two Sanfords only, viz. Elnathan b. 1717; d. April 26, 
1727, and Ezekiel b. 1666 ; d. March 2, 1728-9. 

Ezekiel Sanford 's name does not appear in the Vital, Church, 
Probate and Deed Records at Milford except in his father's will. 

As it disappears in Milford it re-appears in New Haven. Some 
writers have felt a little doubt as to his being a son of Thomas of 
Milford, due, no doubt, to the fact that an Ezekiel Sanford is given 
in very early writings as an English Engineer and the builder of 
the Stockade Fort at Saybrook, Ct. The builder may have been this 
Ezekiel or possibly an English Engineer by the name, sent over 
for that purpose. The author of this work has no doubt or question 
whatever that he was the son of Thomas of Milford. 

He named a son Thomas for his father, a daughter Sarah for his 
mother, daughters Mary and Elizabeth for his sisters. Savage in 
his great work, and the Historian of Milford regard this Ezekiel 
as the son of Thomas of Milford. 

{See Schenk's Hist, of Fairfield, Ct. Col. Col. Bee. ii 521; 
Todd's Hist, of Reading, p. 213; A. D. Hodges, Jr., Manuscript of 
Early Sanfords.) 

They had seven children all bom ia Fairfield, Ct. 

8. + Sarah3, b. March 5, 1666; m. Corneliua Hullt. 

9. -f Ezekiel, Jr., b. March 6, 1668; d. March 2, 172S-9; m. Rebeckah Gregory. 
10.+Mar7, b. Apr. 3, 1670; m. Theophilus Hull. 



92 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

11. Rebecca, b. Dec. 13, 1672; m. John Seeley. 

12.+Thomas, b. May 2, 1675; d. May 20, 1757; m. Hannah Middlebrook (?). 

13. Martha, b. July 9, 1677; m. Nathaniel (i) Hoyt of Danbury, Ct. 

14. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1679; m. Joshua Jackson. 

3. SAEAH- SANFORD {same descent as 2) b. [1639 Dorches- 
ter] ; m. Aug. 14, 1656, Richard Shute. He was a seafaring man. 
They moved to East Chester, N. Y., in 1665. 

They had two children. 

15. Thomass Shute, b. Aug. 5, 1659. Beared a family in East Chester, N. Y. 

16. Sarah Shute. She received £20 by her grandfather Thomas Sanf ord 's will. 

4. SAIVrUEL- SANFORD {same descent as 2) b. Apr. 30. 
1643, Milford, Ct. ; bap. there in April, 1643; d. Nov. 27, 1691, 
jVIilford, Ct. ; m. Aug. 16, 1674, Hannah, dau. of Richard Bronson 
of Farmington, Ct. She was added to First Church of Milford, 
Jan. 31, 1675. Mr. Sanford received the homestead by his father's 
will. He was posted for freeman in 1669. Was added to First 
Church of Milford, Nov. 5, 1669. He was a man of some promi- 
nence and standing in the town. His father made him executor 
of his will. An inventory of his estate was taken Dec. 8, 1691, and 
names widow Hannah, children Hannah, Samuel, Sarah, Mary and 
Thomas. His widow's estate was administered Feb. 5, 1712. {Pro. 
Bk. 4, p. 123). 

The author of this work feels that he was exceedingly fortu- 
nate in securing a smaU oak box filled with very old papars mostly 
belonging to Ephraim Sanford and his early descendants. With 
one or two exceptions, these papers are in a good state of preserva- 
tion and quite legible. The author has made free use of them in 
the family of Ephraim. The only paper by Samuel is a deed by 
him as executor "to ye estate of his Honored Father Thomas 
' Samford ' " "to his Loving Brother Ephraim Samford " of 
several parcels of land in Milford, dated Nov. 21, 1686. (Entered 
in 17 in ye new book). The deed was sealed in the presence of 
Daniel Buckingham and Zachariah Baldwin and acknowledged 
Mar. 4, 1686-7, before Robert Treat, Gov. It bears a clean, fine 
autograph signature of Samuel Sanford. See fac-simile copy. 

In very many of the early legal papers, writings and even 
baptisms two years were given like that above, 1686-7. The reason 
of this was that the Ecclesiastical year began March 25th and the 
Civil year Jan. 1st, and without knowing the year used by the 




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DEED OP SAMUEL SANFORD 
Data Nov. 21, 1686 



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writer, the actual year could not be told. This custom continued 
until the year 1754. 

He had six children, all born in Milford, Ct. 

IT. + Hannah-J, b. Feb. 2, 167.5; d. Mar. 11, 1716; m. James Wright. 

18. Thomas, b. Sept. 29, 1677; d. Mar. 3 1679. 

19.+Samuel, Jr., b. Mar. 12, 1680; bap. Mar. li, 1680; d. 1729; m. Esther 

Baldwin. 
20.+Sarah, b. July 10, 1682; m. Benjamin Baldwin. 

21. Mary, b. Apr. 16, 1686; d. Feb. 2, 1703. 

22. Thomas, b. May 4, 1688; d. Oct. 18, 1730, Milford, Ct.; m. Sept. 29, 1713, 

Eebecca, dau. of Joseph Barnes of Farmington, Ct. No children. 
They resided in Milford, Ct. His will dated Feb. 3, 1724-.5, pro. 
Nov. 4, 1730, names no children, but names wife Rebecca, sister 
Hannah Wright, dec 'd, and her sons James and Jonathan of Dur- 
ham, Ct.; children of brother Samuel of Newtown, viz.: eldest son 
Nathaniel and Samuel. (For proof as to Samuel Sanf ord "s children 
in 1709, see Milford L. R., Bk. 4, p. 109.) 

5. THOMAS- SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 2) b. Dec. 
1644; bap. at Milford, Ct., Dec. 1644; d. in New Haven, Ct. ; m. (1) 
Oct. 11, 1666, Elizabeth, dau. of William Paine of New Haven, Ct. ; 
m. (2) Elizabeth "Gibbard". Mr. Savage says that "perhaps" Mr. 
Sanford was a son of Thomas of Milford. There can be and is no 
question or doubt in the mind of the author of this work that he 
was the son of Thomas of Milford from the fact that he took most 
if not all of his children back to Milford for baptism. 

Mr. Sanford was a freeman in 1669 and was allotted land in 
1680. The allotments were determined by the niunber of heads 
in the family and the amount of taxable estate, four acres being 
given for each head and one acre for each £5 of taxable property. 
He having seven in his family and a taxable estate of £59 and 10s. 
received forty acres. In the drawing, his lots fell on the east side 
of East River in what was first called North Farms, afterward 
Parish of North Haven and in 1786 became the town of North 
Haven. 

In 1721 he deeded forty acres to his son Samuel, two pieces 
to his grandson "William, and to his son John all his estate personal 
and real, wherein the son John agreed to well, comfortably and 
honorably maintain "me and my wife so long as we shall live and 
give a comely and decent burial to our bodies, and to pay at my 
death to my daughter Anna Abbott £4, to my daughter Sarah Beach 
£5 and to my granddaughter Elizabeth Huminston £8". ^Tr. 
Sanford left no will nor is there any record of his death. 

Nov. 13. 1679, William Paine of New Haven, deeded t-o his 



W THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 

son-in-law, Thomas Sanford of New Haven, "as part portion of 
my daughter Elizabeth, the house and home lot he now lives on.'* 
This was the first Sanford deed on record in New Haven. {Book 
1, p. 14). 

He had ten children by first marriage, all bom in New Haven, 
Ct. 

23.-fSamuel3, b. Sept. 13, 166S; d. 1748. 
24.-|-Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1671; m. Joseph Tuttle. 

25. Thomas, b. Oct. 13, 1673; d. Nov. 13, 1673, New Haven, Ct. 

26. Anna, b. Feb. 19, 1675; m. Abbott. She received £4 at the death 

of her father Thomas. 
27.-[-Thoma3 b. May 2.5, 1677; d. 1714; m. Mary Chub. 
28. WiUiam, b. Nov. 29, 1679. 
29.+Sarah, b. Nov. 26, 1682; m. Thomas Beach. 

30. Daughter, b. Feb., 1684; d. Mar. 8, 1684. 

31. Mary, b. Feb., 1685. 

32.+John, b. Apr. 6, 1686; d. after 1753; m. Hannah . 

(Above from New Haven Begistry.) 

6. EPHRAIM- SANFORD {same descent as 2) b. May 17, 
1646, Milf ord, Ct. ; bap. there in the same month ; d. 1687, Milford, 
Ct. ; m. Nov. 18, 1669, Mary, dau. of Thomas and Priscilla Powell, 
bap. July 20, 1645, New Haven, Ct. Mr. Powell was a planter 
in New Haven. Mrs. Sanford was admitted to the Milford Church 
May 15, 1681. 

The author of this work has in his possession ninety-two very 
old original papers, such as deeds, contracts, releases, receipts, 
confessions of faith, inventories, etc., with autograph signatures, 
which start with Thomas Sanford and continue through his son 
Ephraim to Hershel Sanford of Waterbury, Ct., in 1835. 

Through these papers several knotty and perplexing questions 
have been absolutely settled. The author considers that the dis- 
covery of these old papers was the most pleasing and fortunate find 
that has attended his four years toil upon this work. They were all 
written upon hand-made, rag paper, otherwise they would not have 
survived to this time. They are somewhat aged in color to be sure, 
but with two or three exceptions are not much broken and quite 
legible. 

They were found in a small oak box about nine inches by six, 
with a slide top. The box is greatly darkened by age and put 
together with coarse hand made nails. It is filed in hand writing 
on the bottom "Samuel Sept. 9, 1736." These papers are most 



THIRD GENERATION 95 



valuable and should be preserved in some archive. As the author 
of this work is a descendant of Ephraim Sanford, he can hold them 
with much pride. However, he now intends to deposit them at an 
early date in the Connecticut Historical Society of Hartford, where 
they will be accessible to all Sanfords and to any parties wishing 
to see the autograph signature of their ancestor. 

The oldest of these papers is an autograph deed by Thomas 
Sanford to his son Ephraim, dated 25-1,-74, (March 28, 1674, old 
style) a fac-simile copy of which is given on another page. He has 
also an original deed by Samuel Sanford, Executor of the will of his 
honored father Thomas Sanford, to his brother Ephraim Sanford, 
bearing date Nov 21, 1686. It was witnessed by Daniel Bucking- 
ham and Zachariah Baldwin, and acknowledged before Robert 
Treat, Gov. 

He has also the original inventory of Ephraim 's estate made on 
June 12, 1687, by Benjamin Fenn and John Smith, a copy of which, 
as nearly as can be made out, is as follows : 

' ' An Inventory of the Estate of Ephraim 

Sanford of Milford, late deceased taken by 

us whose names are underwritten on the 12th 

day of .June 1687. 

Imprimis — by wearing apparel in all £09 — 17 — 06 

Item two oxen £11 — 1 horse £4 15 — 00 — 00 

Item four cows £4 1 calf 6 s. 2 young eatle 17 — 11 — 00 

Item One fether bed & bolster 2 pillows 04 — 00 — 00 
Item 1 trundle bedstead & cord 10 s. 1 " chase ' ' bed & 

bolsters 01 — 00 — 00 

Item 1 bedstead cord & matt 7 s. 6 d. 1 paire cutains £1 01 — 07 — 06 
Item I old coverlid 12s. I old blanket 5s. 1 paire sheets 

10 s. 00 — 05 — 00 

Item 2 coverlids £2 lis., 4 blankets £1 sheet 6d. 04 — 00 — 00 

Item by com & meal 19s. 2 skins 9s. old cask lis. 02 — 02 — 00 

Item by 3 baggs & bushell wheat 00 — 16 — 00 

Item by pound flax hetcheld & 11 pounds cotton wool 01 — 02 — 00 
Item one mattucks 15g. 2 houghs (hoes) & 1 axe 7s. 

1 shoveU 01—07—00 

Item 3 axes — 1 fork — 1 hand saw, 3 wedges, beetle ring 01 — 00 — 06 

Item 3 iron hoops 63., 1 axe & stubing hough 6s. 6d. 00 — 12 — 06 

Item 3 sickles, 1 bell 6s. 3d., " " 43. 6d. 1 paire hoops 

10s. 01 — 00 — 06 
Item old iron os. 6d. & steel lis. 1 friing pan 8s. one 

shovel Is. 01 — 00 — 06 

Item old iron & ring & fork tines, 1 old pan & sive 00 — 07 — 00 

Item 1 hetchell 143. 6d. 3 wheells, 12s. hopes 2s., basket & flax 01 — 10 — 06 

Item 1 brass kettle £1, 1 dito 12s. 01 — 12 — 00 

Item wooUin & linen yarn £12 173. 2 kitles £2 12s. 6d. 15 — 09 — 06 

Item 2 brass skilets 15s., 1 warming pan 12s., 2 iron pots 01 — 17 — 00 

Item 2 kittles £2, tramill,^ tonges, gridiron, firepan £1 23. 03 — 02 — 00 
Item 1 pair bellowes 5s. 2 hamers 3s. 8 poringers, 4 

puter cups, 1.5s. 6d. 01 — 01 — 00 
Item 3 puter bassons, 9s. 6d. 3 pots dito, IO3. 13 pounds 

puter 2s. 3d. 03 — 02 — 06 



THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 



Item old puter basaons Ss, earthen waire £1 tin waire 5s. 01 — 10 — 00 
Item 2 cheasts, 4 boxes Is. 6d., 5 trayes 6s. other wooden 

waire 163. 02 — 18 — 00 

Item 3 paire sheets £4, 2 pair dito £1, 7 napkins, 17s. 6d. 05 — 17 — 00 

Item 8 ■ • piUabeers ' ' £1 4s., 3 holand table cloaths £1 4 s. 02 — 08 — 00 

Item 2 table cloath 6s, 1 pad lock, 2 cheast locks os. 6d. 00 — 11 — 06 

Item 3 glass botlea 2s, nails 43, arms & amonishon £2-3s. 02 — 09 — 00 

Item 7 yards serge £l-ls, butns, os. 6d. carpit 3s. 01 — 07 — 06 

Item 2 bibls & other book 12s, 8 chairs, table, cradle 10s. 01 — 02 — 00 

Item 2 bushels wheat 2s. 6d. 1 our glass, 2 looking glasses 2s. 00 — 04 — 06 

Item sissors & a chum 5s, candles & box Is, sope & firkin 00 — 14 — 00 
Item 2 barrells with meat 12s, 10 half tubs, 14s, other 

cask 15s. 02 — 05 — 00 
Item 1 trunk Is. 6d., 2 wooden bolls Is. 6d., 4 yards woollin 

cloth 10s. 00 — 10 — 00 
Item houseing with the yard & ortchard containing about 

one acre of land. 45 — 00 — 00 
Item Flax on the groimd £1-103. winter corn on ground 

4-lOs 06 — 00 — 00 

Item 5 acres indian com £5, oats 2 acres £l-10s. 06 — 10 — 00 

Item 5 acres flax £l-10s. 06 — 00 — 00 
Item 22 acres upland at home £100, 6 acres in reading plain 

£12. 112 — 00 — 00 

Item 5 acres of medow at the bend in the Stratfor river 27 — 10 — 00 

Item medow on the indian side 10 — 00 — 00 

Item out lands his father first half division 05 — 00 — 00 
Item that which was Edward Wilkinson's first half division 05 — 00 — 00 

Item 15 acres near poaUs plaine 12 — 00 — 00 

Item Land on the indian sd field 10 — 00 — 00 

Item 11 svrine 10 — 00 — 00 

Item I cart and things belong to it 01 — 15 — 00 

Item 1 plough and irons to it 15s. 1 chain 12s. 01 — 07 — 00 

Item horse-tackling 12s. sadle & bridle 10s. * 01 — 02 — 00 
Item to be added to the totall sum, one coverlid £l-15s. 

Debts to be deducted to Mr. Bryan 
Close of estate 

332 — 16 — 06 
Beniamen Fenn 
John Smith. 

Benjamin Fenn, John Smith personally appeared before me 
this 12 day of Desember 1687 & gave it in upon their oathes that the 
with in inventory is taken by them according to the best of thr 
knowledge. 

P. mee Rich. Bryan, Justice of the Peace" 

On the back of said inventory is given the names of his 
children with their ages as of Dec. 2, 1691, which agrees with the 
children herein after given. 

The Loving Brother's Agreemfnt. 

Another paper of interest is an agreement between the four 
■sons of Ephraim dividing the lands of their father between them- 
selves. It is as follows : 





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"We whose names are underwritten being legatees to the 
estate of Ephraim Sanford of IVIilford, deceased, do hereby com- 
pound and agree, each with ye other both for ourselves and our 
heirs, our severall rights, titles and interests in sd estate, and do 
hereby promise and oblige orselves and our heirs to rest" fully & 
forever satisfied for the whole of our portions or legacies due to 
us from sd estate wt is mentioned in these articles following: 

Imprimis Samuel shall have ye house and nine acres of the 
homlott more or less as we have divided it. 

It. (Item) Ephraim shall have in ye sd homlott one acre and 
half in one place & five acres in another place in sd Lott more or 
less as we have divided it. 

It. (Item) Nathaniel shall have in sd homlott one acre and 
half in one place and five acres in another place in sd Lott more or 
less as we have divided it. 

It. Zachariah shall have in ye sd. homlott six acres & halfe 
more or less as we have divided it in one place. 

And all ye rest of ye lands both upland and swamps and 
meadow wch did belong to the estate of our sd Honored Father 
deceased, as to quantity and quallity shall be equally divided 
amongst us aliways allowing to Samuel our Eldest Brother a 
double share or portion as we shall ourselves or with ye help of 
friends divide it amongst us. 

And further we do covenant and promise each to ye other 
both for orselves and for our heirs, that whatsoever shall appeare 
to be just and lawfully due to our Brother-in-law, Joseph Ash- 
bourne or his heirs after the decease of our honoured mother, upon 
the acct. of her thirds in sd lands shall be paid amongst us at an 
equal rate, Samuel paying a double share. 

And we desire ye Honoured Court to ratifie this our agreement 
and sett ye administr free from his bonds. 

For confirmation whereof we set to hands and seals ye fifteenth 
day of November 1705 
Signed and sealed SAM'LL SANFORD 

in presence of us EPHRAIM SANFORD 

NATHANIELL BALDWIN, NATHANIELL SANFORD 

JOHN FISKE, ZACHARIAH SANFORD 

At a Court of Probate 1st Monday, Jan. 1706-7. 

The above agreement acknowledged by the parties subscribed 
thereunto and is approved for record. 

Recorded 2 Book fo 248-9 and is a true copie test. 

John Winston, Clerk". 

The foregoing agreement is filed on the back "The Loving 
Brother's Agreement" and is a copy furnished by the clerk of the 
Court. 

The author has the writing dividing the lands agreeably to the 



98 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

foregoing agreement consisting of three large pages, describing 
the lands each took. 

He also has the order of Jon. Winston, Clerk of Probate dis- 
charging Samuel Sanford as administrator of Ephraim Sanford 
upon agreement and acquittance shown in Court dated Nov. 15, 
1705. 

They had seven children all except Mary born in Milford, Ct. 

33. Marys, b. Sept. 28, 1670, New Haven, Ct. ; was living in 1728; m. (1) 

Joseph Ashburn (Ashland); m. (2) Joshua Hotchkiss; m. (3) Eleazer 
Holt. She had four children by first marriage. 

The author has in his possession the original release and quit claim 
deed dated May 15, 1719, by Mary Ashburn to her surviving brothers, viz. — 
Samuel, Ephriam and Nathaniel Sanford, of aU her right and interest in 
and to the real estate of her honored father, Ephraim Sanford, dec. 

The author also has in his possession the original ante-nuptial agreement 
dated Sep. 15, 1719, between Joshua Hotchkiss and Mary Ashbourne whereby 
said Hotchkiss agrees that if in. the providence of God they shall come 
together in marriage and said Ashbourne shall bring any part of her estate 
into ye family, the said Hotchkiss shall make it as good to her as when 
it came and if ye providence > of God he shall die first, his said wife shall 
have £10 out of his estate. The inventory of her estate made in November, 
1719, and taken with her to New Haven is as follows: 

bed and beding and two bolsters 
Coverlid and two blankets 

6 sheets ' 

1 table cloath 

7 towells 

2 pilow beers 

3 napkins 
1 bras kittell 
1 bras kittell 

1 iron pot 
10 pounds of flax 
12 sheeps wool 

2 earthenware 
2 glass boless 
2 old barells 

1 bason — 6 spoons — 1 chamberpot — 1 cupe saser 

2 milk bols — 6 trenchers 
1 chest drawers 
1 rounnd table 
6 chairs 

1 great spin wheel 
1 heckeell spin wheel 

34. Samuel, b. Jan. 26, 1672; d. early. 

35. + Samuel, b. May 9, 1674; d. 1749; m. (1) Hannah Baldwin; m. (2) Mrs. 

Esther Parmelee. 

36. Ephraim Jr., b. May 11, 1677; d. Apr. 13, 1728, Milford, Ct. Unm. 

Estate divided among his brothers and sisters. May 7, 1728. His 
brother Samuel was administrator. The author has an autograph 
deed by Ephraim to his brother Samuel Sanford dated Nov. 12, 1711. 

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Satetn\7l3 ^^ "^^ °°*' mentioned in tlie settlement of Zachariah'a 

38.+NathanieI, b. Oct. 10, 1682; d. Aug. 20, 1771; m. (1) Deborah Parrand- 
m. (2) Bethiah Stebbins. 

39. Zachariah, b. Mar. 14, 1683; d. Dec, 1712, MUford, Ct. Unm The 
author has Zachariah 's autograph deed to his brother Samuel dated 
Nov. 12, 1711. His estate was settled bj a writing filed in New Haven 
Probate Court May 19, 1713, between his brothers and sisters viz • 
Samuel Sanford, Mrs. Mary Ashbourne, Ephraim and Nathaniel. 

7. ELIZABETH-^ SANFORD (same descent as 2) b. Aug. 27, 
1648, Milford, Ct. ; m. Aug. 28, 1669, Deacon Obadiah Allj^ of 
IVIiddletown, Ct. ; d. Apr. 7, 1712. He was a great-great-uncle of 
Ethan AUen. 

They had eight children. 

40. Obadiah3 Alljn, b. Sep. 20, 1670; d. Sep. 1702; m. Dorkes Wright 

41. Thomas AUyn, b. Sep. 20, 1672; d. Nov. 8, 1672. 

42. Thomas Allyn, b. Sep. 27, 1673; m. 1679, Hannah Leeks. He is mentioned 

in the will of Thomas 1st. He is buried in Middletown, Ct., in the 
old cemetery by the river. The slab that marks his grave caUs him- 
Deacon Thomas Ailing. 

43. Mary Allyn, b. Sep. 15, 1675. 

44. Ann Allyn, b. Sep. 12, 1677. 

45. Thankful Allyn, b. Sep. 8, 1679. 

46. Samuel Allyn, b. Mar. 15, 1684; m. Mary, dau. of Thomas .Andrews of 

Milford, Ct. 

47. John Allyn, b. Sep. 27, 1686; d. Dec. 1, 1783; m. Mary Howe, of 

Wallingford, Ct. 



100 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

FOURTH GENERATION 

8. SARAH^ SANFORD {Ezekiel 2 Thomas) b. March 5, 1666, 
Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Cornelius Hull, Jr., d. March 14, 1737 or '40, 
aged 85 years. In the Fairfield Church records pages 23-40 we 
find : among those admitted to full communion were Cornelius Hull, 
Jr. and his wife Sarah, Apr. 20, 1701. There being no church at 
Hull's Farms, they transferred their allegiance to the Greenfield 
Hill Church where they were admitted to membership May 18, 1726 
and renewed covenant June 1732. His will was probated Aug. 12, 
1740 and in it he named wife Sarali, daughter R. Rebecca (Meeker), 
Elizabeth (Burr), Martha (Sherwood), Eleanor (Ferry), grand- 
daughter Sarah Sanford; and sons George, Nathaniel, Ebenezer 
and John. The baptisms of all the children are in the Greenfield 
Hill parish records between 1694 and 1710 but no dates are given 
for George and John. 

Mrs. Hull's will is dated Jan. 16, 1744, in which she names 
all her children except John. 
They had ten children. 

48. George* Hull, b. 1686; m. Martha Gregory. 

49. Sarah Hull, bap. Aug. 26, 1694; m. Sanford. 

50. Eebeeca Hull, bap. Aug. 26, 1694; m. Meeker. 

51. Nathaniel Hull, bap. April 7, 1695; m. Elizabeth Burr. 

52. Ebenezer Hull, bap. Jan. 20, 1697; m. Martha . " 

53. Elizabeth Hull, bap. Oct. 15, 1699; m. Dea. Stephen Burr. 

54. Martha Hull, bap. July 13, 1701; m. Daniel Sherwood. 

55. John Hull, b. about 1703; d. , 1741 in Cuba, on an expedition to the 

West Indies. 

56. Eleanor Hull, bap. Sep. 15, 1706. 

57. Cornelius Hull, b. May 14, 1710; m. Abigail Eumsey. 

9. EZEKIEL^ SANFORD, Jr. {same descent as 8) b. Mar. 6, 
1668, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 2, 1728-9, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Mar. 1696, 
Rebeckah, dau. of Samuel Gregory of Chestnut Hill, Ct. They 
were admitted to full communion in the first church at Fairfield, 
Sept. 30, 1705. Mr. Sanford left a large landed estate. He was 
an engineer and built the first stockade fort at Saybrook at the 
mouth of the Connecticut River for protection against the Indians. 
His will dated Jan. 29, 1729, gave widow Rebecca one-third personal 
estate and use of one-third real estate for life. To daughters Abigail 
and Rebeckah each £200. To eldest son Joseph £100 more than 
equal part with his brethren. To son Samuel £20 more than equal 
part with his brethren in consideration of his not having a trade. 



FOURTH GENERATION 101 

To sons Joseph, Lemuel, Zachariah, Ezekiel, Samuel and Ephraim 
all the rest and residue of his estate, consisting of land which he 
parcelled to each with the value thereof, each being charged with 
what the testator had advanced them. 

The widow was still living in 1764, as is shown by a settlement 
under his will, probated Mar. 28, 1729, between her and the first five 
children. His stone of blue slate is still standing (1908) in the 
Old Fairfield Cemetery and bears this inscription, — 

"Here lies ye body of Mr. Ezekiel Sanford aged 62 years 
dec'd March ye 2nd 1728-9." 

The author has a copy of the covenant dated Fairfield, Jan. 7, 
1764, whereby the brothers Joseph, Lemuel, Zachariah, Ezekiel and 
Samuel bound themselves in the sum of one hundred pounds to 
support their mother, Rebecca, ratably. 

They had nine children all bom and baptised in Fairfield, Ct. 

58. + Joseph-*, b. Mar. 27, 1697; d. 1781; m. Katherine Fairchild. 

59. + Lemuel, b. Dec. 16, 1699; d. Apr. 25, 1780; m. Eebecea Squires. 

60. + Zachariah, b. Nov. 24, 1701; d. 1787; m. (1) Ann HaU; m. (2) Sarah — , 

61. + Ezekiel, b. July 27, 1704, d. 1764; m. EUzabeth . 

62. + Samuel, b. Feb. 20, 1707-8; d. Nov. 6, 1768; m. Sarah Meeker. 

63. + EphTaim, b. Feb. 12, 1708-9; d. Feb. 2, 1761-2; m. Elizabeth Mix. 

64. + Eebeckah, b. Nov. 21, 1710; m. Wm. Hill. 

65. + Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1714; m. James Bradley. 

66. Elnathan, b. Sept. 1, 1717; d. Apr. 26, 1727. 

(Fairfield Parish Records, Town Eec. Vol. 3, p. 632 — 17S3 "Dexter 
Notes" Stratford Church Bee.) 

10. :\L1RY^ SANFORD {same descent as 8) b. April 3, 1670, 
Fairfield, Ct. ; m. (1) Joseph Ashbourne and had four children; 
m. (2) Capt. Theophilus, son of Cornelius, Sr. and Rebecca (Jones) 
Hull. In May, 1705, Capt. Hull was appointed Ensign of the 

company at the West end of Fairfield ■ He was Deputy 

for Fairfield, May, 1708, and Oct.,' 1709 — Lieutenant of the West 
Company of Fairfield, June, 1709, and Captain the same year. 
At the General Court that year he was appointed on the Committee 
of War for Fairfield County. A small fort was built at Hull's 
Farms to which the settlers could retreat in time of danger. In 
this house he lived until he built a new home. His will was proven 
Aug. 2, 1710, naming wife Mary and his children. Mrs. Hull's will 
was admitted at Fairfield Court, April 18, 1713, naming her 
daughters Mary and Ann. 

The homestead of Capt. HuU was sold in 1729 by his son Theo- 



102 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

philus, who disposed of it in order to go with his cousins to locate 
in the town of Redding, Ct., which then became the principal 
''stamping ground" of the Hull families for several generations. 
She had six children by second marriage. 

67. Mary* HuU. 

68. Ann Hull, bap. Aug. 26, 1694. 

69. Theophilus Hull, Jr., bap. May 23, 1697. * ' 

70. John Hull. 

71. Jabesh (Jabez) Hull. V 

72. Eliphalet Hull. 

A Hull family history is soon to be published by the Hull 
Family Association, which will give a full record of the descend- 
ants of Sarah and Mary Sanford. 

12. THOMAS^ SANFORD (same descent as 8) b. May 2, 
167.5. Fairfield, Ct. ; d. May 20, 1757, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Hannah 
:Middlebrook (?) d. May 18, 1755 in her 75th year. Mr. Sanford 
lived in Fairfield, Ct., in the Parish of Stratfield. He and his wife 
Hannah were admitted to full communion in the First Church of 
Fairfield, Dec. 21, 1712. In 1699, he divided with his brother 
Ezekiel, their father's long lot stretching up into Redding, and 
settled there. He removed to Wallingford, Meriden Parish before 
1739 and returned to Fairfield before 1750. He and his wife 
Hannah lie buried in Stratfield Cemetery. He and his sons owned 
land in Stratford and difl:erent parts of Fairfield, some of which was 
in what afterwards became the town of Easton. His will, probated 
Dee. 6, 1757, in Fairfield^ mentions his children, viz: — Thomas, 
Ebenezer, David, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Lee, Hannah, wife of 
John Porter, Eunice, wife of David Hubble, Mary, wife of Thomas 
Wheeler, Sarah, wife of Joseph (?) Andrews, Tabitha, wife of 
Benjamin Andrews, and Tamer, wife of Ebenezer Hubble and 
grandson, Joseph Andrews, son of daughter Sarah. The Court 
appointed his sons, Ebenezer, of Fairfield, and Thomas, of Strat- 
ford, administrators of his estate June 27, 1757, {Fairfield Pro. 
Eec.) 

They had ten children, all bom in Fairfield, Ct. 

73. Elizabeths bap. Aug. 26, 1705; m. Nov. 15, 1721, Thomas Lee of 

GuUford, Ct. 

74. Hannah, bap. Aug. 26, 1705; m. John Porter. 

75. Eunice, bap. Aug. 26, 1705; m. David Hubble. 

76. Thomas, bap. Oct. 4, 1707; d. Apr. 17, 1767. Buried at Long Hill, Fairfield 



FOURTH GENERATION 103 

Co. Mr. Sanford settled in Stratford, Ct. The inventorj of his estate 

July 7, 1767, mentions among many other things his servants Eger, Fib 

or Gib, Judd and Cezer. No other people named. 
77.+Ebenezer, bap. Nov. 6, 1709; d. Apr. 16, 1783; m. (1) Mary EUis; m. (2) 

Sarah Chapman. 
78.+David, bap. Feb. 24, 1711-12; d. 1767; m. Patience Burrows. 

79. Mary, bap. May 2, 1714; m. Thomas Wheeler. 

80. + Sarah, bap. Nov. 11, 1716; m. Joseph (?) Andrews. 

81. Tabitha, bap. Jan. 25, 1718-19; m. May 4, 1738, Benjamin Andrews, of 

Middletown, CL 

82. Tamer, bap. Aug. 16, 1724; m. Ebenezer Hubble. She joined the Meriden 

Church, July 26, 1741. (Schenck's History of Fairfield, Vol. 1, p. 
404-5, Stratford Church 'Records.) 

IT. HANNAH^ SANFORD {Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 2, 
1675, Milford, Ct. ; d. Mar. 11, 1716, Durham, Ct. ; m. ab. 1696-7, 
James Wright of Durham, Ct. Mrs. Wright's brother, Thomas of 
Milford, Ct., in his will of Feb. 3, 1724, leaves property to James 
and Jonathan Wright, sons of his late sister, Hannah. Jan. 2, 
1709-10, James Wright and his wife, Hannah of Durham, gave quit 
claim deed to house and lot which was their father's, Samuel San- 
ford, of Milford. {Milford L. B. Bk. 4 p. 109.) 

(Mr. Wright married for his second wife, Bethiah — ). 

They had six children. 

S3.-fJonathan* Wright, m. Phebe . 

84. James Wright, bap. Sept. 29, 1700, Milford Ct. 

85. Margery Wright, bap. Feb. 25, 1705, Milford, Ct. 

86. Mary Wright, bap. Mar. 7, 1707, Milford, Ct. 

87.+ Joseph Wright, b. Nov. 1, 1713; m. Eleanor . 

88. Ebenezer Wright, b. Feb. 26, 1716, Durham, Ct. 

19. SAMUEL^ SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 17) b. Mar. 
12, 1680, Milford, Ct. ; d. 1729, Newto^vn, Ct. ; m. Jan. 1702, 
Esther, dau. of Nathaniel and sister to Hannah Baldwin. She was 
born May 25, 1683, Milford, Ct. They were added to First Church 
of Milford, Feb. 1710. They went to Newtown, Ct., in ]711. In 
1712 Mr. Sanford had permission from the inhabitants to put a 
grist mill on Pond Brook and in 1714 had a grant of land given 
him on Potatuck River for a mill "for to grinde ye towne graine". 
His will bears date Feb. 17, 1728 or 9. The Sanford homestead in 
Newtown has continued in the possession of the Sanford famdly. 
In 1894 it was owned and occupied by Frederick Sanford, a gt. gt. 
grandson of Samuel. 

They had ten children. 



104 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

89.+Nathaniel*, b. Dec. 3, 1702; d. Apr. 14, 1768; m. Elizabeth Seeley. 
90.+ Samuel, b. Apr. 1, 1704; d. Mar. 7, 1758; m. Hannah Gilbert. 
91.+Ebenezer, b. Feb. 22, 1705; d. Aug. 8, 1772; m. Ann Booth. 
92. Esther, b. Feb. 10, 1707, Milford, Ct. She was not mentioned in her 

brother Moses' wiU in 1760. 
93. -f John, b. Oct. 17, 1709; d. Nov. 17, 1792; m. (1) Rebecca Northrop; m. 

(2) Abiah Dunning. 
94". + Daniel, b. Nov. 1, 1711; d. before Feb., 1757; m. Dinah Perkins. 
95.+Moses, b. 1713; d. 1766; m. Hannah Gunn. 

96. Job, b. Jan. 10, 1715, Milford, Ct. He sold land to his brother Samuel 

Mar. 29, 1739. Mr. Charles H. Peck, for many years town clerk, said 
that Job Sanford never married. Mr. Frank E. Sanford of LeGrange 
111., was unable to find his grave in Newtown Cemetery. 

97. Hannah, b. Jan. 6, 1717, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Sept. 14, 1758, Samuel Prindle. 

He died, May 12, 1767. No children given in Town Records. 
9S.-r Rachel, b. June 13, 1720; m. Ebenezer Booth. 

20. SAEAH^ SANFORD, {same descent as 17) b. July 10, 
1682, Milford, Ct. ; m. June 17, 1701, Benjamin, son of Nathaniel 
Baldwin, b. Jan. 26, 1681, Milford, Ct. In 1708, Mr. Baldwin, 
then of Stratford, Ct., was one of the proprietors of Durham, Ct. 
In 1710, he and his wife joined with others in conveying land in 
Milford. They were then of Durham. In 1697, he renewed cove- 
nant in Stratford, Ct., and in 1706 his wife joined the Milford 
Church. {See Baldwin Genealogy.) 

They had two children. 

99. Judith* Baldwin, b. July 14, 1702 {Stratford Eec.) 

100. Abiah Baldwin, b. Oct. 13, 1700 {Milford Eec.) 

23. SAMUEL^ SANFORD {Thomas 5, TJwmas 1) b. Sept. 
13, 1668, New Haven, Ct., d. 1748. Settled in what is now North 
Haven, Ct. He received forty acres' by his father's will. April 2, 
1748, Samuel, eldest son of Samuel Sanford, of New Haven, 
deceased, exhibited an agreement imder "ye Hands of ye sevral 
sons of said deceased, viz. Samuel and Ephraim of New Haven, 
Ezekiel and Zachariah of Waterbury and Thomas of New Haven 
for settlement of the estate of Samuel Sanford of New Haven, dec. ' ' 
{New Haven Pro. Rec, Bk. 7, p. 303.) 

They had nine children, all bom in North Haven, Ct. 

101. Mary*, b. May 31, 1696. 

102. Lydia, b. July 22, 1698. 

103.-|-Samuel, b. Jan. 2, 1701; d. 1757; m. Deborah Clart 
104.+Ephraim, b. Mar. 24, 1704; m. Esther Heaton. 
lOo.+Ezekiel, b. May 4, 1707-8; d. 1760; m. Desire Warner. 



FOUETH GENERATION 105 

106.+Rachel, b. May 1, 1710; m. Benjamin Warner, Jr. 
107.+Zaehariah, b. Oct. 7, 1712; d. Jan. 11, 1774; m. Sarah Curtis. 

108. Dinah, b. Apr. 28, 1715. 

109. Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1718. Sold land Apr. 25, 1748, to Isaac Stiles of 

New Haven {Land Hec. Bk. 30, p. 411.) 

24. ELIZABETH^ SANFORD {same descent as 23) b. Sept. 
3, 1671, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Nov 10, 1691, Joseph, son of Joseph 
and Hannah (Munson) Tuttle, in Milford, Ct., by Gov. Treat. He 
was born ^lar. 18, 1668, lived in East Haven and was prominent and 
active in local affairs. Was elected Representative to State Legis- 
lature May and Oct., 1710. {See Tuttle Book for full record of 
descendants.) 

They had five children. 

110.+ Joseph* Tuttle, b. Nov. 10, 1692; d. Jan. 16, 1761; m. (1) Mercy Thomp- 
son; m. (2) Widow Sarah Washburn. 

lll.+Noah Tuttle, b. Dec. 12, 1694; d. ab. 1757; m. Eachel Hoadley. 

I12.+Katherine Tuttle, b. Nov. 25, 1699; m. George Mix. 

I13.+Elizabeth Tuttle, b. July 27, 1705; d. Sept. 27, 1751; m. Capt. Samuel 
Barnes. 

114. Thankful Tuttle, b. Sept. 3, 1709. 

2T. TH0:\L1S3 SANFORD {same descent as 23) b >Iay 25, 
1677, New Haven, Ct. ; d. 1714 ; m. Jan. 13, 1704, Mary Chub. The 
administration of his estate was granted to his widow Mary, June 
5, 1714. (She married (2) John Granniss, of New Haven.) In 
April, 1752, the real estate of Thomas Sanford was divided among 
his children — to wit — William, only son, daughters, Elizabeth Clin- 
ton, Mehitable Barnes and heirs of Mary Humiston, dec. {New 
Haven Fro. Bk. S, pp. 140^ 163.) 

They had five children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

115. Elizabeth-*, b. Nov. 7, 1704; m. Lawrence Clinton. His will was proved 

Jan., 1758. John Sanford and Gershom Barnes were executors {Bk. 9, p. 

127). 
I16.-|-Mehitable, b. Mar. 20, 1707; m. Gershom Barnes. 
117. Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1709; d. early. 

118.-|-WilUam, b. Feb. 23, 1711; d, Feb. 10, 1792; m. Desire BunneU. 
I19.-|-Mary, b. Jan. 1714; d. Mar. 8, 1742; m. John Humiston. 

29. SARAH* SANFORD {same descent as 23) h. Nov. 26, 
1682, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Jan. 13, 1703, Thomas Beach of New 
Haven, Ct. She received £5 at the death of her father. 

They had eight children. 



106 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

120. Benjamin* Beach, b. June 29, 1704. 

121. Ephraim Beach, b. June, 1707; d. early. 

122. Sarah Beach, b. Sept. 1708. 

123. John Beach, b. Dec. 1713. 

124. Mary Beach, b. June, 1716. ■• 

125. Ephraim Beach, b. May, 1719. 

126. Thomas Beach, b. July, 1721. 

127. Samuel Beach, b. Aug. 1724. 

32. JOHN^ SANFORD, {same descent as 23) b. Apr. 6, 1686, 
New Haven, Ct. ; d. after 1753 ; m. ab. 1705, Hannah — . They lived 
in North Haven Parish, Ct. He got most of his father's property 
for taking care of him and his mother. On Dec. 3, 1735, he gave 
forty acres to his son John and on Feb. 7, 1753, eighteen acres to 
his son Moses, and certaia property to his "loving wife Hannah". 
He was on the committee to found an Ecc'l. Soc. in 1716. He and 
his wife were members of the Congregational Church of North 
Haven, Ct., in 1760. 

They had six children, aU bom in North Haven Parish, Ct. 

128. John*, b. Sept. 17, 1706; d. early. 

129.+De3ire, b. Feb. 12, 1707; d. Jan. 2, 179.5; m. Caleb Cooper. 

ISO.+John, b. Nov. 7, 1710; d. 1780; m. (1) Mehitable Ives; m. (2) Mary 

131. Moses, b. Jan. 9, 1713; d. early. 

132. Hannah, b. Oct. 23, 1717; m. May 3, 1738, Caleb Barnes. 
133.+Mo3e3, b. May 7, 1725; m. Mary Robinson. 

35. SAIVIUEL^ SANFORD {Ephraim 6, Tlioynas 1) b. May 9, 
1674, Milford, Ct. ; d. 1749, Milford, Ct.; m. (1) Nov. 1695. Hannah 
Baldwin, b. July 11, 1674; d. Jan. 14, 1726, Milford, Ct. ; m. (2) 
Esther, widow of Deacon Nathaniel Parmelee of Killingsworth, Ct. 
Mr. Sanford was admitted to the Milford Church, May 15, 1698. 
IVIrs. Hannah Sanford was admitted to the Milford Church, May 
9, 1697. Her tombstone is still standing and in very good condi- 
tion. Close by her grave is that of Mrs. Thomas Baldwin. The 
author of this work visited the cemetery in August, 1909. Mrs. 
Esther Sanford was a sister of Stephen Parmelee who married 
Elizabeth, sister of Hannah Baldwin. Hannah Baldwin and her 
sister Esther, who married Samuel Sanford (Samuel, Thomas) and 
Elizabeth who married Parmelee were daughters of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (BotcMord) Baldwin. 

Their ancestry on the Baldwin side dates back to Richard Bald- 
win of Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, Bng., who died in 1553. His 
great grandson, the grandfather of Hannah, Esther and Elizabeth, 



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born in Cholesbury, England, came to this country and settled in 
Milford, Ct., where he died in 1650— Hannah Botchford was the 
daughter of Henry Botchford of Milford, one of the pioneer set- 
tlers. He has a stone in the Memorial Bridge at Milford. 

He was a corporal in a "little army" from the New Haven 
Colony that went against the Dutch in 1654. 

Nathaniel Baldwin was a quite successful and prominent man 
at Milford. The author of this work has several original papers 
bearing his signature in a very legible state, as maker of the instru- 
ment and as a witness. His will, probated June 22, 1714, bequeathes 
property to his three sons-in-law, viz. : Stephen Parmelee, of New- 
town, Samuel Sanford, of Stratford, and Samuel Sanford, of Mil- 
ford, and made the latter executor of his will. 

Among the old papers secured by the author of this work, 
mentioned in the sketch of Ephraim Sanford, are quite a number 
with original signatures belonging to Ephraim 's son Samuel. 
Among these are, to wit:— A deed by Nathaniel Baldwin, Sr., to 
his son (in law) Samuel Sanford both of Milford dated Nov. 24, 
1712. A deed by Steven Parmelee of Newtown to his brother-in- 
law, Samuel Sanford, of date Apr. 17, 1717. An autograpn deed by 
Samuel and Nathaniel to their brother Ephraim Sanfoid, dated 
July 30, 1715. Also another by Samuel to his brother, Ephraim 
Sanford, dated Nov. 11, 1711. Also a deed by Samuel to his son 
Samuel Sanford, dated Sep. 27, 1723. 

A lease by David Sanford, of Milford, to his honored father 
Samuel Sanford, of four acres for the term of his natural life for 
the rent of one pepper corn pr. year, dated Sep. 29, 1732-3. It 
was witnessed by Samuel Gunn, who appears to have been the attor- 
ney who drew the most of these old papers and by Joseph Ash- 
bum. 

Another lease by David Sanford to "his Honored parents 
Samuel Sanford and Mrs. Ester Sanford his wife" of a parcel of 
the Homlott with ye buildings, estimated to contain ten acres, dated 
Sep. 23, 1732. The consideration on this lease is, to wit: — 

"For divers good causes and considerations him thereunto 
moving, and more especially that his aforesaid parents may be 
under a more comfortable subsistence while they continue in this 
world. ' ' 

The term was for the natural life of Samuel Sanford and the 
rent one pepper corn pr. year. The lease further provided that in 



108 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY 



case Mrs. Ester Sanford outlived his father, she should have the use 
of one third of said lands for the term of her natural life. 

A deed by Stephen Sanford of Milford to his "Honored father 
Samuel Sanford", dated Nov. 21, 1731. The deed recites that the 
lands conveyed are the same which he (Stephen) "lately bought" 
of his father Samuel and Ester Sanford his wife and that they 
are the same lands which the said Ester Sanford bought "when 
and while she was Ester Parmelee." The lands were si-:;uated in 
Saybrook, Ct. 

A deed by David Sanford to his honored father of five acres 
in Milford, dated Apr. 17, 1744. Both resided in Milford. 

Also a receipt dated Killingworth, May 3, 1739, by Ezra Parme- 
lee of "Samuel Sanford by ye hand of his wife Easther Sanford, 
she being administratrix upon ye estate of Deacon Nathaniel 
Parmelee of Killingworth" the legacy of £44 — 5s — 3d allowed 
to him by Probate Court of which sum lis 6d was a legacy from 
estate of widow Sarah Hayton. 

Also a full release and discharge to Samuel Sanford and David 
Sanford as executors of the will of Samuel Sanford, deceased, late 
of Milford by John Franklin, personally and as attorney for 
Josiah and "Neil" Parmelee, Jonathan Franklin, Lemuel and 
Ezra Parmelee, Michael Griswold, Jr., Nehemiah Parmelee and 
John Ward, all of Ejllingworth, the children and legal representa- 
tives of Esther Sanford, late of Milford, deceased. The amount 
paid by said executor for this full acquittance was, "thirty five 
pounds, money old Tenour" and bears date, Dec. 22, 1749. Among 
the old papers is also an order of the Probate Court held at New 
London, Ct., June 16, 1719, distributing the estate of Deacon Nath- 
aniel Parmelee, late of "Kennelworth", Ct., upon the petition and 
report of Mrs. Esther Parmelee, widow and relict of said Nathan- 
iel. These papers taken together absolutely prove that Samuel 
Sanford married for his second wife Estfher Parmelee, that she was 
then the widow of Deacon Nathaniel Parmelee, of Killingsworth, 
Ct. The author in all his research and assistance by others, was 
unable to learn who Esther was, until the discovery of these old 
papers. 

The will of Samuel Sanford, dated Oct. 21, 1742, proved Aug. 
5, 1749, gave to his wife Esther, all the movable estate that was 
hers before marriage and came to him; also £20 provided she quit 
claimed her dower in his housings and lands; to eldest son, Sam- 
uel, forty acres bounded by land of Capt. Joseph Treat; five 



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acres in Middlefield ; a small parcel in his home lot and a half acre 
in the meadow lot. He gave to his sons Joseph, Jonathan and 
Stephen each a new bible in addition to what he had already given 
them; to his son David, all the rest of his common and undivided 
land; to his five daughters, viz: — Hannah, wife of Joseph Gunn; 
Mary, wife of Josiah Northrup; Esther, wife of Samuel Bristol; 
Abigail and Elizabeth Sanford all his lands in Waterbury and the 
rest of his movable estate, the daughter Hannah to have four 
pounds less than the other four daughters and each to be charged 
with what had been paid to her. 

The personal estate amounted to £592 — 13 — 4. 

He must have been quite successful in his later years to have 
accumulated this fine property since in 1732 his son leased him 
lands for a pittance to give him a more comfortable subsistence. 

He had eleven children by first marriage, all born in Milford, 
Ct. 

134. Hannah*, b. June 2.5, 1696; m. Joseph Gimn. 

135. + Samuel, Jr., b. May 29, 1698; d. May 3, 1781; m. Abigail Holbrook. 
136.+Joseph, b. July 5, 1701; d. Sept. 9, 1754; m. Mary Clark. 
137.+Mary, b. July 5, 1702; m. Josiah Northrop. 

138.+Jonathan, b. July 13, 1704; m. (1) Phoebe Piatt; m. (2) Hannah Piatt. 

139. Stephen, b. Nov. 20, 1706 ; d. Jan. 6, 1779 ; m. Esther Parmelee (Saybrook 
Bee. Bk. 4. p. 383) b. 1712; d. Mar. 4, 1784. No children. The 
author has an autograph deed of Stephen to his father Samuel Sanford, 
dated Nov. 20, 1734. Mr. Sanford was a man of considerable wealth 
and resided in New Haven- He bequeathed one dozen large bibles 
to diJferent relatives. Mr. Sanford was one of the origiBal members 
of the Woodbridge Congregational Church. He was honored by his 
fellow townsmen and took a deep interest in the church. He made 
the church a present of a Baptismal Bowl and Communion Service 
which, it is said, are still in use. At his death he left a large landed 
estate, which was afterwards sold, and from which^ with Other funds 
which he also gave the parish, was derived a large part of the society's 
present fund for the support of the gospel. 

As an appreciation of his services the following inscription was 
placed upon the monument erected to his memory: 

"Capt. Stephen Sanford of Woodbridge departed this life oa 
the sisth day of January, 1779, in the 72nd year of his age. His 
character was reputable as a man and a Christian. He had the 
advancement of Christ's kingdom in this place so much at heart that 
he made a testamentory gift to this society of much the largest part 
of his estate, amounting to £930 L. M. and appropriated the same 
to the support of the ministry in this society. This society, there- 
fore, as an acknowledgment and lasting memory of their gratitude 
for so liberal and distinguished a benefaction, at their own expense 
have erected this monument. ' ' 



110 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

Near her husband's monument in the cemetery near Woodbridge, 
Ct., is a stone marked, "Esther, wife of Stephen Sanford, Ob. 4 
March, 1784, aged 72." 

Capt. Stephen's will, dated Jan. 8, 1779, proved February, 1779, 
mentions wife Esther and makes bequests to the following parties, 
viz. : To the Society of Amity for the support of Presbyterian or 
Congregational ministers of the pariah ; to Charles Sanford ' ' who 
lives with me " ; to Stephen Sanford of Bethany, ' ' my nephew ' ' ; 
to Zadoc Sanford of Bethany; to my negro servant, Jesse, property 
and freedom; to Ebenezer Sanford of New Haven, "for love and 
good will," £20; to Hannah Harrison, Oliver Sanford, Joseph Sanford, 
children of my brother Joseph Sanford late of Litchfield, deceased ; 
to my sisters Esther Bristol and Abigail Pierson ; to Joseph Sanford, 
Oliver Sanford, Aaron Sanford, EKhu Sanford, Eunice Stoddard, 
children of my brother David Sanford of Milf ord, deceased ; to Isaac 
Sanford. (Joseph's children, David's children and Isaac, each were 
to receive a "Great Bible".) On Aug. 28, 1779, Samuel Sanford of 
Milford, brother of Capt. Stephen, appealed from the probate of 
above will to the higher court. {New Haven Pro. Bk. 12, pp. 303-4-5 
and 354.) 

140. David, b. May 2, 1708; d. 1708. 

I41.+David, b. Sept. 8, 1709; d. Jan. 16, 1751; m. Rachel Strong. 

142. Esther, b. Nov. 9, 1711; m. Samuel, son of Daniel Bristol. 

143. + Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 1714; m. Aaron Parsons. 

144. + Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1716; d. Apr. 7, 1764; m. Jonathan Alvord. 

38. NATHANIEL^ SANFORD, {same descent as 35) b. Oct. 
10, 1682, Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 20, 1771, Woodbury, Ct. ; m. (1) 
1710, Deb.orah, dau. of Nathaniel Farrand, d. 1720; m. (2) Bethiah 
Stebbins, sister to Benoni Stebbins, of New Milford, Ct. ; Mr. 
Sanford settled in Squthbury, part of Woodbury, Ct. He and his 
wife Deborah were added to the Church, Feb. 26, 1714. He bought 
land in New Milford, Jan. 3, 1720, and sold land there Mar. 6, 
1721-2. 

The author has two autograph deeds by Nathaniel to his brother 
Ephraim Sanford, each dated Mar. 29, 1714. Also one to his 
brother Samuel Sanford, of Dec. 9, 1720. Mr. Sanford 's will, dated 
Apr. 20, 176-5, proved Sept., 1771, mentions wife Bethiah, sons 
— Nathaniel, Zachariah and Joseph; daughters, Mary, wife of 
Andrew Coe; Hannah, wife of Elisha Peck; Susannah, wife of 
William Guthree; Phebe, wife of Abijah Tomlin (son?) and grand- 
son, Ebenezer ; children of daughter Sarah Old and heirs of daughter 
Deborah, deceased; {Woodbury Pro. Rec. Bk. 6, p. 391.) 

On Dec. 14, 1757, Joseph Sanford, Andrew Coe and wife, 
Mary, Elisha Peck and wife Hannah, William Guthree and wife 



FOURTH GENEEATION ill 



Susannah, all of Woodbury, Ct., gave to Zachariah Sanford, of New 
Milford, Ct., a deed of 24 acres of land in New Milford, which lately 
belonged to Stebbins Sanfocd, of New Milford, deceased. {New 
Milford Land Rec. Bk. 10, p. 214.) 

On Feb. 28, 1734-5, Nathaniel, Jr., and his brother, Ebenezer, 
both of Woodbury, Ct., deeded to Samuel Bristol, of Milford, land 
in Milford left them by their grandfather Nathaniel Ferrand in his 
will. 

{Milford L. B. Bk. 8, p. 434.) He had four children by first 
and seven by second marriage, the first four all bom in Milford. 
Ct., and the last seven in Southbury, Ct. 

145.4- Nathaniels b. Mar. 10, 1711; d. in Sandgate, Vt. 

146.+Ebenezer, b. Mar. 10, 1711; d. June 24, 1752; m. Abigail Griswold. 

147. Deborah, bap. Oct. 28, 1716. 

148. Sarah, bap. June, 1719. 

149.+Zaehariah, b. Dec. 8, 1722; d. 1803; m. Bachel Goold. 
I50.+Jo8eph, b. Oct. 6, 1726; d. Aug. 13, 1791; m. Ann Hickock. 

151. Marj, bap. Mar. 9, 1729; m. Andrew Coe, of Woodbury, Ct. 

152. Hannah, b. May 5, 1731; m. EUsha Peck, of Woodbury, Ct. 

153. Stebbins, b. Nov. 27, 1733 ; d. Apr. 1, 1757. He was adopted by Benoni 

Stebbins, who, Nov. 17, 1755, gave him land in New Milford (Land 
Eec. Bk. 8, p. 108) . 

154. "Susee" (Susannah) b. Feb. 15, 1737; m. William Guttre of Woodbury, 

Ct. 

155. Mercy, b. Aug. 3, 1738. Was unmarried Feb. 16, 1763, at wMch time she 

deeded to her brother Zachariah of New Milford, land in that town, it 
being part of the land given by Benoni Stebbins to "my brother 
Stebbins Sanford, deceased." {New Milford Land Eec. Bk. 9, p. 703.) 



112 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



FIFTH GENERATION 

58. JOSEPH* SANFORD {Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) 
b. Mar. 27, 1697, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1781 ; m. Feb. 11, 1725, Catherine, 
dau. of Joseph and Johanna (Wilcoxson) Fairehild, of Fairfield, 
Ct. Settled in Redding, Ct. He renewed covenant in the First 
Church of Fairfield, March 6, 1725-6. His will, dated Nov. 2, 1779, 
proved Jan. 11, 1781, mentions all his children, except Joseph and 
Stephen, also mentions son Joseph 's children, viz. : — Solomon Noble, 
Zachariah, Isaiah, Molly, Tabitha, and Joseph; also son Stephen's 
children, viz: — John and Esther. 

They had nine children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

156.+Nehemiah5, b. Mar. 10, 1726; d. Nov. 16, 1815; m. Elizabeth Morehouse. 
157.4-Elnathaii, b. Oct. 11, 1727; d. April 19, 1803; m. (1) Deborah White; m. 

(2) Hannah . 

158.+Phebe, b. Nov. 11, 1729; d. Apr. 24, 1796; m. Israel White. 
159.+Ann, b. Feb. 15, 1732; d. July 27, 1822; m. Gershom Morehouse, Jr. 
I60.+Timothy, b. Feb. 8, 1734; d. 1784; m. (1) Mary Sanford; m. (2) Mrs. 

Esther Whitney. 
161.+ Joseph, b. June 20, 1736; d. Nov. 25, 1776; m. Hepsibah Griffith. 

162. Nathan, b. Aug. 15, 1738. 

163. James, b. Dec. 14, 1740; m. Mary, dau. of Caleb Baldwin, of Danbury, 

Ct., b. 1764. She died before her father, who left nothing to her or her 
heirs, if any. He died Nov. 21, 1794. 
164.+Stephen, b. July 16, 1743; d. Oct. 6, 1776; m. Abigail Ward. 

59. LEMUEL* SANFORD {same descent as 58) b. Dec. 16, 
1699, Fairfield Ct. ; d. Apr. 25, 1780; m. May 12, 1730, Rebecca 
Squires, b. June 17, 1705 ; d. Mar. 26, 1779, Redding, Ct. Mr. San- 
ford settled in Redding Centre. He was one of the first Committee- 
men of the Society, a sterling, upright, successful man and promi- 
nent in religious and public affairs. That he was such a man is 
shown by the records of his time, and also by his will which was as 
follows : — 

In the name of God, Amen : 

I, Lemuel Sanford, of Redding, in Fairfield County and Colony 
of Connecticut in New England, being of sound, disposing mind 
& memory as well as in usual bodily health, God be praised there- 
for, calling to mind my own mortality and not knowing the day of 
my death, and knowing that it is appointed to all once to die ; Do 
make and ordain this my last Will & Testament — and first of all I 
give my soul into the Hand of God who gave chearfully trusting in 
his covenanted mercy in Jesus Christ for the salvation thereof : and 
my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently buried at the 
discretion of my Executors hereafter named, nothing doubting of 



FIFTH GENEEATION 113 



the glorious resurrection and hoping for eternal life through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, and as touching that worldly estate with which 
it hath pleased God to bless me, I give, bequeath and devise in 
manner following : 

Imprimis My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges 

shall be first paid and satisfied. 
Item. I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Rebeckah the 

one third part of my personal estate to be hers forever, and 

also the use of the one third part of my real estate during her 

natural life. 

Item. I will and bequeath to ye Heirs of my Daughter Rebeckah 
Lyon, the wife of Henry Lyon, late of Redding, dec'd, the 
following sums, viz : to Philo Lyon the sum of ten pounds, 
to Henry, Lemuel, David and Eli the sum of six pounds each, 
and to Huldah Hawley ye wife of Ezekiel Hawley, Jr. to 
Lois Monger the wife of Simeon Monger and Hannah the 
wife of Andrew Hill the sum of three pounds each. 
Item. I will and bequeath to Sarah, Rebeckah and Eunice Coley, 
the heirs of my deceased daughter Sarah, wife to Daniel 
Coley of Ridgebury the sum of three pounds each. 
Item. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Lydia Beach, 
the wife of Lazarus Beach the sum of thirty pounds to be 
paid her out of my moveable estate. 
Item. I will and bequeath to my Grand Children, Ezekiel, David, 
Eunice and Anna Jackson, ye heirs of my daughter Anna 
Jackson, dee 'd ninety six pounds to be divided amongst them 
in manner following, viz : to Ezekiel and David forty 
pounds each & to Eunice and Anna eight pounds each. 
Item. I will and bequeath to Lemuel Burr & Elizabeth Barr, heirs 
of my deceased daughter Rhoda Burr the following sums, 
viz: to Lemuel Burr forty -five pounds and to Elizabeth 
Burr thirty five pounds. 
Item. It is my will that my daughter Beach above named and the 
heirs of my deceased daughters mentioned above shall have 
what I have willed to them out of my moveable estate ; more- 
over it is my will that my grondchildren above mentioned 
shall receive what I have willed to them as they shall sev- 
erally arrive to lawful age, and also three pounds pr. cent, 
interest to take place upon my decease and to continue till 
they arrive to lawfull age. 
Item. I will and bequeath to my beloved son Hezekiah Sanford 
Twenty Pounds in consideration of his being my oldest son. 
Item. I will and bequeath to my three beloved sons, viz ; Hezekiah, 
Lemuel & Ezekiel Sanford all the remaining part of my 
estate, both real & personal to them, their heirs and assigns 
forever and to be equally divided amongst them. 
Item. It is my Will that my son Lemuel Sanford, as also his heirs 
and assigns have the privilege of a shut highway through my 

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114 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



land to accomodate his Farm, but in such a part of it as shall 
be least inconvenient for me. 
Item. I do hereby ordain, constitute & appoint my three sons, viz : 
Hezekiah, Lemuel and Ezekiel Sanford to be the joint exe- 
cutors of this my last Will & Testament. 
Finall I do hereby revoke all former Wills, Testaments or Executors 
by me made or appointed, ratifying and confirming this and 
no other to be my last Will & Testament. 
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this 7 day of March A. D. 17ZJ. 
Signed, sealed, published 
and declared by Deacon > , 

Lemuel Sanford to be his 
last Will & Testament in 

presence of Lemll Sanford (Seal) 

Eunice Bartlet 
Russell Bartlett 
Nath'l Bartlet 
On the day of its date the witnesses appeared before William 
Hawley, a justice of the peace and made oath to the execution of 
the will and to Mr. Sanford 's competency to make it. 

The will is of great interest and has been the object of thought- 
ful study and consideration, more particularly on account of the 
seal in wax opposite Mr. Sanford 's signature. The seal is about 
a half inch in diameter. The author of this work had two exper- 
ienced men in Heraldry, visit Fairfield and study this seal. The 
result of such study by C. A. Hoppin will be found in the article 
on Sanford Coat of Arms. 

They had ten children, all born in Fairfield, Ct 

16o.4-Hezekiah5, b. Mar. 1, 1731; d. Sept. 16, 1798; m. Hannah Hawley. 

166.+Rebecca, b. Oct. 29, 1732; m. Henry Lyon. 

167. -f Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1734; d. in Wilton, Ct.; m. Daniel Coley. 

168. Anna, b. Oct. 19, 1736; d. Dec. 23, 1743. 

169.-|-Lydia, b. May 19, 1738; d. Mar. 12, 1803; m. Lazarus Beach. 

170. -f- Lemuel, b. Apr. 18, 1740; d. Mar. 12, 1803; m. Mary Russell. 

17L-1-Ezekiel, b. June 30, 1742; d. Mar. 8, 1808; m. (1) Sarah Sturges; m. (2) 

Abigail Starr. 
172.+Anna, b. Oct. 7, 1744; d. 1773; m. David Jackson. 
173. Eunice, b. Sept. 10, 1746; d. Dec. 8, 1770. 
174.-|-Rhoda, b. Feb. 20, 1749; m. Elijah Burr. 

60. ZACHARIAH* SANFORD, {same descent as 58) b. Nov. 
24, 1701, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1787; m. (1) Oct. 7, 1736, Ann Hall; m. 
(2) Sarah . He probably lived in Stratford, 

Ct. His will, dated Jan. 23, 1783, proved Feb. 19, 1787, mentions 



FIFTH GENEEATION 115 



wife Sarah, James Hall, son of dec. wife Ann Hall, Mary Hali, 
widow of Eleazer, son of Anji, and my daughter Ann, wife ol 
James Crowfoot, Rhoda, Mrs. Gershom Jennings, Huldah, wife of 
Samuel Lang. Also mentions his grandchildren. The inventory 
of his estate was made Apr. 2, 1787. 

He had seven children by first marriage, all born in Fairfield 
Ct. 

175.+Buth5, b. June 19, 1737; m. Wheeler. 

176. Zachariah, b. Mar. 19, 1739^d. Mar. 20, 1739. 

177. Ann, b. Feb. 6, 1739-40; m. James Crofut. 
178.+Eumce, b. Oct. ", 1741; m. Summers. 

179. Ehoda, b. Feb. 28, 1742-3; m. Nov. IS, 1762, Gershom Jennings. 
180 Huldah, b. Apr. 15, 1744; m. Samuel Lang. 

181. Abigail, b. Aug. 27, 1747; d. Dec. 1, 1747. 

61. EZEKIEL' SANFORD, {same descent as 58) b. July 27, 

1704, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1764 ; m. Elizabeth . Ezekiel Sanford 

lived in Stratford, Ct. The inventory of his estate was made June 
12, 1764, and it was distributed July 1, 1766, to widow Elizabeth 
and to Samuel, eldest son and Nathan, youngest son. 

They, had four children. 

182. Samuels. 

183. Augustus. 

184. Ephraim. 

185. Nathan, b. 1762. (Perhaps other children.) 

62. CAPT. SAMUEL* SANFORD, {same descent as 5S) b. 
Feb. 20, 1707-8, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Nov. 6, 1768, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Jime 11, 1733, Sarah, dau. of David Meeker, of Fairfield, Ct., d. 
Oct. 31, 1803, Redding, Ct., ag. 87 yrs. 11 mo. Her will is dated 
June 15, 1803. Capt. Samuel Sanford, in 1734, with Nathaniel 
Sanford and his brothers, Lemuel and Ephraim, of Fairfield, Ct., 
removed to Redding, Ct., when the town was founded and the 
country first opened to settlers. He joined the church in Redding, 
in 1734. The Public Records, of the Common Assembly, show the 
following commission and appointments to Captain Sanford. In 
March, 1745, to be Ensign in the intended expedition against Cape 
Briton ; June, 1746, to be first lieutenant of Capt. Elihu Hall's Com- 
pany of foot to be raised in the colony for the expedition against 
Canada ; May, 1752, to be lieutenant of Company or Trainband in 
the parish of Redding, May, 1754, to be Capt. in the Co. or Train- 
band in the Parish of Redding. 



116 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

His will probated in Redding, Nov. 16, 1768, mentions wife 
Sarah, and his eleven children. The estate was distributed, June 
15, 1778, daughter Esther, called Hester and Mary, Marah, in the 
distribution. Nehemiah Sanford was one of the distributors. 
{Hist, of Redding.) 

They had eleven children. 

186. + Daniels, b. Feb. 25, 1734; d. July 5, 1777; m. Esther Hull. 

187. + Seth, b. Aug. 18, 1735; d. July 3, 1805; m. (1) Eebecca Burr; m. (2) 

Abiah ; m. (3) Abigail . 

188. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1738; m. Timothy Sanford. (See 160.) 
lS9.+David, b. Nov. 16, 1739; d. June 15, 1787; m. Abi^ Lacy. 
190.+Abigail, b. Jan. 16, 1743; m. John Hawley. 

191. + Samuel, Jr., b. Apr. 24, 1745; d. May 16, 1814; m. Sarah Olmstead. 

192. Sarah, b. May 6, 1747; d. June 6, 1775; unm. 

' ' In calm Repose her Body lies 

When Christ appears her dust shall Rise." 

193. Esther, b. Apr. 9, 1749; d. Aug. 3, 1828; unm. 

Buried in Umpawaug Cemetery. Her will dated May 9, 1S28, proved 
Aug. 11, 1828, gives to her sister Rachel the use of all her estate. In the 
distribution of her estate are mentioned — Eli and Chloe Starr, children 
of her deceased brother Daniel, her sister Abigail Hawley 's children; 
the descendants of her sister Mary; her brother David 's Children ; her 
brother Samuel's children; Her brother Ezra's children, viz, — Ira — 
C3TUS — Lewis — Myra — Morris — Bela — Stephen — Anna and Warren. 
Also mentions children of her brothers Seth and Peter. 

194. + Ezra, b. Feb. 26, 1751; d. Dec. 17, 1825; m. (1) AbigaU Sanford; a. 

(2) Charlotte Crawford. 

195. Rachel, b. Feb. 2, 1753; d. Aug. 19, 1829. Unm. Buried in Umpawang 

Cemetery. 
196. 4- Peter, b. May 18, 1756; d. Nov. 28, 1827; m. Abigail Keeler. 

63. BPHRAIM* SANFORD, {same descent as 58) b. Feb. 12, 
1708-9, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Feb. 2, 1761-2, Redding, Ct. ; m. Oct. 7, 
1730, ETizabeth, dau. of John Mix, d. Jan. 21, 1777, ag. 62. Set- 
tled in a place in the northern part of Fairfield, which was incor- 
porated under the name of Redding in 1767. He joined the church 
there in 1734. The locality where he settled was, and still is, called 
Sanfordtown. He conducted the first store, and was very suc- 
cessful. He died, leaving a widow, four sons and seven daughters. 
To his widow by mil, dated Jan. 30, 1761, he left £967 3s, to each 
son £760 2s, 6 l-4d, and to each daughter £253, 7s, 6 l-4d, making 
a total of about $33,000. Estate distributed, May 23, 1763. On 
Sept. 2, 1766, widow Elizabeth was appointed guardian of sons, 
Ephraira and Augustus. 

They had twelve children, all bom in Fairfield, Ct. 



FIFTH GENEKATION 117 



197.+Elizabeth5, b. July 3, 1731; d. in Bedding, Ct. ; m. Jocaa Piatt. 
198.+Eachel, b. July 23, 1733; m. Stephen Mead. 
199. + Abigail, b. May 10, 1735; m. Daniel Jackson. 
200.+Hannah, b. Mar. 3, 1737; d. May 8, 1779; m. David Lyon 
201.+John, b. Apr. 26, 1739; d. Apr. 18, 1784; m. Anne Morgan 
202. + Oliver, b. Sept. 17, 1741; d. Mar. 14, 1814; m. Rachel Coley. 
203.+Lois, b. Sept. 14, 1743; m. Joseph Lyon. 

204. Tabitha, b. Feb. 28, 1746; m. June 6, 1766, Thomas Rockwell. 
. 205. + Hulda, b. Apr. 25, 1748; m. Thomas White. 

206.+Ephraim, b. May 25, 1750; d. 1806 in Canada; m. Tabitha Morehouse 

207. + Augustus, b. July 12, 1753; d. Jan. 19, 1778; m. Abigail Sturges. 

208. Esther, b. April 24, 1755; d. April 27, 1755. Not mentioned in her 

father 's vail. 

"Though she was young not too young to dy 

But quick was call 'd into Eternity 
In ten hours time she did submit to death 
And sore sign 'd her dearest vital breath." 

64. REBECKAH* SANFORD, {same descent as 58) b. Nov. 
21, 1710, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. William Hill, in Fairfield, Ct. 

They had three children. 

209. Ezekiels BQll. 

210. Abigail Hill. 

211. Mary Hill. 

{Beach- Sanford Genealogy.) 

65. ABIGAIL* SANFORD {same descent as 58) b. Aug- 29, 
1714, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Dec. 4, 1735, James Bradley. 

They had five children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

212. Ezekiel' Bradley, bap. Aug. 14, 1737. 

213. Eunice Bradley, bap. Mar. 4, 1739. 

214. James Bradley, Jr., bap. May 24, 1741. 

215. Nathan Bradley, bap. Aug. 21, 1743; d. May, 1744. 

216. Abigail Bradley, bap. July 7, 1745. 

77'. EBENEZER* SANFORD {Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, 
Thom,as 1) bap. Nov. 6, 1709, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 16, 1783, Fair- 
field (now Easton), Ct., in 78 yr. of his age, buried at Easton, Ct; 
m. (1) Mary, dau. of William and Mary (Griswold) Ellis, b. Nov. 
22, 1711; m. (2) Feb. 14, 1740, Sarah, dau. of Robert Chapman, of 
East Haddam, Ct, b. 1817 ; d. Mar. 20, 1809, Fairfield, Ct. Buried 
at Easton, beside her husband. Mr. Sanford received from his 
father. Mar. 6, 1749-50, land in the Sanford 's long lot in Fairfield, 
Ct. Deeds show that both Thomas and his son Ebenezer removed 
to Meriden, Ct., and afterwards returned to Fairfield. {Fairfield 



lis THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

L. Rec. Bk. 9, p. 537.) October 23, 1739, Ebenezer Saaford, of 
Meriden, Ct-, received from his father, Thomas, 60 acres at Sport 
Hill, in Fairfield. {Fairfield L. B. Bk. 7, p. 19.) 

On March 2, 1757, he and his wife Sarah gave to Elisha Corn- 
wall, of Middletown, Ct., a quit claim deed of all rights in lot 212 
in the "Three Mile" {Middletown L. B. Bk. 19, p. 433). He was 
an original member of the First Baptist Church of Fairfield, Ct. 

He had one child by first and eight by second marriage. 

217.+Ebenezer3, b. 1739; d. May 1. 1778; m. Esther Hotchkiss. 

218. Sarah, b. Mar. 1, 1741; d. May IS, 1741, Meriden, Ct. 

219. Sarah, d. Feb. 25, 1809, in 68th yr. Buried in Easton, Ct. 

Her estate was distributed to her brothers and sisters, Apr. 10, IS 10. 

220. Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1744; m. June 23, 1768, David Stratton. 
221.-|-Jo3iah, b. June 29, 1746; d. Aug. 7, 1811; m. Mary Thorpe. 

222. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 25, 1748; d. 1777. Mr. Sanford Hved in Fairfield, Ct. 

He was a yeoman Sept. 6, 1776. His will proved Mar. 3, 1777 gives his 
property to his oldest sister, Sarah Sanford, next older sister, Hannah 
Stratton, brother Josiah, sister Mary Wheeler, sister Deborah Wheeler. 

223. - Mary, b. July 25, 1750; d. July 25, 1750. 

224. Mary, b. June 15, 1752; m. Oct. 1771, Caleb Wheeler. 

225. + Deborah, b. Aug. 25, 1754; m. Nathan Wheeler. 

78. DAVID^ SANFORD {same descent as 77) bap. Feb. 24, 
1711-12, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1767 ; m. Jan. 29, 1736, Patience Burrows 
in Stratfield, Ct, and paid the minister 10s. He was of "Walling 
ford, Ct., (Meriden), where they joined the church, Dec. 31, 1737. 
Was mentioned in his father's will. On Mar. 27, 1738-9, David and 
his wife, Patience, of "Wallingford, quit claimed all their rights in 
the Burrows farm in Wallingford "near the stone house" to 
Timothy Jerome. There is an abundance of evidence that David, 
wife and family emigrated to Warwick, N. Y., and in about 1764. 
In fact, it is well known that they did. The sons, David, John and 
Ezra, appear in U. S. Census of Warwick, taken in 1790. The 
descendants of the son Ezra, now residing in Warwick, have a 
memorandum that this David was a son of Samuel, who was a son 
of Samuel, of Thomas, the pioneer, but they can furnish no proof of 
the line, nor are they at all certain of it- 
James Allen Kibbe, a most reliable genealogist, doubted from the 
first this line of descent, and, after searching diligently for the 
purpose at Fairfield, Wallingford, Stratford, &c., became not only 
satisfied but convinced that this David was really and in fact a 
son of Thomas, who was a son of Ezekiel of Thomas, the pioneer. 
Several minor incidents as well confirm this lineage. 



FIFTH GENERATION 119 



These, with IVIr. Kibbe's decided opinion, have caused the 
author to place the above David in the line of Ezekiel of Thomas, 
instead of Samuel of Thomas. 

They had five children, the first two born in Meriden, Ct., and 
the last three in North Killingworth, Ct. 

226. + David5, bap. Feb. 6, 1737; m. Patience Sullivan. 

227. Thomas, bap. July 26, 1741. 

228.+ John, bap. May 20, 1744; d. ab. ISlo; m. Eebecca DeBow. 
229.+Ephraim, bap. Apr. 5, 1747; d. 1836; m. Julia Huff. 
230.4-Ezra, bap. Apr. 5, 1747; d. Apr. 22, 1822; m. Aon Hopper. 

80. SARAH* SANFORD, {same descent as 77) bap. Nov. 11, 
1716, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Joseph (?) Andrews. They lived in New- 
field. She was mentioned in her father's will. 

One child was 

231. Joseph' Andrews. 

83. JONATH.^^* WRIGHT {Hannah 17, Samuel 4, 

Thomas 1) b. probably in Mi' ford, Ct. ; m. Phebe . In 

1726, Mr. Wright received a deed of land in Guilford, Ct., from his 
father. 

They had four children, all born in Durham, Ct. 

232. Catherines Wright, bap. Dec. 28, 1729. 

233. Hannah Wright, bap. Mar. 12, 1731-2. 

234. Isabel Wright, bap. Dec. 7, 1734. 

235. Jonathan Wright, bap. May 1, 1737. 

87. JOSEPH* WRIGHT, {same descent as 83) b. Nov. 1, 

1713, Durham, Ct. ; m. Eleanor . 

They had five children, all bom in Durham, Ct. 

236. Eleanors, Wright, b. May 2, 1740. 

237. Margery Wright, b. Jan. 5, 1742. 

238.+Joseph Wright, Jr., b. May 6, 1744; d. Mar. 4, 1818; m. (1) Sarah 
Bishop; m. (2) Anna Camp. 

239. Davids Wright, b. Mar. 29, 1747. 

240. Huldah Wright, b. Nov. 24, 1754. 

89. NATHANIEL* SANFORD {Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thom- 
as 1) b. Dec. 3, 1702, Milford, Ct. ; d. Apr. 14, 1768; m. Oct. 16, 
1728, Elizabeth Seeley, of Stratfield, Ct. Mr. Sanford settled in 
Umpawaug, Ct., and was an original member of the Congregational 
Church of Redding, Ct. 



120 THE THOMAS SAKPORD FAMILY 

On Apr. 16, 1737, then residing in Washington, Kings Co., 
N. Y., he sold and conveyed by deed duly recorded, all his interest in 
the land of his honored father, Samuel Sanford, late of Newtown, 
Ct., to his brother, John Sanford, of Newtown. (Newtown L. Rec. 
Bk. 4 p. 294). On May 3, 1768, Moses Wright was appointed adm. 
on the estate of Nathaniel Sanford, dec. both of Newtown, Ct. (Dan- 
bury Pro. Rec, Bk. 2, p. 256.) 

They had four children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

■J" 

241. Nathans, b. Sept. 8, 1729. ' . 

242. Abel H., bap. Mar. 25, 1733; d. 1761. 

243. Ruth, bap. May 12, 1737. 

244. Esther, bap. May 27, 1744. 

90. SAMUEL* SANFORD, (same descent as 89) b. Apr. 1, 
1704, Milford, Ct.; d. Mar. 7, 1758, Newtown, Ct. ; m. June 16, 
1731, Hannah Gilbert, b. Jan. 26, 1705. Mr. Sanford bought his 
house of the Indians and it was occupied by his descendants till 
1905, when it was sold. In 1894, Frank E- Sanford, of LaGrange, 
IlL and Frederick Sanford, gt. gt. grandson of Samuel Sanford, 
dug out the half buried headstone in Newtown Cemetery and made 
out the following inscription : "In memory of Mr. Samuel San- 
ford, who died Mac. ye 7th, 1758 in ye 54th year of his age." 

On Dec. 8, 1758, Mr. Sanford 's estate was distributed to his 
widow Hannah and his children Thomas, Amos, Hezekiah, Samuel, 
Lois Sanford and Sarah Piatt, they being children and the only 
children of the said deceased. Thomas and Amos Sanford were 
appointed adm. on their father's estate Apr. 7, 1758. The children 
named in the will were evidently the only ones then living. Mary, 
James and Hannah had previously died. (Danbury Pro. Rec. Bk. 
2, p. 75-103.) 

They had nine children. 

245.+Thomas5, b. Mar. 3, 1732; d. Mar. 24, 1814; m. Lydia Clark. 
246. + Amos, b. Oct. 18, 1733; d. Dec. 19, 1777; m. Mary Cluckstone. 
247.+Sarah, b. 1735; m. Josiah Piatt. 

248. + Hezekiah, b. 1737; d. June 18, 1775; m. Hittie Sanford. 

249. Mary, b. 1739. 

250. James, b. 1740. 

251. Hannah, b. 1742; d. Mar. 4, 1758. 

252. + Samuel, b. Mar. 23, 1743; d. Nov. 26, 1817; m. (1) Abiah Dunning; m. 

(2) Charity Bristol. 

253. Lois, b. 1750; m. Aug. 14, 1769, Samuel Stephens of Stamford, N. Y. 



FIFTH GENERATION 121 



91. EBENEZER^ SANFORD, {same descent as 89) b. Feb. 
22, 1705, Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 8, 1772, Newtown, Ct. ; m. June 10, 
1731, Ann Booth. Mr. Sanford owned land adjoining his brother 
Moses. He and his wife sold land to their "honorable mother Mary 
Booth." On July 2, 1757, he deeded twenty acres in Newtown to 
his brother John, {Land Rec. Bk. 7, p. 56) and Sept. 12, 1758 he 
deeded land to his sister Hannah. {Land Rec. Bk. 7, p. 253.) 

They had seven children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

254. Esthers, b. Sept. 2, 1733. 

2-33. James, b. Oct. 8, 1736. Eeceisad fiam his father, Feb. 3, 1762, land iu 

Newtown, Ct. (Land. Rec. Bk. 10, p. 415.) 
256. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 17, 1738; d. early. 
237. Ann, b. Apr. 14, 1741. 
258. Abiah, b. June 29, 1743; d. Jan. 13, 1810. Buried in Bridgewater 

Cemetery; m. Jonas Sanford. {See 411.) 
259.+Ebenezer, b. Dec. 14, 1749; d. Mar. 29, 1822; m. Jerusha Buck. 

260. Eunice, b. Aug. 11, 1753 ; d. Apr. 8, 1815. 

93. JOHN* SANFORD, {same descent as 89) b. Oct. 17, 
1709, Milford, Ct.; d. Nov. 17, 1792, Newtown, Ct. Buried in New- 
town Cemetery; m. (1) Jan. 11, 173-3, Rebecca, dau. of Zophar and 
Hannah Northrop, of Milford, Ct. ; d. Nov. 13, 1759, ag. about 45 
years; m. (2) July 7, 1760, Widow Abiah Dunning, mother of wile 
of Samuel (252) d. July 21, 1811, ag. 91 years. Buried in New- 
town Cemetery. Mr. Sanford was a surveyor and had a saw mill, 
say the Newtown records. He received the mill and water privi- 
leges at Sandy Hook, Ct., from his father. In April, 1737, he pur- 
chased all the interest of his brother, Nathaniel, then living in 
Washington, N. T., in and to the lands of their father, Samuel San- 
ford. {Land Rec. Bk. 4, p. 294.) 

His will, dated April 1, 1783, probated Dec. 1, 1792, mentions 
his wife Abiah, children Delilah Wheeler, Hannah Farnam, dec, 
Phebe Peck, dec, John Sanford, and Mary Schofield. 

He had eight children by first and one by second marriage, 
all bom in Newtown, Ct. 

261. Zophars, b. Jan. 6, 1734; d. Nov. 10, 1759. 

262. Delilah, b. Jan. 20, 1735; m. June 30, 1752, John Wheeler. 

263. 4- Abiah (Phebe), b. Sept. 19, 1736; d. before 1783; m. Jabez Peck. 

264. Rebecca, b. Dec. 6, 1739; d. early. 

265. Hannah, b. Dec. 22, 1745; d. before 1783; m. Farnum. 

266. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 22, 1745. 

267. Rebecca, b. Jan. 29, 1748. 

268. Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1750; m. Schofield. 

269.-|-John, b. Mar. 28, 1762; d. Jan. 20, 1839; m. Amy Northrup. 



122 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

94. DANIEL* SANFORD {same descent as 89) b. Nov. 1, 
1711, Milford, Ct. ; d. before Feb. 1757 ; m. Jan. 6, 1741-2, Dinah, 
dau. of Peter Perkins. Certain proof that this Daniel was the 
son of Samuel has not been found. James Allen Kibbe, the veteran 
genealogist has given the subject a good deal of time and research 
and states it is his positive belief that he is the son of Samuel of 
New Haven. New Haven Land Records proved that he moved from 
Milford to Amity Parish. {Bh. 10, pp. 355, 545, 546 and Bk. 
11, p. 90). His estate was adm. in Feb. 1757. He left a widow 
Dinah and four daughters. 

They had five children. 

270. Mary5, b. May 9, 1743 ; m. Mead. 

271. Sarah, b. May 12, 1743; m. Timothy Dickerman. 

272. Damaris, bap. Sept. 14, 1746; m. David Sanford {See 291.) 

273. Mehitable (Hittie), bap. June 27, 1748; m. Hezekiah Sanford of New- 

town, Ct. 

274. Daniel, bap. Newtown, Ct., Mar. 2.5, 1749; d. before his father. 

95. MOSES* SANFORD {same descent as 89) b. 1713, 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. 1766; m. Dec. 28, 1749, Hannah, daughter of 
Jasper Gunn of Milford, Ct. ; d. May 11, 1790, age 70 years. 
The date of Mr. Sanford 's birth is uncertain; it is not given in th^ 
Town records. He chose his brother John for his guardian Oct. 27, 
1739. {Fairfield Pro. Court Bee.) He is given by his father's 
will, dated Feb. 17, 1728-9, the house lot, orchard and meadow, but 
is to work with his brothers John, David and Job for his mother 
till he is of age. 

His home was between Newtown Centre and Sandy Hook on 
the north side of the highway. In Feb., 1759, he bought a grist 
mill and dam on Still River in New Milford at a place yet known 
as the Iron Works. On Aug. 23, 1760, he bought oE Nathan 
Sanford seventy acres of land with house, barn and cooper shop 
near "West River in New Haven (now Woodbridge). There he 
lived till his death in the fall of 1766. There is no record of the 
birth of his children in Newtown nor of his death in New Haven. 
There is a grave in Woodbridge Cemetery between the Center and 
West River whose headstone has -this inscription, "In memory of 
^Irs. Hannah Sanford, wife of Moses Sanford, who died May 11, 
1790, in the 70th year of her age." 

Moses Sanford 's wiU is on file in New Milford, Ct., dated 
Jan. 16, 1760, probated Jan. 1767 {New Haven Pro. Bk. 10, p. 370.) 



FIFTH GENEEATION 123 



It gives the grist mill and saw mill to his sons Zadoc and Philo, 
bequeathes also to his wife Hannah and daughter Phebe. His estate 
inventoried £482. The will also mentions his brothers, Ebenezer, 
Nathaniel, Samuel, John, and sisters, Rachel, wife of Ebenezer 
Booth, and Hannah, wife of Samuel Prindle. His wife, Hannah, 
was exec. In 1752, Mr. Sanford received by quit claim deed the 
home and farm of his father-in-law, Jaspar Gunn. This farm 
was located in Woodbridge, then Amity Parish, New Haven. 
According to his will he lived late in life in New Milford, but his 
prop(;rty seems to have been in Amity Parish, New Haven, Ct. 
They had three children. 

275.+Zadoc5, b. 1750; d. Sept., 1806; m. Sarah Brisco. 

276. Philo, b. 1752; joined the British during the Kevolution. His property 

waa confiscated. Administration was granted Nov. 3, 1782. One 
Jesse Ford appointed administrator, who found he had £109 and owed 
£120. He does not seem to have ever returned. 

277. Phoebe, b. 1755; m. Thomas Beecher, of Stockbridge, Mass. 

{See New Haven Land Bk. 36, p. 239.) 

98. RACHEL* SANFORD {same descent as 89) b. June 13, 
1720, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Dec. 6, 1739, Ebenezer Booth, b. 1705 ; d. 
Aug. 9, 1773. 

They had eleven children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

278. Anns Booth, d. June 12, 1741. 

279. Ann Booth, b. Mar. 28, 1742; d. 1748. 
280.+Ebenezer Booth, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1743; m. OUve Sanford. 

281. Elijah Booth, b. Oct. 26, 1745. 

282. Ashael Booth, b. Oct. 19, 1747. 

283. Nathan Booth, bap. July 28, 1751. 

284. Amos Booth, bap. Aug. 22, 1752; d. young. 

285. Mehitable Booth, bap. Jan. 13, 1754. 

286. David Booth, b. Nov. 8, 1754. 

287. Amos Booth, b. Mar. 8, 1760. • . 

288. Mary Booth, b. May 17, 1762. 

103. SAIVrUEL* SANFORD {Samuel 23. Thomas 5, Thomas 
1) b. Jan. 2, 1701, North Haven, Ct. ; d. 1757; m. Nov. 3, 1737, 
Deborah, daughter of Joseph and Marah (Parker) Clark, b. May 
23, 1715, New Haven, Ct. They lived in New Haven, Ct. His 
will was probated July, 1757, in New Haven. His property was 
divided among his creditors. {L. Bee. Bk. 36, p. 484.) 

In 1771, Mrs. Sanford 's dower land in North Haven as wido\*" 
of Samuel Sanford, was sold to Ebenezer Barnes for £15. 



12^ THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

In 1770, David Jacobs, John Hill, John Hnmason, Stephen 
Atwater, Thomas Sanford, David Tharp, Isaac Tharp, Damaris 
Hill, David Sanford, Nathan Burr, Christopher Todd, John Dol- 
bier, Hannah Sackett, John Sanford, Jr., Samuel Sackett, John 
Mitchell, Hezekiah Todd, Gershom Barnes, Reuben Batchelor, all 
of New Haven, Ct., and Elnathan Street, of Wallingford, Ct, 
gave to Ebenezer Barnes, of New Haven, all "our" title and 
interest in a piece of land in North Haven which was set off by 
freeholders appointed thereunto, to Deborah Sanford, widow and 
relict of Samuel Sanford, of New Haven, dec. as her dower in his 
estate. {New Haven L. B. Bk. 36, p. 484). There seems to be no 
doubt that all the grantors of the above deed were descendants of 
Samuel Sanford and his wife Deborah Clark. 

They had six children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

289. Davids, b. Oct. 29, 1738; d. Dec. 23, 1741. 

290. Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1740. 

291.+David, b. May 28, 1742; d. 1805; m. Demaris Sanford. 
292.4-Ezekiel, b. Dec. 1, 1746; d.' in Middletown, N. Y. 
293.+Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1753; d. 1803. 
294. Lucy, b. Sept. 16, 1755. 

(See Tuttle Family History, for fuller record.) 

104. EPHRAIM* SANFORD {same descent as 103) b. Mar. 
p4, 1704, No. Haven, Ct. ; m. Jan. 28, 1728, Esther, dau. of Theo- 
philus (Seth) and Hannah (Todd) Heaton b. Apr. 27, 1709. They 
|ilived in New Haven, Ct. On Apr. 25, 1748, he deeded land to Isaac 
Stiles of New Haven. {X . H. Land Rec. Bk. 30, p. 411). 

Mrs. Sanford was admitted to the church in North Haven 
about 1758. 

They had ten children. 

29.5.+ Joels, b. May 3, 1730; d. Feb. 8, 1782; m. Mary Porter. 

296. Amoa, b. Feb. 7, 1732; d. early. 

297.+Cliloe, b. Jan. 26, 1734; m. Joseph Bassett. 

298. Esther, b. Mar. 12, 1736; m. Jan. 15, 1761, Isaac Robinson. 

299.+Patienee, b. Oct. 25, 1738; m. David Ailing. 

300.+Amos, b. Dec. 29, 1740; m. Eunice Bradley. 

301. Susanna, b. Nov. 15, 1743. 

302. Mabel, b. June 19, 1746. 

303.+Jonah, b. July 17, 1749; d. Nov. 15, 1824; m. (1) Mary Dunbar; m. (2) 

Miss "West. 
304. + Jesse, b. Jan. 26, 1753; d. June 17, 1832; m. Sarah Fenii. 

105. EZEKIEL* SANFORD {saw.e descent as 103) b. May 
4, 1707-8, North Haven, Ct. ; d. 1760; m. Feb. 11, 1728-9, Desire, 



FIFTH GENEEATION 125 



dau. of Benjamin Warner of New Haven. They lived first in New 
Haven and then in Waterbury. Jan. 30, 1745-6 he sold to Nathan 
Cutting of New Haven, land and buildings in New Haven in which 
"I now live". {Land Rec. Bk. 12, p. 503.) This was probably the 
time he removed to Waterbury. 

They had six children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

SOo.+Daniels, b. Jan. 6, 1729-30; d. Aug. 1777; m. Thankful Toles. 

306. 'Ezekiel, b. May 28, 1731; d. Jan. 16, 1738-9. 

307. + Ezra, b. Sept. 22, 1735; m. Martha Barker. 

308. + Hannah, b. Jan. 6, 1738-9; m. (1) Moses Ball; m. (2) Joel Button. 

309. Desire, m. May 5, 1757, "Vazal," son of Neal Barker. No children 

recorded. 

310. + Ezekiel, b. 1744; d. 1831, ag. 87; m. (1) Sarah Cook; m. (2) Rebecca 

Foote. 

106- RACHEL* SANFORD {same descent as 103) b. May 1, 
1710, North Haven, Ct. ; m. Jan. 1, 1729, Benjamin Warner, Jr. 
They had six children. 

311. Benjamins Warner, b. May 2, 1730; m. Dec. 26, 1751, Sarah Tuttle. 
312.+Ebenezer Warner, b. Dec. 14, 1732; m. Susannah Tuttle. 

313. Mary Warner, b. Oct. 22, 1736. 

314. Rachel Warner, b. Sept. 18, 1738. 

315. Hezekiah Warner, b. Mar. 9, 1741. 

316. Hannah Warner, b. July 17, 1743. 

107. ZACHARIAH* SANFORD {same descent as t03) b. 
Oct. 7, 1712, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Jan. 11, 1774; m. Feb. 16, 1738, 
Sarah Curtis. They resided in Waterbury, Ct. Mr. Sanford's 
will, dated Nov. 8, 1773, mentions wife Sarah, and children, Stephen, 
Philemon (of Winchester, Ct.), Enos, Zacheus, Elias, Sarah and 
Deidama {Litchfield Pro. Rec. Vol. 3, p. 182). 

They had ten children, all except Deidama recorded in Water- 
bury, Ct. 

317. + Philemon3, b. Feb. 4, 1739; d. about 1787; m. Jerusha . 

SlS. + Stephen, b. Feb. 22, 1741; d. Apr. 12, 1827; m. Abigail Fuller. 

319. Enos, b. Mar. 3, 1743; d. Oct. 17, 1749. 

320. Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1744; d. Oct. 15, 1749. 

321. Zacheus, b. Nov. 24, 1746; d. Oct. 16, 1749. 

322. + Enos, b. Sept. 7, 1749; d. 1775; m. Martha 

323. Zacheus, b. Oct. 31, 1751; d. Dec. 21, 1828; m. Eunice, d. May 25, 1844, 

ai?. 90. Buried in East Burying Ground, Litchfield, Ct. He enlisted 
Feb. 10, 177^. Was in Capt. Pendleton 's Co. Was a pensioner placed 
on roll Sept. 17, 1818, to date from April 24, 1818. 



126 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Annual pension $96. His widow was drawing a pension in 1840. 
(Conn. Men. in the Rev., p. 294 and 637, and Census of Pensioners.) 
324.+Elias, b. July 7, 1753; m. Alice Fuller. 

325. Sarah, b. June 8, 1755. 

326. Deidama. 



110. JOSEPH^ TUTTLE {Elizabeth 24, Thomas 2, Thomas 
1) b. Nov. 10, 1692; d. Jan. 16, 1761; m. (1) Mercy, dau. of John 
and Mercy (Mansfield) Thompson, b. Feb. 21, 1696; d. Sept. 6, 
1743; m. (2) widow Sarah "Washburn. In Mar., 1761, at a court 
in New Haven, Sarah, widow of Joseph, was appointed exec. ; 
inv. £2,722; the wiU mentions: house at Derby, buildings in East 
Haven, land in Stony Hill, Derby, Pond Brook, Salisbury and 
Oxford, and several slaves. Mr. Tuttle was captain of the train- 
band in East Haven ; in 1742, quartermaster of the troops in the 
2nd Regiment. 

He had ten children. 

327. Joels Tuttle, b. Oct. 18, 1718; d. June 30, 1789; m. Eebecca Eowe. 

328. Mary Tuttle, b. Dec. 22, 1720; d. Jan. 17, 1779; m. John Hemingway, Jr. 

329. Amy Tuttle, b. 1726; d. Nov. 20, 1736. 

330. Mercy Tuttle b. Sept. 17, 1730; d. Jan. 20, 1812; m. Abraham Heming- 

way. 

331. Comfort Tuttle, b. 1732; d. Nov. 27, 1736. 

332. Joseph Tuttle, b. 1734; d. young. 

333. Samuel Tuttle, b. 1741 ; d. May 20, 1817, E. Haven, Ct. ; m. Bethia Miles. 

334. Joseph Tuttle, d. Apr. 4, 1777; m. Hannah Twitchel. 

335. Amy Tuttle, m. Benjamin Hargar. 

336. Benjamin Tuttle, not mentioned in his father's will. 

111. NOAH* TUTTLE [sayne descent as 110) b. Dec. 12, 
1694; d. ab. 1757; m. Dec. 1, 1720, Rachel Hoadley; d. Apr. 7, 1749, 
ag. 46. The administration of Mr. Tuttle 's estate was given to 
Henry Freeman Hughes in 1757. 

They had eight children. : 

337. Lydias Tuttle, b. Jan. 27, 1722; m. Henry F. Hughes. 

338. Timothy Tuttle, b. Apr. 3, 1724; d. Oct. 22, 1778; m. Anna Washburn. 

339. Desire Tuttle, b. 1726; d. in infancy. 

340. Elizabeth Tuttle, b. Jan. 8, 1728 ; m. Israel Abbott. 

341. Desire Tuttle, b. Sept. 30, 1730; m. George Adkins. 

342. Joseph Tuttle, b. July 18, 1734; m. Mary Granger. 

343. Eachel Tuttle, b. 1737. . 

344. Abigail Tuttle, b. Sept. 12, 1740. 



FIFTH GENERATION 127 



112. KATHERINE* TUTTLE {same descent as 110) b. Kov. 
25, 1699 ; m. Feb. 14, 1724, George, son of Samuel and Rebecca Mix 
of New Haven, Ct., b. Mar. 24, 1702 ; d. 1765. 

They had seven children. 

345. Sons, b. Sept. 4, 1725; d. Sept. 7, 1725. 

346. Sibyl Mix, b. Sept. 26, 1726; m. John Wolcott. 

347. Katharine Mix, b. Jan. 22, 1729; d. Aug. 26, 1818, Chesterfield, Mass; m, 

Gershom Todd. 

348. Samuel Mix, b. Dec. 15, 1730; d. ab. 1800. 

349. Esther Mix, b. Nov. 22, 1732; m. Timothy Potter. 

350. Isaac Mix, b. June 13, 1735; d. Nov. 30, 1739. 

351. Stephen Mix, b. May 11, 1739; m. Zurviah -. 

113. ELIZABETH* TUTTLE {same descent as 110) b. July 
27, 1705 ; d. Sept. 27, 1751 ; m. Sept. 25, 1740, Capt. Samuel, son of 
Thomas Barnes, d. July 21, 1762, ag. 63. 

Thej had four children. 

352. Eebeccas Barnes, b. July 27, 1741 ; d. young. 

353. Samuel Barnes, b. Apr. 24, 1743 ; m. Hepzibah Collins. 

354. Elizabeth Barnes, b. Mar. 1, 1745. 

355. Isaiah Barnes, b. Jan. 1, 1747-8. 

116. MEHITABLE* SANPORD {Thomas 27, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1) b. Mar. 20, 1707, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Oct. 19, 1727, 
Gershom Barnes. 

They had two children. 

356. Loiss Barnes, b. Sept. 9, 1728. 

357. Asa Barnes, b. May 9, 1736. 

118. WILLIAM* SANFORD {same descent as 116) b. Feb. 
23, 1711, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Feb. 10, 1792 ; m. Mar. 9, 1733, Desire, 
dau. of Ensign Nathaniel Bunnell of Wallingf ord, Ct. ( Land Rec. 
Bk. 8, p. 265.) Mr. Sanford was a member of the Episcopal Church 
in No. Haven in 1759. 

They had eight children. 

358. Meriams, b. Jan. 5, 1734, New Haven, Ct. ; d. before 1747. 

359. Lois, b. June 16, 1735, New Haven, Ct. ; d. early. 
360.+Lois, b. June 3, 1737; m. John Robinson. 

361.+Thomas, b. July 26, 1739; d. Mar. 6, 1810; m. Keziah Brockett. 
362.+Wimam, b. July 26, 1739; d. Jan. 2, 1815; m. Lydia Brockett. 

363. Hannah, b. Aug. 20, 1741. 

364. Titus, b. Sept. IS, 1743. 

365. Meriam, b. June 18, 1747. 



128 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



- 119. MARY-' SANFORD (same descent as 116) b. Jan., 1714, 

New Haven, Ct.; d. Mar. 8, 1742; m. June 5, 1738, John, son of 

John and Hannah (Royce) Hmniston. They lived in Waterbury, 

Ct. (Mr. Humiston m. (2) Ruth Culver and (3) Thankful Tyler.) 

They had two children. 

366. Marys Humiston, b. May 10, 1739; m. Oct. 26, 1762, Aahur, son of 
Jacob and Elizabeth (Barnes) Blakeslee, b. May 23, 1738; d. May 3, 
1814. 

367.+John Humiston, b. Feb. 25, 1741-2; m. Hannah Sanford. 

129. DESIRE* SANFORD {John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) 
b. Feb. 12, 1707, North Haven Parish, Ct. ; d. Jan. 2, 1793, Water- 
town, Ct. ; m. Mar. 13, 1735, Caleb Cooper, b. 1708 ; d. Oct. 30, 1746, 
New Haven, Ct. 

They had five children. 

368.+Caleb5 Cooper, b. Aug. 16, 1736; m. Eunice Barnes. 

369. Jason Cooper, b. Apr. 18, 1739, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Mary GUbert, b. 

Sept. 13, 1726-7. 

370. Sarah Cooper, b. Jan. 16, 1742 ; m. Mar. 15, 1759, Samuel Frost at Water- 

bury, Ct. 

371. OUve Cooper, b. Apr. 19, 1744. 

372. Desire Cooper, b. Apr. 27, 1746; m. Apr. 10, 1776, Peter Welton, Jr., at 

Waterbury, Ct. 

130. JOHN-* SANFORD {same descent as 129) b. Nov. 7, 
1710, North Haven Parish, Ct. ; d. 1780; m. (1) Feb., 1743, Mehit- 

able Ives; m. (2) Mary . Mr. Sanford 's will dated Jan. 25, 

1776, proved in New Haven, Ct., Nov., 1780, mentions wife Mary 
and children Eliada, John and Mabel Street. The sons, Eliada and 
John, were executors. {Neiv Haven Pro. Bee, Vol. 12, p. 4J6.) 
Nov. 8, 1793, Eliada Sanford, Exec, of the wiU of Mary Sanford, 
dec, of North Haven. The will proved Dec. 7, 1801, mentions 
my "son in law" John Sanford, "son in law" Eliada Sanf ird. The 
inventory returned £45—11—8. {Vol. 22, pp. 142 and 29S.) 

He had three children by first marriage, all born in North 
Haven, Ct. 

373.4-Eliada5, b. Dec. 27, 1744; d. Nov. 4, 1820; m. Nancy Todd. 
374.-t-.Tohn, b. Oct. 7, 1746; d. Oct. 17, 1827; m. Susannah Thorp. 
375.+Mabel, m. Caleb Street. 

133. MOSES* SANFORD {same descent as 129) b. May 7, 
1725, North Haven Parish, Ct. ; m. Sept. 24, 1746, Mary-, dau. of 
John and Mary Robinson, of New Haven, Ct. 



FIFTH GENESATION 129 



Mr. Sanford owned considerable land in North Haven and 
his wife also had land there. On Nov. 11, 1755, he deeded to 
Samuel Bishop, Jr., land in New Haven to be laid out in the name 
of Thomas Sanford, Sr., and other land to be laid out in the 
name of "My father John Sanford." Moses Sanford was living 
in Waterbury, Ct., in 1766 and in Litchfield July 7, 1767, where 
he probably lived until his death. {New Haven L. Rec, Bk. 20, p. 
63; Bk. 28, pp. 17-348-409; Bk. 30, p. 200; Bk. 31, p. 1]3. 

In May, 1771, Moses Sanford and John Warner petitioned 
the Assembly that, as they lived in the southeast extremity of 
Litchfield, they be annexed to the Parish of Northbury in Water- 
bury to enjoy parish privileges there, and to perform military 
duties there, which was granted. {Public Rec. Conn., Vol. 13, 
p. 475.) Mar. 22, 1769. Mary Robinson, John Robinson, Joel 
Bradley and Miriam Bradley, all of New Haven, and Closes and 
Mary Sanford, of Litchfield, gave to Daniel Lyman a quit claim 
of their right in the house which lately belonged to John Robin- 
son, of New Haven, dec, and is that part of above house which is 
part of the dower of above said Mary Robinson. {New Haven L. 
Rec, Bk. 30, p. 200.) Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were members of 
the Congregational Church in No. Haven, in 1760. 

Mr. Sanford was in Capt. Barnes' Co., Col. Hook-^r's Reg., 
Apr. 12, 1777. Discharged May 20, 1777. In Col. "Enos" Reg. 
on the Hudson, 1778; Capt. Gillett's Co., Col. Canfield's Militia 
Reg. at West Point, N. Y., Sept., 1781. His residence was Litch- 
field, Ct. {See Conn. Men in the Rev., p. 502-541-583.) 

They had ten children, the births of the first eight are 
recorded in New Haven, Ct. 

376. Hannah', b. July 7, 1747. 

377. Linus, b. Mar. 25, 1749; d. 1775. 

Moses Sanford of Litchfield as adm. on the estate of Linus Sanford, 
petitioned the court that as the debts of the deceased, exceeded the 
personal estate bj £22 — 13 — 7, he be allowed to sell sufficient of the 
real estate to meet the excess of debts, which was granted. {Col. Eec. 
Vol. 15.) 
378.-|-Sblomon, b. Apr. 15, 1751; m. Thankful Sperry. 

379. Mary. b. Apr. 18, 1753, No. Haven, Ct.; d. young. 

380. Desire, b. Apr. 30, 1755; d. young. 

381. Desire, b. July 27, 1757. 

382.+Moses, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1761; m. Ann Eossiter. 

383. Isaac, b. Mar. 22, 1763. 

384.-1- Asa, b. Nov. 26, 1765; d. Dec. 7, 1856; m. Susannah Baldwin. 

385. Mary, b. Mar. 10, 1768. Recorded in Fairfield, Ct. 

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130 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

135. SAMUEL* SANFORD, JR. {Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, 
Thomas 1) b. May 29, 1698, Milford, Ct. ; d. May 3, 1781; m. (1) 
May 11, 1721, Abigail, dau. of Pelatiah and Martha (Sanford) 
Holbrook, of Milford, Ct., bap. Apr. 23, 1699, in First Church of 
Milford. Her mother was a daughter of Andrew Sanford of 
Milford, Ct. {Milford L. R., Bk. 3, p. 311) ; m. (2) Dec. 20, 
1762, in Second Church of Milford, Mrs. Hannah Tomlinson, dau. 
of John Merwin and widow of Capt. John Collins and John Tom- 
linson, of Derby, Ct. The latter 's estate was adm. Dec. 4, 1758. 
A'ew; Eaven Pro. R., Bk. 6, p. 562, and Bk. 9, p. 16.) Mrs. San- 
ford joined the church July 9, 1727. Both were members of the 
Second Church of Milford. Mrs. Hannah Sanford died Apr. 19, 
1790, buried in Colman Cemetery, Amenia, N. Y. (For proof 
that Hannah Merwin-CoUin-Tomlinson married Samuel Sanford 
see Milford L. R., Bk. 13, p. 426 and History of Seymour, Ct. 
{1902.)) 

The original papers of Ephraim and his son Samuel Sanford 
were passed along to the latter 's eldest son, Samuel, Jr. The 
author has many autograph papers belonging to Samuel, Jr., many 
of which are mentioned herein under the name of his sons who 
gave them, bearing their autograph signatures. 

Amojig the old papers is a Confession of Faith by Samuel 
Sanford, Jr. In those early times it seems to have been quite 
the custom with both men and women to express in writing what 
may be called their Confession of Faith. Among these old papers 
there are three of these, viz. : — By Nathaniel Baldwin, Martha 
Baldwin, and Samuel Sanford, Jr. They were then deeply and 
radically religious. It would seem even more so thau we are 
now. A verbatim copy of the writing of Samuel Sanford, Jr., is 
as follows : 

SAMUEL'S CONFESSION OF FAITH. 

"I have reason to praise god for his goodness in alowing me 
to live in a land of light under ye means of grace. I have often" 
"in mind of my Duty towards god & to get an 
entrest in christ. I have had many good instructions by my 
parents to seek first ye kingdom of god & his righteousness, but 
yet I put of thinking myself young, and soo was Drawn away 
by the temptations of ye world. 

I was as a fool with a pride in my hand but no heart to 
improve, ye same as 17 pro 16 fProverbs). I was reddy to fear that 
god would leave me to myself to perrish in my sins for when 1 would 



FIFTH GENERATION 131 



Do good evl was present with me. I was awakened by reading 
that place of Scripture in the 5 iohn (John) 40 and ye will not 
come to me that ye might have life. 

I was awakened by the death of sum persons which put me 
in mind of my great & last chang. I was awakened by reading 
the Scriptures as 50 psal 22, now consider this ye that forget god 
lest I tare you in peases & there be none to Deliver, pro. 29-1, 
he that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall sudenly be 
Destroyed and that without remedy. 

I hop god hath made me sensable that I am a siner and that 
I was shapen iniquity & conceived in sin. 

I Desire to cum unto Jesus christ tho I am most unworthy, 
yet I fear to neglect such great offers least I should Dishonor god. 

I hop I am made sensable 0^ my original sin and the corrup- 
tion of my hole nature, but reading these and isah 5.5-7 let ye 
wicked forsake his way and the unritous man his thoughts and 
let him return unto the lord and he will have mercy upon him; 
also 1 isa 18 com now and let us reason together saitli ye lord 
though your sins be as scarlet they shall be whit as snow, though 
they be red like crimson they shall be as wooll, and now I desire 
to renounce all my one (own) Righteousness and to count all as 
Done that so I might be found in christ not havein on my one 
Righteousness but his righteousness that so I be not ashamed. Who 
am I lord that I should make any claim unto thee or have any 
part or portion in thee who am unworthy of the least of Gods 
mercies. Yet to Dispare will be to Disparage gods mercy but 
Reading thes word in Gen. 6-3 was incoiiraging to me and ye 
lord said my spirit shall not always strive with man also thes 
words in isa incline your ear and com unto me, hear and your 
soul shall live and I will make an everlasting covenant with you 
even the sure mercies of David. 

SAMUEL SANFORD, Jun. 

Antenuptial Agreement. 

In those early times, the husband, upon marriage, took all the 
property of his wife if there was no agreement to the contrary 
Widows, who remarried, it seems, were inclined to make pretty 
rigid antenuptial agreements whereby they could hold their own 
property, as is shown by the following agreement betw./en Han- 
nah Tomlinson and Samuel Sanford. 

This Indenture made this 24th of November Anno. Dom. 1762 
by and between Sam '11 Sanford of Milford in ye county of New 
Haven and Colony of Conecticut on ye one party and Hannah 
Tomblenson of ye to^vn and county aforesd on ye other party 
witnesseth that as well for ye consideration of a raaraige agreed 
upon and to be solemnised between the sd Sam'LL Sanford and 
Hannah Tombleson as for ve good will love and affection that ve 



132 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



sd Sam 11 hath .and beareth to ye sd Hannah and to ye intent 
land and tenements hereafter in these preasants speci- 
fied shall_ come and continue in the isue of ye sd Sam'LL and 
Hannah in such sort, manner and form as hereafter in these 
preasants is expressed, mentioned and declared, it is covenanted, 
granted concluded and fully agreed upon by and between ye sd 
parties to these preasants in manner and form following, and ye 
sd Sam '11 Sanford for ye consideration afore sd doth covenant, 
grant and promise for himself, his heirs, executors & admrs by 
these preasants that he ye sd Sam '11 Sanford his heirs exectors or 
admrs shall lay no manner of claim, challenge or demands or title 
to any part of ye real or personal estate of ye sd Hannah Tom- 
leson (that doth of right belong to her) only ye use and improve- 
ment of certain chattel estate specified in an inventory bearing 
even date with these presants till death shall separate them, and 
which otlier wife by vertue of a maraige covenant he ye sd Sam '11 
and his heirs might have a legal claim to & farther ye sd Sam '11 
Sanford for him self his heirs exectors and assigns doth covenant 
to and with ye sd Hannah Jomleson and her heirs and assigns that 
if it should so hapen that ye sd Sam '11 Sanford should depart this 
life before ye sd Hannah Tomleson his heirs exectors cr admrs 
shall quietly and peaceably deliver up all and singular the goods 
and chattels which ye sd Hannah Tomleson brought with her 
specified in sd inventory ; but if ye sd Hannah Tomleson shall 
decease before ye sd Sam '11 Sanford then all ye sd goods or chat- 
tels (save one cow) shall in like manner be delivered up by him 
ye sd Sam '11 Sanford or his heirs unto ye heirs or assigns of ye 
sd Hannah without any manner of trouble disturbance, suit or 
vexation of ye sd Sam '11 Sanford his heirs or assigns, and further 
that ye sd Hannah Tomleson shall have free liberty and full power 
to dispose of any or all ye rest of her estate not specified as aforesd 
at any time while they live together & farther ye sd Sam '11 San- 
ford doth covenant and promise for him self and heirs that if ye sd 
Hannah Tomleson shall survive him she shall have ye use and 
improvement of ye east lower room of his drawing house and a 
prevelidge in ye celler under the same and a liberty of ye well & 
passage to & from the same & one quarter of ye fruite of my 
orchard & also my little garden south of my house & four loads 
of wood delivered to her yearly by heirs of ye sd Sam '11 Sanford 
& also have her one cow & one horse keept winter and summer by 
ye heirs of ye sd Sam '11 Sanford, yearly during the term of her 
widowhood from me and no longer & also one half year's pro- 
vision of meat, drink, wood, candles and other necessaries and if 
ye sd Hannah Tomleson for ye consideration aforesd doth cove- 
nant grant & promise for her self & her heirs exectors or admrs 
by these preasants to and with ye sd Sam '11 Sanford and his heirs 
& assigns that ye sd Sam '11 Sanford and his heirs and assigns shall 
stand and be seized of all & singular ye real & personal estate of 
ye sd Sam'U Sanford besides what is above specified & that ye 



FIFTH GENERATION 133 



sd Hannah Tom eson & her heirs and assigns are by these preas- 
ants for ever declared & put by from making any manner of claim 
challenge or demand there to by vertue of" the maraige covenant 
according to the true intent & meaning of these preasents in wit- 
ness whereof the parties to these preasents have interchangably 
sett their hands and seals ye day & date above written 
Signed & sealed 
in preasance of 

HANNAH TOMBLENSON seal 
SAM'LL SANFORD seal 

Thankful Bald\¥in 

Noah Baldwin 

N. B. for further explanation of the true intent and meaning 
of the parties these preasants our true intent & meaning is that 
if that cow & heifer that is entered in sd inventory dies by acci- 
dent of sd Sam '11 Sanford shall return but half ye value thereof 
& if ye sd Sam '11 Sanford shall think best upon some considera- 
tion to put of ye sd cow for their use he shall procure another as 
good or of equal valine as sett in the inventory witness my hand 
witness preasant 
January ye 6th A. D. 1763 
Noah Baldwin 
Thankful Baldwin _ Sam '11 Sanford. 

Mr. Sanford 's will, dated May 14, 1/7S, gave son Nathan £4; 
Moses £3 ; Isaac, £15 ; dau. Sarah, Mrs. John Hine £40 ; Abigail 
Mrs. William Stephens, £15 ; and grandchildren, Abigail and Mary 
Ashburn, £1 each. Gideon Sanford was sole executor and resid- 
uary legatee. Inventory was taken July, 1781. {New Haven Pro. 
Bee, Bk. 13, p. 40-46.) They had eight children, all born in 
Milford, Ct. 

386. -f- Nathans, b. May 26, 1722; m. (1) Abigail Tibbals; m. (2) Lois Dunning. 

3S7.-t-Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1724; m. John Hine. 

388. ■ Moses, b. Dec. 28, 1726; d. 1805, Woodbridge, Ct.; m. Mary, dau. of 
Ensign John and Mary Ball, of New Haven, Ct., b. Aug. 23, 1745. No 
children. Mr. Sanford lived in Woodbridge, Ct. 

The author has an autograph deed by Moses to his father Samuel 
Sanford, of Milford, dated May 10, 1763. Moses was then Living in 
Amity, Ct. His will, dated Jan. 16, 1805, gave to wife Mary the use 
of twenty-one acres, two cows, one horse, all his pewter and brass 
ware and the use of one third of his house; to his brother Gideon 
Sanford, the use of part of the house, and to his nephew Gideon 
Sanford "who lives with me" aU of the same upon their deaths. It 
also mentioned nephew John Hine, Hannah, wife of Thomas Baldwin, 
Elizabeth, wife of Major Morris, and Joseph Hine. {New Haven Pro. 
Bee. Bk. 25, p. SS4.) ffis nephew, Gideon Sanford, was sole executor. 
Mrs. Sanford 's mother married a second time, Philip Eexf ord of New 
Haven, Ct., as his second wife. The division of her estate, Jan. 1, 



THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



1800; includes her thirds in her first husband 's estate, which are given 
to Mr. John Ball, Mary Sanford, Capt. Glover Ball and Mrs. Hannah 
Dickerman. These thirds included all or part of the Mansfield farm. 
Moses Sanford of Woodbridge and his wife Mary, on July 7, 1791, 
gave to Glover Ball of New Haven a quit claim deed of all rights 
in a farm in New Haven, called the Mansfield farm, at a place called 

I "Westfield, it being the right of said Mary in the thirds of her mother 

Eesford. 
^ {New Haven Land Bee. Bk. 44, p. 20£, and BJc. 21, p. 60.) 

389.4-Hannah, b. Mar. 12, 1728-9; m. John Ashbum. 

390.+Isaac, b. Nov. 9, 1731; d. 1801; m. Jertwha Baker. 

391.+Gideon, b. Jan. 10, 1734-5; d. 1806; m. Jane Colbreath. 

392.+ Jonathan, b. Dec. 14, 1736. Not mentioned in his father's will. 

393. Abigail, b. Feb. 11, 1741; d. in 1778; m. Oct. 1, 1760, William Stephens. 

136. JOSEPH^ SANFORD [same descent as 135) b. July 
5, 1701, Milford, Ct. ; d. Sept. 9, 1754, Prospect Hill, Litchfield, 
Ct; m. Mary, dau. of Joseph Clark, b. Mar. 1704, Milford, Ct. ; 
d. Sept. 9, 1766. 

Mr. Sanford was several times a member of tlie Colonial 
Legislature, Capt. of the Militia. He lived on Prospect Hill and 
is said to have set up the first dry good store in Litchfield. The 
author has the original receipt of Joseph Sanford to his brother 
Samuel, which is as follows : 

Milford Apraiil ye 30th day 1750 

Acording to my honored father's will I have received of my 
Brother Samuell Sanford and my Sister Rachel Sanford Executors 
of my father's will one Bible as witness my hand 

JOSEPH SANFORD 

Mrs. Sanford was the great-granddaughter of Deacon George 
Clark, who, with his wife and two children, emigrated to New 
England in 1637 with Rev. John Davenport and his congregation 
from Kent and Surrey near London, to escape religious persecution. 
They landed at Boston, where they remained one year, and then 
settled in New Haven. In 1639, George Clarke with other settlers 
removed to Milford, where he died in 1690, a planter of consid- 
rable property and influence. He has a stone in the Memorial 
Bridge at Milford, Ct. A house with a hip gabled roof, built by 
his son Ensign George, is still standing and was the first one in 
Milford, built outside of the palisades. He was granted some 
land for his bravery in doing, it. Mary Clarke 's father was Joseph, 
.son of Thomas, the eldest child of George. All of these men were 
deacons in the church, as may be seen by the old tombstones in 
the Milford Cemetery. 



FIFTH GENERATION" 135 



Thomas married Hannah Gibbard, whose grandfather, Edmund 
Tapp, was one of the foremost men of the Milford Colony, serving 
it' well during the fourteen years he lived there. He also has a 
stone in the bridge. His daughter Jane married Gov. Robert 
Treat. His daughter Ann married William Gibbard, who was 
Secretary of the colony in 1657, and assistant in 1661. He was 
great grandfather of Mary Clarke. 

Mary Clarke's mother was Mary Piatt, a granddaughter of 
Deacon Richard Piatt, born in Barrington, Hertfordshire, Eng., 
who came to this country in 1638 and settled in New Haven, where 
he owned 84 acres, part of which is now the best part of the city. 
He was one of the few who settled the township of Milford in 1639. 
At his death his estate was estimated at £600, a large amount for 
those days. His stone in the Milford Memorial Bridge occupies 
the place of honor next to Peter Prudden, the first pastor of the 
Milford Church. Mary Piatt's grandfather, Thomas Canfield, 
also one of the earlier settlers of Milford, has a stone in the 
Memorial Bridge. Thus the descendants of Mary Clarke have four 
stones by her ancestors in the Milford Memorial Bridge. 

They had six children. 

394. + Hannah5, b. July 23, 172&; d. Jan. 11, 1804; m. Ephraim Harrison. 

395. Sarah, b. July 28, 1731; d. July 30, 1731, Milford, Ct. 

396. + 01iver, b. Aug. 22, 1732; d. Oct. 26, 1800; m. Elizabeth Lyon. 
397.+ Jonah, b. Aug. 1, 1735; d. Jan. 21, 1817; ra. Ehoda Woodruff. 
398. Mary, b. Oct. 4, 1739; d. Jan. 8, 1755. 

399.+ Joseph, b. July 28, 1745; d. Dec. 13, 1813; m. Mehitable Young. 
(Milford Bee. — Litchfield Tombstones and Pro. Eec.) 

137. MARY* SANFORD {same descent as 135) b. July 5, 
1702, Milford, Ct. ; m. Josiah, son of Zophar Northrup, of Milford, 
Ct. 

They had seven children. 

400. Josephs Northrup, bap. June 1728. 

401. Sarah Northrup, bap. Nov. 1728. 

402. Abigail Northrup, bap. Nov. 1728. 

403. Moses Northrup, bap. June, 1730; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua Baldwin. 

404. Jonathan Northrup, bap. May, 1732. 

405. Anna Northrup, bap. Oct. 1735. 

406. Israel Northrup, bap. Dec. 1739; d. Aug. 10, 1750. 

138: JONATHAN* SANFORD {same descent as 135) b. 
July 13, 1704, Milford, Ct. ; m. (1) July 8, 1725, Phoebe, dau. of 
John Piatt, of Newtown, Ct., b. 1705; m. (2) Hannah Piatt. He 



136 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

settled in Newtown, Ct., on Walnut Hill. His will dated April 
16, 1773, probated Sept. 1, 1788, mentions wife Phoebe, children 
Jonas, Jonathan, Solomon, Phoebe Castle, Olive Booth, Mary Stur- 
divant and granddaughter Mabel Hulbert. It would seem that 
the will was made prior to the death of his first wife. 

He had two children by first and six by second marriage, all 
born in Newi;own, Ct. 

407. PhebeB, b. Aug. 1, 1726; d. Aug. 1, 1726. 

408. Hannah, b. Aug. 27, 1727. 

409. Phebe, b. Nov. 11, 1729; m. Nov. 29, 1747, David Castle. 

410. Mary, b. May 19, 1734; m. July 5, 1758, John Sturdivant, of Newbury, 
Ct. 

411. + Jonas, b. Jan. 3, 1736; d. Oct. 13, 1811; m. Abiah Sanford. 
412.-1- Jonathan, Jr., b. Jan. 19, 1738; d. May 1, 1807. 

413. + Solomon, m. Mehitable Northrup. 

414. Olive, m. Ebenezer Booth, {See 280.) 

141. CORNET DAVID* SANFORD {same descent as 135) 
b. Sept. 8, 1709, IVHlford, Ct. ; d. Jan. 16, 1751, Milford, Ct. ; m. 
Mar., 1730, Rachel, dau. of Elnathan Strong, of "Woodbury, Ct., 
b. June 20, 1713, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Sept. 12, 1777, Woodbury, Ct. 
She married (2) Dec. 17, 1760, Matthew Miner and resided in 
Woodbury. Mr. Sanford and wife Rachel were admitted to full 
communion Feb. 9, 1734. He left an estate of about $26,660. He 
must have been a man of great business capacity to have accumu- 
lated such a property. Sept. 25, 1732, he received from his father 
land on Long Hill in Milford that had belonged to his father's 
brother Ephraim, of Milford, deceased. On May 13, 1732, his 
father gave him several rights of land in Milford, one of .which 
belonged to his grandfather Nathaniel Baldwin. {Milford Land, 
Rec, Bk. 8, p. 83-86.) 

The author has an autograph lease by David to his father 
Samuel and mother Esther (Parmelee) Sanford dated Sept. 23, 
1732 ; also another dated Sept. 29, 1732, and also a deed by him 
to his father Samuel, both then residing in Milford, dated Apr. 
19, 1744. {See sketch of his father Samuel.) 

In May, 1749, he was appointed Quartermaster of the Troop 
of Horse in the 2nd Reg't. Conn., and in May, 1750, was com- 
missioned Cornet in the Troop of Horse in the 2nd Reg't. Conn. 
Is called Cornet David Sanford on his tombstone, which is still 
standing. {New Haven Col. Hist. Soc, Vol. 5, p. 54 and Conn. 
Col. Rec, Vol. p. 426, 317, 318.) 



PIFTH GENERATION - 137 



On Feb. 8, 1751/ administration of his estate was granted his 
widow Rachel and she was appointed guardian of their minor 
children. {Pro. Bk., 7, p. 131.) 

They had nine children, all born La Milford, Ct. 

415.+Elihu5, b. May 6, 1731; d. May 28, 1808; m. Hannah Sanford. 
416. Eunice, b. Feb. 7, 1733; d. early. 

417. + Joseph, b. Apr. 7, 1735; d. Aug. 26, 1802; m. Mehitable Clarke. 
41S.+Da\dd, b. Dec. 11, 1737; d. Apr. 7, 1810; m. Bathsheba Ingersoll. 

419. + Stephen, b. Apr. 13, 1740; d. Aug. 13, 1790; m. Sybil White. 

420. + Oliver, b. May 24, 1744; d. Dec. 18, 1817; m. (1) Phebe Newton; m. 

(2) Mrs. Robert Green. 
421. + Aaron, b. Aug. 8, 1745; d. Sept. 15, 1809; m. Susanna Mitchell. 
422.+Eunice, b. Oct. 22, 1747; d. Oct. 10, 1794; m. Nathan Stoddard. 

423. Patience, b. Nov. 22, 1750; d. 1815; unm. 

143. ABIGAIL* SANFORD {same descent as 135) b. Oct. 
14, 1714, IVniford, Ct. ; m. Feb. 6, 17.33, Aaron Parsons, of Durham, 
Ct., b. 1711 ; d.l791. He was a son of Lieut. Samuel Parsons. 

They had five children. 

424. Ann* Parsons. 

425. Aaron Parsons. 

426. Jerusha Parsons. 

427. Rachel Parsons. 

428.4-Abigail Parsons, b. July 14, 1746; d. Oct. 29, 1S36; m. (1) Nathan Coe; 
m. (2) Aaron Stone. 

144. ELIZABETH* SANFORD {same descent as 135) b. 
Dec. 13, 1716; d. Apr. 7, 1764, Chatham, Ct. ; m. Oct. 16. 1739, 
Jonathan Alvord, b. Nov. 6, 1711, Northampton, Mass. ; d. June 
28, 1784, Winchester, Ct. In Oct., 1748, he was commissioned 
Lieutenant of 17th Co. 6th Regiment of Conn., and was appointed 
Captaiil in same Regiment in June, 1753. 

They had two children, born in Middletown, Ct. 

429.+Elipha35 Alvord, b. Jan. 13, 1742; d. Apr. 15, 1825; m. Esther Hart. 
430.+David Alvord, b. June 14, 1753; d. in New York State probably Oneida 
County; m. Elizabeth Wetmore. 

145. NATHANIEL* SANFORD {Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, 
Thomas 1) b. Mar. 10, 1711, Milford, Ct. ; d. in Sandgate, Vt. Mr. 
Sanford married and moved to Sandgate, Vt., where he bore an 
office in the church and "was called in like a shock of corn fully 
ripe. ' ' 

He had three sons and several daughters. 



133 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

431.+Ephraim5, b. Dec. 22, 1737; d. Jan. 18, 1803; m. Sarah Frencli. 
432.+ Simeon, b. 1739; d. July 29, 1818; m. Clarinda Dudley. 
433.+Nathamel, Jr., b. Sandgate, Vt. ; m. Hannah . ♦ 

146. EBENEZER^ SANFORD {same descent as 145) b. 
Mar. 10, 1711, Milf ord, Ct. ; d. June 24, 1752, Woodbury-, Ct. ; m. 
Abigail, dau. of John Griswold, of Wallingford, Ct. Mr. San- 
ford's will, dated July 9, 1746, proved July 21, 1752, mentions 
wife Abigail and children Carpenter and Ebenezer, both minors. 
June 16, 1792, the estate was distributed equally to Nathaniel 
Sanford, of Sandgate, Vt., the legal representatives of Sarah, late 
wife of Capt. Old, of "Woodbury; the heirs of Deborah, late wife 
of Ebenezer Brownson, of Southbury, these being the legal heirs 
of Ebenezer Sanford, dec, which proved that his sons died without 
issue. On Dec. 17, 1753, Mrs. Abigail Sanford, of Woodbury, joins 
in deed with her brothers and sisters, settling estate of their 
father, John Griswold, of Wallingford, dec. {Wallvngford Land 
Rec, Bk. 16, p. 252, and Woodbury Pro. Bee, Bk. 3, p- 121; Bk. 9, 
p. 131.) 

They had two children. 

434. Carpenter*. 

435. Ebenezer. 

149. ZACHARIAH* SANFORD (same descent as 145) b. 
Dec. 8, 1722, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. 1803, New Milford, Ct. ; m. May 
28, 1761, Rachel, dau. of Job and Sarah (Prindle) Goold, b. Mar. 
12, 1734; d. Apr. 8, 1813, Sanfords Ridge, N. Y. Mr. Sanford 
moved to New Milford, Ct., and became a noted farmer. He was 
quite rich and respected both in the church and society. Admitted 
to the church May 2, 1762. With his aunt, Widow- Mary Stebbins, 
he purchased the land given to the First Eccl. Society by Benoni 
Stebbins to the amount of £200. {Neiv Milford Town Bee.) He 
was admitted a Freeman in New Milford, Ct., Apr. 9, 1759, elected 
tax collector Dec. 14, 1761, and chosen grand juryman during 1762. 
Dec. 10, 1764, chosen surveyor of highways ; Dec. 8, 1766, select- 
man; Dec. 14, 1769, surveyor of highways and again Dec. 8, 1783. 

They had four children, all bom in New Milford, Ct. 

436.+Benoni Stebbins', b. Mar. 5, 1762; d. Oct. 24, 1816; m. Prudence Bost- 

wick. 
437.-L-Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1765; d. Feb. 20, 1850; m. (1) Dr. Charles McDonald; 

m. (2) Maj. Thomas Bradshaw. 
438. Phebe, b. 1767; d. 1770. 
439.-i-David, b. Nov. 14, 1769; d. Apr. 4, 1813; m. Amy Hartwell. 



FIFTH GENEEATION" 139. 



150. JOSEPH^ SANPORD- (some descent as 145) b. Oct. 
6, 1726, Southbury, Ct. ; d. Aug. 13, 1791, Southbury, Ct. ; m. Dec. 
29, 1756, Ann Hickock in Southbury. Mr. Sanford was a 
farmer in Southbury Ct. He is said to have beea a Capt. in the 
Rev. War, but his name does not seem to appear in Conn. Men 
of Rev. ffis will, dated Aug 3; 1791,. proved Sept. 12, 1791, men- 
tions wife Ann and children David- of Sandgate, Vt. ; Joseph, of 
■ Charleston, N. Y. ; Jerusha, wife of John Shumway,. of Wells, Vt.;: 
Catherine, wife of Lewis Hurd, of Sandgate,, Vfc. ; Molly,. Wait and 
Amos. {Woodbury Pro. Bee, Bk. 9, p. 133.) 

The record of this family is confirmed' by a letter written by 
Lewis Hurd July, 1838, Sandgate, Vt.,, to- Henry Sanford. The 
letter is now in the possessioa of F. S. Sanford, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

They had eight children. 

440. David Stebbinss, b. about 1756; d. Mar. 1.5, 1S36; m. Olive Johnson. 
441. -[-Catherine, b. May 26, 1760; d. Nov. 13, 1837; m. Lewis Hurd. 
442.+ Joseph, b. 1763; d. May 14, 1826, ag. 63; m. Strong. 

443. Annie, d. about 1787, Southbury, Ct., aged about 25; m. 

Wagner, 

444. Jerusha, d. in Poultney, Vt.; m. Nov. 26, 1789, John Shumway. 

445. Molly, b. 1770; d. Feb. 20, 1836, ag. 66 yrs.; m. Smith. 

Removed to Venus, N. Y. She had four sons and three daughters 

with great property. 
446.-f-Wait, b. 1773; d. Jan. 12, 1852, ag. 79 yrs.; m. Lura FuUer. 
447. Amos, married and. had one son. Became wealthy, and through misfortune 

lost it. 



140 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

SIXTH GENERATION 

156. NEHEMIAH' SANFORD {Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Eze- 
kiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 10, 1726. Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 16, 1815, 
Bridgewater, Ct. ; m. Mar. 5, 1747, Elizabeth Morehouse ; d. July 
31, 1810. He came from Umpawaug in the town, of Redding to 
Bridgewater in 1772, where he took possession of two hundred acres 
of land and worked industriously for many years clearing and 
improving the land. 

They had six children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

448. Gershoms, b. Aug. 26, 1748; d. early. 

449.+Liffe, b. Aug. 30, 1750; d. Dec. 3, 1815; m. Huldah Blackman. 

450. Phebe, b. Aug. 20, 1752; d. early. 

451. Anna, b. Oct. 2, 1755; d. Jan. 8, 1846. 

452. Catherine, b. Oct. 31, 1759; d. Nov. 17, 1843. 
453.+Neliemiah, Jr., b. Oct. 2, 1762; d. Dec. 26, 1844; m. Hannah Beach. 

157. ELNATHAN= SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. 
Oct. 11, 1727, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 19, 1803; m. (1) Deborah 

"White ; m. (2) Hannah . Mr. Sanford and his wife Deborah 

were received into communion Jan. 5, 1775. {Redding Ch. B.) 
His estate was distributed Mar. 29, 1804, to widow Hannah and 
children Rebecca, wife of Aaron Barlow, and Lucy, wife of David 
Starr. {Redding Pro. Rec.) 

He had three children by first marriage, all bom in Redding, 
Ct. 

4.54.+Rebecca6, b. 1747; d. Apr. 15, 1839; m. Aaron Barlow. 
455.+Lucy, bap. Aug. 26, 1759; d. May 10, 1814; m. David Starr. 

456. Elnathan, bap. Jan. 16, 1763; d. Aug. 8, 1766, Redding, Ct. 

158. PHEBE' SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. Nov. 
11, 1729, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 24, 1796, Sharon, Ct. ; m. Israel, 
son of Israel and Mary (Benedict) White, b. about 1732, Stam- 
ford, Ct.; d. Aug. 5, 1820, Sharon, Ct., aged 89. Mr. White was 
executor of his father's estate in Danbury, Ct., in 1759. He 
removed to Sharon in 1775. 

They had nine children. 

457. James« "White, b. 1754; d. Mar. 5, 1837; m. 177.5, Abigail Wood. No 

children. 

458. John White, b. Aug. 9, 1755 ; m. Chloe Holden. Seven children. 

459. Sanford White, m. Hannah Ide. 
460.-|-Mary White, b. May 12, 1760; m. Edward Gay. 



SIXTH GENERATION 141 



461. Israel White, b. 1762; d. Dec. 20, 1845; m. Laurana Andrews. No 

children. 

462. Stephen White, m. Elizabeth Skinner. Four children. 

463. Dorcas White, m. Michael Hill. Six children. 

464. + Phebe White, b. Apr. 3, 1769; d. Oct. 6, 1342; m. Ezra Bentoii. 

465. Deborah White, d. unm. 



159. ANN' SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. Feb. 15, 
1732, Redding, Ct., d. July 27, 1822; m. Jan. 18, 1749, Gershom 
Morehouse, Jr., d. Jan. 22, 1805, Redding, Ct., ag. 77 years. 

Mr. Morehouse enlisted into the army as a Private, was soon 
appointed 1st Lieutenant of 1st Conn. Battalion and afterwards 
made Captain. In the Battle of White Plains he was in command 
of a company. His son-in-law was a captain on the British side 
and after the battle they were permitted to meet. His will is in 
Danbury Pro. Bee. 

They had thirteen children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

466. Peters Morehouse, b. Feb. 27, 1750. 

467. Tabitha Morehouse, b. July 4, 1752; m. Ephraim Sanford {See S06.) 

468. Ezra Morehouse, b. Apr. 15, 1754. 
469.+BilIe Morehouse, b. June 2, 1756; m. Euth Guyer. 
470.+Aaron Morehouse, b. June 2, 1758; d. Dec. 3, 1833; m. Urana Starr. 

471. Jane Morehouse, b. Nov. 7, 1760. 

472. Anna Morehouse, bap. June 19, 1763; m. Morehouse. 

473. Hill Morehouse, bap. May 5, 1765. 

474. Lucy Morehouse, bap. July 12, 1767; m. Charles Morgan, a farmer 

of Harwick, near Cooperstown, N. T. 

475. Betty Morehouse, bap. Aug. 6, 1769; d. early. 

476. Elizabeth Euth Morehouse, bap. Nov. 10, 1771; m. Goodsell, a 

blacksmith and storekeeper of Cooperstovra, N. Z. 

477. Polly Morehouse, bap. May 15, 1774 ; d. early. 

478. Polly Morehouse, bap. May 4, 1777. 



160. TIMOTHT' SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. Feb 
8, 1734, Redding, Ct. ; d. 1784, Redding, Ct, ag. 50 years; m. (1) 
Feb. 14, 1762, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Meeker) San- 
ford, b. Feb. 16, 1738; m. (2) Mrs. Esther Whitney, b- Mar. 2, 1745; 
d. Mar. 10, 1826, Redding, Ct., ag. 80. Timothy Sanford and his 
wife^ Esther, are both buried in Umpawaug Cemetery. He and wife, 
Mary, were added to the church of Redding, Nov. 18, 1769. His 
estate was distributed May 1, 1780, to widow, Esther, and his only 
children, Huldah and Mary. Distributors of Mrs. Esther Sanford 's 
estate to daughters, Huldah Olmstead and Mary Maflett,, were 



142 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

Peter Sanford, Eli Sanford and Abel Burr- {Danbury Pro. Bee, 
Bk. 11, p. 100, and Bk. 3, p. 488.) 

He had three children by first marriage, all born in Redding, 
Ct. 

479. Infant,«, d. 1769, Eedding, Ct. 

480.+Huldah, b. Aug. 29, 1770; m. Olmstead. 

481.+Mary, b. Feb. 21, 1779; m. (1) Thomas Couch, Jr.; m. (2) Daniel 
Mallett. 

161. JOSEPH' SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. June 
20, 1736, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 25, 1776 ; m. Nov. 2, 1762, Hepsi- 
bah, dau. of Nathaniel and Mollie (Noble) Griffith, b. Aug. 17, 
1747; d. Mar. 4, 1826. 

Mr. Sanford's will, dated Oct. 4, 1776, proved April 7, 1777, 
mentions wife Hepsibah and children, Solomon Noble, Zaehariah, 
Isaiah, Tabitha and Molly, Seth Sanford and Asahel Fitch wit- 
nesses. He gave each of his four sons £26 — 3 — 3 and his two 
daughters £13 — 1 — li/i- Joseph Sanford and his wife Hepsibah 
renewed covenant in Redding, Nov. 20, 1763. {Redding Church 
Rec.) Descendants of this Joseph Sanford have a memorandum 
that four Sanford brothers came from the north of Scotland and 
settled in Connecticut and Long Island and he was a descendant 
of one of them. (After Mr. Sanford's death, Mrs. Sanford married 
Stephen Turrill.) 

They had seven children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

482. + Solomon Nobles, b. Feb. 16, 1764; d. Mar. 20, 1844; m. Anna Loekwood. 
483.+Zachariah, b. Nov. 3, 1765; d. Mar. 21, 1857; m. Lydia Loekwood. 
484.+Isaiah, b. Apr. 26, 1768; d. June 27, 1854; m. Molly Hill. 
485. Molly b. Aug. 8, 1770; d. July 12, 1771, Redding, Ct. 
486.+Tabitha, b. May 1, 1772; d. 1851; m. Cyrus Bostwiok. 
4S7. Molly, b. Mar. 20, 1774; d. Feb. 2, 1797, Redding, Ct. 
4SS.+ Joseph, b. Nov. 15, 1776; d. Sept. 11, 1825; m. Sarah Smith. 
{Redding T. Bee, Vol. 2, p. S-39.) 

164. STEPHEN-^ SANFORD {same descent as 156) b. July 
16, 1743, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 6, 1776; buried in the Old Cemetery 
of Redding, Ct. ; m. Nov. 19, 1767, Abigail, dau. of Moses Ward. 
They were added to the church Oct. 23, 1768. He was a farmer. 

They had five children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

489. Esthers, bap. Oct. 23, 1768; d. Sept. 4, 1769, Redding, Ct. 

490. John, bap. Oct. 14, 1770; d. Aug. 21, 1772, Redding, Ct. 

491. John, b. Oct. 4, 1772. 



SIXTH GENERATION 143 



.492. Abigail, b. Oct. 4, 1772. 

493. Esther, b. Aug. 5, 1775 {R. T. B. Vol 2 S-S9.), 

165. HEZEKIAH' SANJFORD {Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Eze- 
kiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 1, 1731, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 16, 1798; 
buried in Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding, Ct. ; m. Sept. 7, 1755, 
Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Walker) Hawley, b. Dec. 4, 
1734; d. Mar. 13, 1805. Probably buried in Redding, Ct. They 
settled in Redding Center on the farm now owned by Mr. Delevan. 
Both were added to the church April 24, 1757. Mr. Sanford was 
a Member of Assembly in 1771, 2, 3, 6, 84, 85, 86, 91, 92. 93. 

On May 5, 1777, he was made one of a coranrittee to care for 
the families of soldiers in the service, and on Jan. 23, 1780, to pro- 
cure nine soldiers for the service. As one of the selectmen, he was 
required on Aug. 11, 1783, to remove from the town all men who 
had joined the enemy and return to town. He, with Lemuel and 
Seth Sanford and others, on Feb. 12, 1778, remonstrated with the 
Rev. John Beach for praying for the success of King George, clos- 
ing with these significant words. "Your compliance herewith 
may prevent you trouble." 

Mr. Sanford kept Negro slaves. One of them, by name Pomp, 
he agreed to free when twenty-five years of age, which was done by 
his executors, Apr. 7, 1806. (The agreement is on page 134 of 
Todd's History of Bedding.) His will, dated May 31, 1797, proved 
Nov. 9, 1798, mentions wife Hannah and all his children except 
Hannah. 

Some of his account books as a merchant are still extant. 
They contain strange items, such as 2 oz. of ink powder ; so many 
quarts New England Rum, &c. He left a large estate of £8417 — 
6s. — 8d. Each of his four sons received £1760 — 9s. — 4d. and his 
two daughters £881 — 14s. — 8d. Distribution was made Mar. 10, 
1802. 

They had seven children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

494.+Aaron8, b. May 26, 1757; d. Feb. 8, 1849; m. Lydia Hawley. 

495. Hannah, b. July 13, 1759; d. June 29, 1790; unm. Buried in Old Ceme- 
tery, in Redding, Ct. 

496.-|-Hezekiah, Jr., b. Jan. 6, 1762; d. Mar. 18, 1834; m. Betsey Booth. 

497.-t-Wimam, b. Aug. 21, 1764; d. Oct. 6, 1837; m. (1) Lydia Hull; m. (2) 
Mrs. Ruth Ketchum. 

498. Zalmon, b. Aug. 7, 1767; d. April 30, 1809. 

Was married. Was a Freeman of Redding, Ct., April 17, 1791. 
Removed with his brother Hezekiah to Southeast, Putnam Co., N. Y. 



144 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

about 1791. The first town meeting of Southeast was held at his 
house in 1795. (Hist, of Putnam Co., p. 462.) He was a zealous 
Methodist and a godlj man. Buried in Milltown Cemetery, Southeast, 
N. Y. 

499.+Eunice, b. Apr. 23, 1772; d. Feb. 6, 1805; m. Aaron Hunt. 

500. Huldah, b. Feb. 11, 1777. 

166. REBECCA' SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. Oct. 
29, 1732, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Henry Lyon of Redding, Ct. 

They had five children. , 

oOl. PhUos Ljon. 

502. Henry Lyon. 

503. Lemuel Lyon. 

504. David Lyon. 

505. Eli Lyon. 

167. SARAH' SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. Sept. 11, 
1734, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. in Wilton, Ct. ; m. Apr. 16, 1754, Daniel 
Coley, of Ridgebury, Ct., b. March 14, 1729, d. March 22, 1800, 
Ridgebury, Ct. 

They had five children. 

506. Stephens Coley, bap. Oct. 27, 1754, Eedding, Ct.; d. Aug. 23, 1774. 

507. Ezra Coley, bap. Feb. 25, 1759, Redding, Ct.; d. Dec. 30, 1776. 

508. Sarah Coley, b. AprO 30, 1765. 
5«9. Rebeckah Coley, b. June 17, 1768. 

510. Eunice Coley. 

169. LYDIA' SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. May 19, 
1738, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 12, 1803 ; m. June 20, 1756, Lazarus, 
son of Rev. John and Sarah Beach, b. Sept. 20, 1736, d. Jan. 20; 
1800, Redding, Ct. 

They had eight children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

511. Sarahs Beach, b. Sept. 27, 1758; d. Nov. 21, 1759, Eedding, Ct. 
512.+Lazaru3 Beach, Jr., b. Dec. 1, 1760; d. June 28, 1816; m. Mrs. PoDy Hall. 

513. Lemuel Beach, b. Mar. 31, 1763. 

514. Sarah Beach, b. Nov. 19, 1764; d. May 10, 1828; m. James Sanford. 

{See 610.) 
515.+Hannah Beach, b. Apr. 11, 1767; d. Jan. 25, 1814; m. Philo Lyon. 
516.-f-Eumce Beach, b. Sept. 23, 1769; d. Sept. 19, 1822; m. Jonathan Hull. 
5ir.+l3aac Beach, b. May 19, 1773; d. July 20, 1822; m. (1) Elizabeth SilU- 

man ; m. (2) Hannah Hill. 
513. Abigail Beach, b. Sept. 13, 1778; d. Dec. 17, 1837. 
{Bedding Becords.) 



SIXTH GENERATION 145 



170. LE:\rUEL» SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. Apr. 
18, 1740, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 12, 1803, Danbury, Ct. ;' m. Sept. 
20, 1768, Mary, dau. of Jonathan Russell of North Branford, Ct., 
d. June 23, 1829, ag. 84. They Settled in Redding Center, and he 
became a Freeman April, 1792. The circumstances attending their 
marriage are thus narrated. He left Redding on horseback, early 
on the morning of his wedding day, but was delayed on the road 
and did not reach Branford until midnight. By that time the 
wedding guests had dispersed and the family had retired ; but he 
roused them, collected the guests, and the ceremony was performed. 
The bride and groom returned to Redding the nex; day on 
horesback. 

He was judge of County Court at the time of his death. He 
had filled all the positions of honor and trust in his native town, 
and during the Revolution had been a member of the Committee 
of Supply. He represented the town in General Assembly in the 
years 1770-1-3-4-5-7-8-1780-82-83-84-87-88-89. His will, dated Jan. 
7, 1795, probated April 1, 1803, mentions wife Mary and his 
children. 

They had seven children, all born in Redding Centre, Ct. 

519. -[-Lemuels, b. July 18, 1769; d. Dee. 1, 1831; m. (Sarah) Mary Heron. 
520. Rhoda, b. Mar. 4, 1773; d. Nov. 23, 1796; m. Aug. 16, 1795, Rev. Jonathan 

Bartlett, bap. Oct. 14, 1764. No children. 
521.-1- Mary, b. May 18, 1776; d. May 29, 1798; m. Dr. Thomas Peek. 
522. Abigail, b. April 30, 1779; d. June 11, 1781. 
523. -I- Jonathan Russell, b. Feb. 11, 1782; d. Aug. 21, 1858; m. Maria Davies. 

524. Abigail, b. Apr. 18, 1784; d. July 24, 1854; m. Apr. 16, 1812, Rev. 

Jonathan Bartlett, bap. Oct. 14, 1764. No children. 

525. Lucretia, b. May 4, 1786; d. Sept. 2, 1861; unm. Her will, dated May 

13, 1852, probated Oct. 21, 1861, bequeathes to her sister Abigail and 
to her nieces and nephews, also to the Cong. Church $150. (Bedding 
Pro. Bee. Vol. 3, p. 604-5), {Bedding T. B. Vol. 2, p. 51), {Todd's 
Hist, of Bedding {1906) .) 

111. CAPT. EZEKIEL' SANFORD {same descent as 165) 
b. June 30, 1742, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 8, 1809, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
(1) Apr. 23, 1767, Sarah Sturges, d. Mar. 21, 1771, buried in 
Umpawaug; m. (2) Nov. 21, 1773, Abigail Starr, b. March 24, 
1750 ; d. July 18, 1827, ag. 77. Buried in Umpawaug. They settled 
in Boston District, Redding, Ct. Mr. Sanford and wife Sarah 
were added to the church May 1, 1768. 

In May, 1775, Mr. Sanford was commissioned Lieutenant in 
Capt. Zalmon Read's company, 5th Reg. Conn. Line, Col. David 

(10) 



146 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

Waterbury commanding, and served in the Northern Department, 
being discharged Nov. 28, 1775. He again served as first lieutenant 
under Capt. Zalmon Read, in the 1st Battalion, Wadsworth's 
Brigade (CoL G. S. Silliman) in the operations around New York 
in 1776. Jan. 1, 1777, he was commissioned captain in the 5th 
Regt. Conn. Continental Line, Col. Philip B. Bradley commanding, 
and served till Mar. 17, 1778, when he resigned. He was made a 
Freeman of Redding in April, 1778. In January, 1780, he was 
appointed Captain in the second regiment raised for the defense of 
the state^ but declined. He was appointed on several town com- 
mittees: Jan. 28, 1780, to take care of soldiers' families; June 23, 
1780, to hire nine soldiers for the Conn. Line of the Continental 
Army; Nov. 20, 1780, to ascertain the number of soldiers the town 
then had in the Continental Army; Mar. 28, 1781, to vindicate 
claims to Continental soldiers; April 6, 1781, to supply John 
Lines' family; Feb. 28, 1782, to vindicate claims to Continental 
soldiers and State troops. He was a pensioner under tlie law of 
June 7, 1785, as a Captain of the Revolutionary Army, his pension 
dating from Mar. 4, 1789. His annual allowance was £60, under 
which he received payments amounting to £1140 up to the time of 
his death. {Conn. Men in Rev., pp. 41, 70, 117, 194, 231, 393, 616, 
644.) 

He had two children by first and five by second marriage, 
all born in Boston District, Redding, Ct. 

526.+Beiijamin8, b. July 17, 1768; d. about 1856; m. Sarah Obnstead. 
527. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1769; d. Aug. 1, 1791. Buried in Umpawaug. 
528.+Mollie (Polly), b. Aug. 16, 1774; d. Apr. 24, 1814; m. John Drew. 

529. Rebecca, b. Nov. 10, 1776; m. Hezekiah Hawley. 

530. Ezekiel, b. Sept. 11, 1778; d. Nov. 22, 1778. 

531.+Abigail Starr, b. Nov. 10, 1779; d. July 13, 1813; m. Benjamin Gregory. 
532. + Clarissa, b. Feb. 23, 1786; d. Aug. 12, 1838;. m. Wm. Bartlett. 

172. ANNA= SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. Oct. 7, 
1744, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1773 ; m. Nov. 13, 1762, David Jackson. 
They had five children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

o33.+Ezekiel8 Jackson, b. Sept. 20, 1763; m. Hannah Gray. 

534. David Jackson, b. Dec. 29, 1765. 

535. Eunice Jackson, b. Jan. 26, 1768. 

536. Anna Jackson, b. Aug. 28, 1770; d. May 29, 1771. 

537. Anna Jackson, b. May 6, 1772. 

{Redding T. B., Vol. 2, p. J 9.) 



SIXTH GENERATION 147 



174. RHODA= SANFORD {same descent as 165) b. Feb. 20. 
1749, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Apr. 2, 1767, Elijah, son of Stephen Burr. 

They had two children, born in Redding, Ct. 

538. Lemuels Burr, bap. Dec. 11, 1768. 

539. Elizabeth Burr, bap. May 5, 1771. 

175. RUTH^ SANFORD {Zachariah 60, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, 
Thomas 1) b. June 19, 1737; m. Wheeler. 

They had three children. 

540. Stephens Wheeler. 

541. Lydia Wieeler. 

542. Sarah Wheeler. 

178. EUNICE' SANFORD {same descent as 175) b. Oct. 23, 

1741 ; m. Summers. 

They had two children. 

543. Zachariah Sanford* Summers. 

544. Eunice Sanford Summers. 

186. DANIEL' SANFORD {Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, 
Thomas 1) b. Feb. 25, 1734, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 5, 1777, Redding, 
Ct. Buried in the old cemetery at Redding; m. Apr. 18, 1758, 
Esther, dau. of John Hull. They were added to the church Feb. 4, 
1759. Mr. Sanford was Ensign in State Regiment, 1st Battalion, 
under Generals Spencer and Worster; taken prisoner in Danbury 
Raid, Apr. 25-28, 1777, and carried to New York. {Conn. Men 
in Rev., p. 424, 493.) His will was proved Aug. 4, 1777. 

They had three children. 

545. Jeremiahs, b. March, 10, 1759; d. June 28, 1777, in the 19th year of his 

age, a prisoner in New York. He was evidently taken prisoner in the 

Danbury Eaid with his father. 
546.+EU, b. July 23, 1761; d. Apr. 3, 1833; m. (1) Anna Stebbins; m. (2) 

Rebecca . 

547. Chloe, b. May 30, 1767; m. Nov. 30, 1793, John Starr. 

Perhaps others. (Bedding T. E. Vol. 2 S-18.) 

187. SETH' SANFORD {savie descent as 186) b. Aug. 18, 
1735, Redding, Ct; d. July 3, 1805, Redding, Ct- ; m. (1) Apr. 
25, 1759, Rebecca, dau. of Dea. Stephen Burr, who was a brother 
of Rev. Aaron Burr, the first President of I^rinceton College, 
and an uncle of Col. Aaron Burr. She died Sept. 10, 1775; m. (2) 
Apr. 25, 1778, Abiah , d. Feb. 12, 1781; m. (3) Au;,^ 3, 1781, 



us THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Abigail , d. Nov. 25, 1804, aged 69. Mrs. Rebecca Sanford's 

will, dated Sept. 17, 1775, disallowed Nov. 23, 1775, mentions her 
six children. Esther Sanford was one of the witnesses to the will. 
{Fairfield Pro. Rec.) Seth Sanford and his wife Rebecca renewed 
covenant in Redding, Aug. 24, 1760. He served in 1757 in Capt. 
Bradley's company, and Col. Andrew Burr's Reg. in the relief 
of Fort William Henry. On Oct. 5, 1777, he marched as Ensign 
in Capt. Gershom Morehouse's Co., Col. Whiting's Reg., Fourth 
Conn. Militia, commanded by Lieut. -Col. Jonathan Demon at 
Peekskill, N. T. (Conn. Men in Rev., p. 520.) He was made a 
freeman of Redding before 1778. Was a representative in Conn. 
Assembly during the years 1776-78-79-80. On May 5, 1777, was 
chosen one of four Selectmen. 

In Hurd's History of Fairfield Co. the following note appears: 
"Aug. 11, 1783, Voted — that the selectmen of this town be desired 
to move out of this town all those persons who have been over and 
joined the enemy, and have returned into this town, and that they 
pursue this business as fast as they conveniently can according 
to law." 

Seth Sanford with four other selectmen were instructed to 
carry it into effect. {Todd's Hist, of Redding, 1906,) 

He had six children by first, two by second and one by third 
marriage. 

548.-fElias«, b. Sept. 18, 1760; d. Feb. 7, 1831; m. Hannah Youngs. 

549. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 27, 1763; d. Jan. 24, 1847. Buried in Umpawaug Cem. ; 
m. Feb. 24, 1787, Mary Dauchy, d. Feb. 1, 1852, ag. 87. They had no 
children, but on the death of his brother Seth, adopted his five children. 
He lived in Eedding. Appears as Freeman, April, 1789. His vnll, 
dated March 22, 1834, proved Feb. 1, 1847, gives his estate to his 
sister Abiah, wife of Isaac Hilliard; his brother-in-law, Jacob Dauchy; 
nephews and nieces, and £200 to the Cong. Church. 
{Redding Pro. Bee, Vol. 1, p. 321 2.) 

550.-|-Joel, b. Jan. 27, 1766; m. Huldah Griffin. 

551.-f-Elijah, b. Aug. 20, 1768; d. Dec. 3, 1833; m. Elizabeth Starr. 

552. -(-Samuel, b. .Jan. 27, 1771. 

553.-|-Seth, b. July 7, 1773; d. Dec. 27, 1821; m. (1) Sarah Couch; m. (2) 
Esther Couch. 

554. Mary. 

555 Abiah, b. Dec. 23, 1780; m. Isaac Hilliard. 

556. Abigail. 

189. DAVID' SANFORD {same descent as 186) b. Nov. 16, 
1739, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 15, 1787, Redding, Ct. ; buried in 



SIXTH GENERATION 149 



Umpawaug Cemetery; m. Nov. 22, 1769, Abiah Lacy, b. 1749; d. 
Feb. 10, 1844, ReddiBg, Ct., aged 95 yrs. 7 mos. Buried in 
Umpawaug Cemetery. They renewed covenant in Redding, Dec. 
29, 1771. In June, 1776, Mr. Sanford was a private in the 4th 
Conn. Militia commanded by Lieut. Col. Abraham Gould, in the 
Co. of Lieut. John Davis. He was. present at White Plains, Oct. 28, 
and was brought home sick Nov. 1, having served four months. 
He served one week in Danbury raid; took part in the action of 
Ridgefield Apr. 27, 1777; and in the pursuit to the enemy's ship- 
ping. In September and October of the same year he was for some 
six weeks in the command of Capt. John Gray, serving Oct. 5 to 30 
in the Fislikill Campaign, at Fishkill, PeekskiU and Redliook. In 
Apr.:^ 1779, he was again in the service for two weeks and four 
days under Lieut. Col. Jonathan Dimon of the 4th, at what point 
is not stated. In July, 1779, he served one week in the alarms at 
Fairfield and Norwalk, was in service on alarms two terms of two 
days each during the summer, and in September following was 
in service fourteen days at Gregory's Parish, N. Y. During the 
war he was a member of several committees appointed by the 
town : Sept. 18, 1777, to procure articles requested by the Governor 
and Counsel of Safety: Dec. 22, 1777, to take care of soldiers' 
families; Mar. 13, 1780, Inspector of Provisions; Dec. 21, 1781, to 
care for Isaac Olmsted's family. 

Mrs. Sanford was living in Redding in 1840, ag. 95. She 
received a pension for his services under an application dated Dec. 
19, 1836. 

{W. E. Grumman's Rev. Soldiers of Redding, Ct.; also Conn. 
Men in the Rev., p. 228, 239, 40S, 517, 523.) 

Mr. Sanford 's will, dated May 6, 1787, probated July 2, 1787, 
mentions wife Abiah, children : Daniel, Solomon, Molly and Sarah, 
my brother Peter. Ezra Sanford was a witness {Redding T. R.) 

They had five children, all born in Redding, Ct. 
(Taken from R. T. R., V. 2, p. T. 73.) 

557.+Molly8, b. June 15, 1771; d. Nov. 27, 1858; m. Joel Merchant. 
558. Daniel, b. Oct. 3, 1773; d. Feb. 14, 1775, Redding, Ct. 
559.-|-Damel, b. Jan. 1, 1776; d. Apr. 21, 1857; m. (1) Olive Morehouse; m. (2) 
Cinderella Chapman. 

560. + Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1778; d. June 24, 1839; m. James Bouton, 

561. Zahnon, b. Dee. 25, 1780; d. Oct. 8, 1870; unm. Buried in Umpawaug. 

His win proved Oct. 17, 1870, gives his property to the church and his 
nieces and nephews. 

{Bedding Fro. Rec, Vol. 4, p. 562-13) 



150 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

190. ABIGAIL' SANFORD {same descent as 186) b. Jan. 
16, 1743; m. Dec. 21, 1762, John Hawley. 

They had four children. 

562. Samuels Hawley. : ., . 

563. Daniel Hawley. 

564. Abigail Hawley. - " 

565. John Hawley. 

191. SAMUEL' SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 136) b. 
Apr. 24, 174.5, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 16, 1814, New Milford, Ct. ; 
m. July 23, 1767, Sarah Olmstead, b. 1745 ; d. June 7, 1822. They 
came from Redding to New Milford and lived a little north of 
Brookfield Center, on Still River Neck. Mr. Sanford was a mem- 
ber of Assembly in 1776. 

His will, dated Mar. 22, 1798, proved Aug. 13, 1814, mentions 
wife Sarah and his first five children. 

{Neiv Milford Pro. Uec.) 
They had seven children, the last five born in New Milford, Ct. 

566.+Uriah8, b. Dec. 18, 1768; Eedding, Ct.; d. Oct. 15, 1S3S; m. Eunice . 

567. Thomas, b. Oct. 27, 1769, Eedding, Ct.; d. Feb. 11, 1849; m. Polly — 



d. Sept. 26, 1361, aged 86. No children. Mr. Sanford 's will dated 
Nov. 21, 1846, mentions wife Polly, sister Sarah, wife of Jabez Bris- 
tol, and her children, Uriah and Susan Bristol ; Susan and Mary E. 
Warren, wife of Hiram Warren; nieces Polly (Mrs. Henry Briggs), 
Minerva (Mrs. Chas. Briggs), nephew Samuel Baldwin, Sarah C, 
daughter of deceased brother Uriah ; Hiram L., son of Samuel H. 
Warren, dec. ; William T. Baldwin ; son of Stanley Sanford, dec. ; and 
Alonzo Bristol, son of Alonzo, dec. (North Milford Pro. Bee. Vol. 
IS, p. 179.) 

568. Zuca (Lucy), b. Apr. 27, 1772. 

569.+Mabel C, b. Dec. 7, 1774; m. Joel Baldwin. 

570. + Savah, b. Aug. 27, 1777; m. Jabez Bristol, 

571. Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1779; d. July 5, 1783. 

572. Polly, b. May 8, 1788 ; d. Jan. 16, 1794. 

(History of New Milford) 

194. EZRA' SANFORD {same descent as 186) b. Feb. 26, 
751; d. Dec. 17, 1825; buried in Umpawaug Cemetery; m. (1) 
Dec. 25, 1781, Abigail Sanford, d. July 25, 1788; m. (2) Sept. 30, 
1795, Charlotte Crawford, b. Aug. 14, 1763 ; d. Aug. 31, 1838. Mr. 
Sanford was a private in Capt. John Gray's Co. 4th Conn. Militia, 
Fishkill campaign, Oct. 5-24, 1777. {Conn. Men in Rev., p. 517.) 
His estate was distributed Mar. 19, 1827, to his widow Charlotte 



SIXTH GENEEATION 151 



and children Anna, Stephen, Ira, Warren, Cyrus, Lewi3, Morris, 
Myra, and Bela. 

He had three children by first and eight by second marriage, 
all bom in Redding, Ct. 

573.+Anna«, b. Aug. 12, 1782; d. Nov. 23, 1851; m. David Keeler. 

574. Stephen, b. Mar. 30, 1785. 

575. Ezra, b. July 4, 1788; d. Oct. 31, 1794. 

576.+Ira, b. Sept. 6, 1796; d. Aug. 6, 1868; m. (1) Lois Pierce; m. (2) Mariah 
VanVlett. 

577. Patty, b. Oct. 5, 1797; d. Aug. 25, 1825, unm. Buried in Umpawaug 

Cemetery, 

578. Warren, b. ^uly 6, 1799; d. Dec. 9, 1864, unm. 
579.+Cyrus, b. Aug. 25, 1800; d. Mar. 22, 1852; m. Sarah Hubbell. 

580. Lewis, b. Nov. 3, 1802; d. Nov. 4, 1854; unm. 

581. Morris, b. Mar. 17, 1805; m. Charlotte Mills. No children. 

582. Myra, b. Dec. 9, 1807; d. Oct. 19, 1881; unm. 

583.+Bela, b. Mar. 4, 1809; d. Mar. 16, 1S76, Dix, N. Y. ; m. Theodocia Schutts. 
(Redding T. E., V. S, p. 53.) 

196. PETER' SANFORD {same descent as 186) b. May IS, 
1756; d. Nov. 28, 1827; buried in Umpawaug Cemetery; m. Jan. 
1, 1786, Abigail Keeler, d. Mar. 16, 1834, ag. 77 yrs. Mr. Sanford 
was made a Freeman of Redding, Apr., 1780. Member of Assem- 
bly in lSOl-4-5, and 1811. Mr. Sanford was supposed to have 
been a soldier ; record unknown ; was Capt. of Militia after the war. 

They had five children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

584.+ Amelias, b. Jan. 2, 1789; d. May 15, 1827; m. Ebenezer Coley. 

585. Harry, b. Nov. 14, 1790; d. May 14, 1794; buried in Umpawaug Cem. 

586. Clarry, b. Aug. 15, 1792; d. Aug. 6, 1835; buried in Umpawaug Cem.; 

m. Burr Meeker, b. Nov. 25, 1791; d. Apr. 4, 1878. 

587. Lucy, b. Dec. 3, 1794. 

588. Abby, b. Feb. 24, 1797, 

(iJ. T. R., r. 2, p. 37.) 

197. ELIZABETH' SANFORD {Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Tho-mas 1) b. July 3, 1731, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. at Redding, 
Ct. ; m. Oct. 17, 1717, Jonas Piatt, of Redding, Ct. ; b. Oct. 9, 1727, 
Fairfield, Ct. 

They had ten children. 

589.+ Johns Piatt, bap. Feb. 5, 1752; m. Elizabeth Parmalee. . 

590. Daniel Piatt, bap. Aug. 1, 1754, Eedding, Ct. 

591. + Jonas Piatt, b. , 1755; d. Sept. 19, 1840; m. Lucy Mills. 

592. Eunice Piatt, bap. May 30, 1756, Eedding, Ct. 

593. Obadiah Piatt, b. May 17, 1758, Ridgefield, Ct. 



152 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

594. Isaac Piatt, b. Apr. 30, 1760, Eidgefield, Ct.; d. 1797. 

595. Samuel Piatt. 

596. William Piatt, bap. Jan. 1, 1775. 

597. Jehu Piatt. 

598. Huldah Piatt. 

198. RACHEL' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. J\ily 
23, 1733, Fairfield, Ct; m. Oct. 31, 1751, Stephen Mead. Mr. 
Mead was the first of the name in Redding, Ct. Was a man quite 
prominent in town affairs ; elected the first clerk of the town at its 
organization in 1767, and held other important offices. He lived 
in Redding Center. {History of Bedding.) i. 

They had six children. 

599. Jeremiahs Meade, b. Mar. 22, 1752. 

600. Ezra Meade, b. Dec. 31, 1754. 

601. Hannah Meade, b. May 2, 1756. 

602. Esther Meade, bap. Aug. 17, 1760. 

603. Thaddeus Meade, bap. Oct. 25, 1761. 

604. Stephen Meade, Jr., bap. Jan. 24, 1768. 

199. ABIGAIL' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. May 
10, 1735, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. Oct. 2, 1755, Daniel Jackson, b. May 
16, 1733. 

They had one child. 

605. + Daniel8 Jackson, Jr.; b. 1763, d. Aug. 25, 1841; m. Elizabeth Whitney. 

200. HANNAH' SANFORD {same descent as 197\ b. Mar. 
3, 1737, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. May 8, 1779, Redding, Ct. ; m. Sept. 19, 
1756, David Lyon. 

They had four children. 

606. Nathan« Lyon. 

607.+Hannah Lyon, b. Feb. 10, 1758; m. Andrew Hill. 

608. Cyrus. Lyon, b. June 10, 17 — . 

609. Betty Lyon, m. Vreeland. 

201. JOHN' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. Apr. 26, 
1739, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 18, 1784, Redding Ridge, Ct. : m. 1757, 
Anne, dau. of Capt. James Morgan. (According to Dr. Appleton 
Morgan's History of Morgan Family, pages 194 and 198; but 
according to the Beach-Sanford History, page 308, her name was 
Anne "Wheeler.) She died in 1791; buried Redding Ridge, Ct. 
Ih the Volume of State records for the year 1777, page 163, is an 



SIXTH GENEEATION 153 



order permitting Mr. Sanford to give a bond for £1000. and thus 
be released from imprisonment at Mansfield, where he was held 
a prisoner, that he might return to Redding for the settlement of 
his mother's estate. He was a loyalist to the King daring the 
Revolution. The last sentence of the order permitting his release 
reads as follows: "Let not your present patriotism condemn that 
of your forefather, who was faithful to his oath and King. ' ' The 
names of his children are given in the following order in the will, 
dated April 15, 1784, probated May 8, 1784. 

They had ten children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

610.+James'5, b. Nov. 13, 1758; d. Apr. 14, 1842; m. Sarah Beach. 

61I. + Eli, b. 1762; d. in Redding, Ct.; m. Sarah Lyon. 

«12.-^ Elizabeth, b. Oct. 13, 1763; d. Aug. 5, 1853; m. (1) Daniel Hill, Jr.; 

m. (2) Hezekiah Morgan. 
613.+John, Jr., b. Dec. 21, 1765; d. June 5, 1842; m. (1) Lydia Wheeler; 

m. (2) Elizabeth Parsons. 
614. -f Stephen, b. Nov. 24,1769; d. Oct. 20, 1848; m. Sarah Curtis. 
615.+Hulda, b. Aug. 29, 1771; m. Lemuel Lyon. 
616.+Ephraim, b. 1775; d. 1808; m. Sally Piatt. 

617. Lois. 

618. Esther, b. 1779. 

619. Anne, b. Aug. 12, 1781. 

202. OLIVER' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. Sept. 
17, 1741, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 14, 1814, Redding, Ct. ; buried in 
Hull Cemetery ; m. Apr. 9, 1767, Rachel, dau. of Dea. David Coley, 
of Weston, Ct., b. Mar. 29, 1746, Northfield, Ct. ; d. Feb. 11, 1831, 
Fairfield, Ct. Buried in Redding, Ct. Mrs. Sanford was added to 
the church Aug. 23, 1767, and he July 31, 1768. The deed of the 
homestead bears date Jan. 17, 1767. The old house was soon torn 
down and then a new one built, which is still in use. He was an 
extensive farmer and besides did an iron smelting business in 
Sandfordtown. He became the owner of the Iron Works in Weston, 
Ct., known as the Forge, which he later transferred to his sons 
Levi, David and Oliver C. It was said that this enterprise was the 
first of its kind in America. He also conducted a profitable grist 
mill. The iron works were destroyed by a flood in 1805 and were 
never rebuilt, the business being removed to Valley Forge. He 
enlisted in 1777 in the Connecticut Militia under command of one 
Captain Read. Upon the landing of the British and the burning 
of Fairfield, this company was ordered out for service. Starting 
out in the night they met the enemy near Perry's Mill on their 



15-4 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

march to Danbury. It being dark and foggy the company was 
surprised and all taken prisoners. *rhey were sent to New Yorft 
and confined in the old Sugar House of Revolutionary memory. 
There, with his companions, he suffered about all that mankind 
can endure. {Conn. Men in Eev., p. 493.) He was made a Free- 
man of Redding before 1778. 

They had ten children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

620. Marys, b. June 24, 1768; d. Aug. 22, 1768, Bedding, Ct. 

621. David, b. July 21, 1769; d. Oct. 4, 1806; m. Lucy Chauneey. 
622.-fEphraim, b. Aug. 19, 1771; d. June 20, 1834; m. MoUie Bradley. 
623.+ Abigail, b. Dec. 11, 1773; d. North Salem, N. Y.; m. Joseph Canfield. 
624. Enoch A., b. Dec. 18, 1775; d. Feb. 17, ISOO, Bedding, Ct.; m. Lucy Ann 

Chauneey, a sister of Com. Isaac Chauneey of U. S. Navy. 
625.+Levi, b. Oct. 6, 1777; d. Feb. 2, 1845; m. Abigail Fitch. 
626. Mary, b. Aug. 25, 1780; d. Aug. 9, 1800. 
627.+Betsey, b. Nov. 2.5, 1782; d. Sept. 19, 1S64; m. Nathan Jarvis, Jr. 

m. (2) widow Peck. 
629.+Lorraine, b. Sept. 3, 17S7; d. Dec. 3, 1871; m. Gurdon Bartram. 

203. LOIS' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. Sept. 14, 
1743, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. May 21, 1761, Joseph, son of Nathan Lyon. 
They had two children. 

630. Augustus^ Lyon. 

631. Lucy Lyon. 

205. HULDA' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. Apr. 
25, 1748, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. before Jan. 21, 1777; m. Oct. 28, 1769, 
Samuel White. 

They had three children. 

632. Samuels White. 

633. Stephen White. - 

634. Betty White. 

206. EPHRAIM', SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. May 
2.5, 1750, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. 1806 in Canada; m. Nov. 15, 1770, Tabi- 
tha^ dau. of Gershom and Ann (Sanford) Morehouse, b. July 4, 
1752, Redding, Ct. Mr. Sanford settled on a farm in Salem, Mass. 
In 1776, he abandoned his property and joined the Royal Army. 
He raised a Company called the Queen's Rangers. At the time 
of the Danbury Raid he was in New York, and through his inter- 
cession, the British released his brother Oliver, whom they had 



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captured and carried to the city. Oliver returned home and later 
went to New York with flags of truce. 

When the war was over Mr. Sanford went to England, remain- 
ing two years, when the English government granted him a pension 
and a large tract of land in Canada. He went to Canada to live 
and was drowned in the St. Lawrence River in 1806 by the upset- 
ting of his boat. His estatp in Salem was adjudged forfeited by 
the County Court of Fairfield Co. on the third Tuesday of April, 
1779. 

They had three children. 

635. + Ephraim8, Jr., b. June 1, 1775; d. May 16, 1844; m. Ann Eea. 
636.+ John, b. 1779; m. Elizabeth Boston. 

637. Betsey, C. 

207. AUGUSTUS' SANFORD {same descent as 197) b. 
July 12, 1753, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Jan. 19, 1778, in the war ; m. Aug. 
18, 1774, Abigail Sturges. They lived where INIr. Sanford 's father 
lived. "Were added to the church May 14, 1775. 

They had two children, bom in Redding, Ct. 

638. Lois«, bap. May 14, 1775. 

639. + Sturge3, b. Aug. 3, 1777; d. June 4, 1851; m. (1) Sarah Read ; m. (2) 

Deidamia Wheeler. 

217. EBENEZER' SANFORD {Ebenezer 77, Tliomas 12, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1739 ; d. May 1, 1778, in Rev. War. ; m. Jan. 
29, 1761. Esther Hotchkiss, d. 1824, Berlin, Ct., ag. 85. Mr. Sanford 
was of Wethersfield, Ct., in 1762, when he and his wife joined the 
Kensington Church. In 1775, at the organization of the Worthing- 
ton Chnrch, which was set off from Kensington, he and his wife 
Esther were original members. When he was sixteen years of age 
he was allowed by the Court to choose for his guardian, his uncle 
Ezekiel Kelsey. Mr. Kelsey was his mother's brother-in-law. 
{Hartford Pro. Rec, Bk. 17, p. 101.) Mr. Sanford enlisted, Aug. 
1, 1777, for three years. He then lived in Middletown, Ct., town 
of Wethersfield. He served six days in the Lexington Alarm Call 
{See Conn. Men in the Revolution, p. 25 and 290.) He was one 
of the force that placed the chain across the Hudson River below 
West Point, and while stretching it was drowned. He made a 
powder horn on which is printed in antique characters, "Ebenezer 
Sanford, his horn — made in Squanton, Ct., Feb. 1776. Liberty or 
death. ' ' 



156 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

His widow Esther was made administratrix of his estate Sept. 
11, 1778. The estate insolvent. No heirs mentioned- {Hartford 
Pro. Rec, Bk. 23, p. 5.) 

They had nine children, all born in Wethersfield, Ct. 

640.+Jesse«, b. Feb. 3, 1762; d. May 24, 1840; m. Eleanor Collins. 

641. Huldah, b. Aug. 15, 1763; m. Tuttle; moved to Marietta, Ohio. 

642. Silas, b. Mar. 17, 1765; m. Sept. 23, 1784, Lucretia Duning (?). 

643. JMiary, b. Mar. 24, 1767; m. Bacon. 

644. Esther, b. Apr. 26, 1769; m. Oct. 4, 1795, Gurdon Wadsworth of Bristol, 

Ct. ; three children. 
645.+Ebenezer, b. June 1, 1771; d. Oct. 8, 1838; m. Rhoda North. 

646. Anne, b. May 1, 1773; m. Edmund Mathews. 

647. Lois, b. Mar. 13, 1775. 

648. -|- Amos, b. Apr. 17, 1778; d. Mar. 5, 1856; m. Lydia Blyn. 

221. JOSIAH= SANFORD {same descent as 217) b. June 
29, 1746; d. Aug. 7, 1811; m. Nov. 16, 1769, Mary Thorpe, of 
Easton, Ct., b. 1752 ; d. Oct. 2, 1838, ag. 81. Both buried in Easton, 
Ct. They lived in Easton, Ct., where they joined the church Apr. 
7, 1770. Mr. Sanford's will, probated in 1812, mentions his wife 
Mary and all his children except Nathan and Ebenezer. 

They had nine children, all born in Easton, Ct. 

649. Eunices, bap. May 12, 1771; d. Feb. 13, 1860, aged 89; unm. Buried 

at Easton, Ct. 

650. Xathan, d. Oct. 1, 1773, aged 10 months, 20 days. Buried at Easton, Ct. 

651. Josiah, Jr., bap. Nov. 13, 1774; m. Rhoda, dau. of David Mallett. He 

removed vnth his family to N. T. State. 

652. + Sarah, b. Nov. 1, 1777; d. Feb. 27, 1834; m. Elijah Mallett. 
653.+Mary, m. Robert Middlebrook. 

654.+Deborah, b. Sept. 11, 1784; d. July 5, 1848; m. Silas Wheeler. 

655.+Anne, m. Isaac Wakely, 

656. Hannah, b. 1791; d. 1868, Easton Ct.; unm. 

657.+Ebenezer Thorpe, b. 1794; d. Nov. 22, 1873; m. (1) Sally ; m. 

(2) Sarah Lyon; m. (3) Bboda Mallett. 

225. DEBORAH^ SANFORD [savie descent as 217) b. Aug. 
25, 1754 ; m. Feb. 10, 1773, Nathan Wheeler at Easton, Ct. 

They had three children. 

658. Mary Anns Wheeler, b. Apr. 16, 1775. 

659. Deborah Wheeler, b. Aug. 23, 1788. 

660. Nathan Wheeler, b. Mar. 20, 1790. 

226. DAVID' SANFORD {David 78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, 
Thomas 1} bap. Feb. 6, 1737, Meriden, Ct. ; m. Patience Sullivan. 



SIXTH GENEEATION 157 



Mr. Sanford was a private in 4th Regt Orange Co-, N. Y., Militia. 
{See Rosters of the Rev. State Capitol, Albany.) 
They had four children. 

661. Thomass. 

662.+ Joseph, m. Polly Townsend. 

663. Sarah. 

664. Patience. 

228. CAPT. JOHN' SANFORD {same descent as 226) bap. 
May 20, 1744, North Killingworth, Ct. ; d. about 1815, Butler, N. J. ; 
m. Rebecca DeBow. Capt Sanford was First Lieut, and Adjutant 
of Malcolm's New York Regt. Sept. 1776; Capt. of Malcolm's 
additional Continental Regiment Mar. 11, 1777. Transferred to 
Spencer's Regt. Apr. 22, 1779. Retired Jan. 1, 1781. Served 
subsequently as Captain of N. Y. Levies. 

{Officers of the Continental Army," 1775 to 1783, by Heitman, 
p. 355; "Official Register" of Officers and Men in New Jersey in 
the Rev. War, by Adj. Gen. Stryker, p. 56 and 87. "New York in 
the Revolution," by Fernoiv, p. 241.) 

They had ten children. 

665.+Thomaa8, b. 1772; d. 1849, aged 77; m. Amelia. 

666.+ John, b. 1774; m. Sarah Miller. 

667.+Benjamin. 

668.+David, m. (1) (Clark); m. (2) Elizabeth Morrison. 

669.+Gamaliel, b. May 25, 1778; m. (1) EUzabeth Brown; m. (2) Sarah 

Blanbelt. 
670.+Jo3eph, d. 1869; m. Ann Eydner. 

671.+Hannah, b. Sept. 30, 1791; d. Sept. 12, 1863; m. John Wessels. 
672.+Rebeeca, m. Jonathan Benjamin. 
673.+Mary, m. Samuel Bruen. 
674.+Elizabeth, m. Thomas Richards. 

229. EPHRAIM' SANFORD {same descent as 226) bap. 
Apr. 5, 1747, North Killingworth, Ct. ; d. 1836, Wayne, N. Y., ag. 
89 years. ; m. Julia Huff. Mr. Sanford was a Revolutionary soldier. 
In 1793, he removed from Luzerne Co., Pa., and settled in Wayne, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., where he bought 1,864 acres of land of Jacob 
Hallet of New York City. Some of this land was afterwards sold at 
18 pence an acre. Mr. Sanford was an earnest member of the 
Baptist ministry and spent much time in the religious cause. He 
was identified in the building of the Baptist church at Salter Cor- 
ners in 1794. In 1802, he was prospecting in Alleghany Co. and in 



158 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1804, moved his family there, settling in Oramel. He afterwards 
returned to "Wayne and died at the home of his son, James. 
They had two children, born in Wayne. 

675. Betseys. 

676.+ James, d. in Wayne, N. Y. ; m. Sally Harrison. 

230. EZRA' SANFORD {same descent a.s 226) bap. Apr. 5. 
1747, Killingworth, Ct. ; d. Apr. 22, 1822, Warwick, N. T. ; m. Ann 
Hopper. Mr. Sanford was a Corporal in 4th Regt., Orange Co., 
N.Y., Militia {See Rosters in Rev. State Capitol, Albany.) 

They had ten children, all born in Warwick, N. T. 

677. Patiences, b. Nov. 7, 1773; m. Daniel Smith of Ohio. 
67S.+Mathew, b. July 22, 1775; d. Sept. 13, 1859; m. Catherine Garrison. 

679. Olive, b. Sept. 8, 1777; d. in infancy. 

680. Olive, b. Aug. 29, 1779; m. Morehouse of Michigan. 

681. Ann, b. Sept. 5, 1781; m. Archibald Doty. 

682.+Esther, b. Sept. 22, 1785; d. Aug. 16, 1850; m. Wm. Hause, Jr. 

683. Hannah, b. Mar. 1788; m. Stephen Smith of Ohio. 

684. + Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1790; m. John Thomas. 
685.+Ezra, b. Nov. 11, 1793; d. Aug. 14, 1883, m. Adeline Terxy. 

686. Dorcas, b. Sept. 1798 ; m. John Hulh 

238. JOSEPH' WRIGHT, JR. {Joseph 87, Hannah 17, Sam- 
uel 4, Thomas 1) b. May 6, 1744, Durham, Ct. ; d. Mar. 4, 1818, Bris- 
tol, Ct. ; m. (1) Dec. 17, 1767, Sarah, dau. of Timothy Bishop, of 
Durham, b. Apr. 22, 1741, Guilford, Ct. ; d. Jan. 5, 1776, Durham, 
Ct. ; m. (2) Anna, dau. of Capt. Israel and Jemimah (Talcott) 
Camp. 

He had three children by first and seven by second marriage 

687. Sallys Wright, b. Dec. 3, 1769. 

688. Ichabod Wright, b. Feb. 27, 1773; rf. Damaris Cook, at Stockbridge, 

Mass. 

689. Lucy Wright, b. Dec. 21, 1775. 

690. Seymour Wright, b. Sept. 27, 1779. In War of 1812. 

691. Nancy Wright, b. .July 26, 1781. 

692. Eunice Wright, b. Oct. 9, 1783. 

693.+Harvey Wright, b. May 20, 1786; d. June 28, 1858; m. Esther Crissey. 

694. Israel Camp Wright, b. Nov. 25, 1788. In War of 1812. 

695. Elizur Wright, b. Dec. 25, 1791. Had daughter Cornelia, who married 

Mr. Drake. 

696. Anna Wright, b. Aug. 21, 1796; m. Jerome. 

245. THO:\rAS' SANFORD {Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 
4, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 3, 1732, Newtown, Ct.; d. Mar. 24, 1814; m. 



SIXTH GENERATION 159 



1755, Lydia, dau. of Daniel Clark, of New Haven, Ct. On Mar. 17, 
1783, Daniel Clark deeded to Thomas Sanford ten acres with old 
house and barn thereon, situated in the parish of West Haven, near 
Oyster River. {New Haven L. Bee, Bk. 39, p. 314.) He also deeded 
fifteen acres to him and his wife Lydia, in 1781. May 7, 1783, 
Thomas Sanford deeded to Daniel Clark three acres in Parish of 
West Haven near Oyster River and is to include the old house and 
bam bounded partly by "my own land." {L. R.. B. 42, p. 304.) 
Mr. Sanford 's will, dated Nov. 7, 1811, probated Apr. 4, 1714, 
mentions wife Lydia, children Daniel C. Sanford, Lydia, wife of 
Eli Schofield, Lois, formerly wife of Joshua Chapin, Hannah, wife 
of Peter Perry, Polly, wife of William Beardsley, William San- 
ford and Charles Thomas Chapin, son of daughter Lois. Executor 
Daniel C. Sanford. {Danbury Pro. Bee, Bk. 11, p. 624.) 
They had eleven children. 

697. -(-Daniel Gark«, d. in Litchfield, Ct., aged 64 years; m. Marian Beardsley. 

698. Thomas, d. Mar. 5, 1763. 

699. Abel, b. 1762. 

700. Hannah, b. 1764; m. Peter Perry. 

701.-1- William, b. June 5, 1765; d. May 7, 1814; m. Huldah Hull. 

702.-)-Lois, b. 1766; m. Joshua Chapin. 

703. -f- Polly Ann, b. 1768; m. WiUiam Beardsley. 

704. Lydia, b. 1770; m. Eli. Scofield. 

705. Child, b. 1773. 

706. Child, b. 1775. 

707. -H Thomas, b. Apr. 6, 1778; d. Nov. 14, 1848; m. Sarah Gillette. 

246. AMOS' SANFORD {same descent as 245) b. Oct. 18, 
1733, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 19, 1777, Ellsworth, Ct. ; buried in 
Sharon Cemetery; m. Jan. 13, 1757, Mary, dau. of John Cluck- 
stone, b. 1737, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 13, 1816, Ellsworth, Ct. 
Buried in Sharon Cemetery. They moved to Sharon in 1768. Mr. 
Sanford 's property was distributed Oct. 6, 1780. 

They had eleven children. 

708. -f Davids, b. Nov. 9, 1757; m. Hannah Eowlin. 

709. Betsey, b. Mar. 23, 1759, Newtown, Ct.; m. (1) Cartwright; m. (2) 
Isaac Honeywell. Had six children by first marriage, names unknown. 
In the distribution of Mrs. Honeywell 's father 's estate on Oct. 6, 
1780, she received moveables and two and a half acres of land. Upon 
the distribution of her mother's estate Dec. 17, 1816, she received 
twenty-three rods of land. Feb. 4, 1825, she deeded the land given 
by her father to her brother Amos Sanford of Sharon. She lived in 
Haldiman, Can. 



]60 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

710.+Caleb. b. Aug. 22, 1761; d. June 9, 1S22. m. Lucinda Pike. 
7H.+Ezra, b. Apr. 22, 1763; d. Jan. 1813; m. Mercy Gay. 
712.-fSamuel, b. Feb. 25, 1765; m. Miss Rand. 
713. + John, b. Feb- 6, 1767; m. Miss Russ. 

714. Annis, b. Feb. 19, 1770; m. Oct. 13, 1795, Thomas Miller. 

715. Solomon, b. 1771; m. Miss Rand. No children. Settled in Rensselaer- 

ville, N. T. (Deeds taken from Land Eecords of Sharon, Ct.) 

716. Polly, b. Jan. 31, 1772; m. Noah Curtis. 

717.+Amos, b. Feb. 1, 1774; d. July 25, 1831; m. (1) Betsey Pardee; m. (2) 

Abigail Riley. 
713. Gurdon, b. Jan. 11, 1776. 'j- 

247. SARAH' SANFORD {same descent as 245) b. 1735, 
Newtown, Ct. ; m. Nov. 13, 1758, Josiah Piatt. 

They had six children, all bom in Newtown, Ct. 



719 
720 
721 
722 
723 
724 



Hannahs Platt, b. Oct. 3, 1759. 
Nathan Platt, b. Mar. 3, 1761. 
Isaac Platt, b. Dec. 24, 1762. 
Louisa Platt, b. May 28, 1765. 
Amos Platt, b. June 12, 1768. 
Jonas Platt, b. Jan. 11, 1770. 



248. HEZEKIAH' SANFORD {same descent as 245) b 
1737 ; d. June 18, 1775 ; m. Hittie, dau. of Daniel and Dinah 
(Perkins) Sanford, b. 1745. Resided in Newtown, Ct. 

One child was 

725. Dariuss. 

252. SAIVrUEL' SANFORD {same descent as 245) b. Mar. 
23, 1743, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Nov. 26, 1817, Newtown, Ct. ; m. (1) 
Aug. 19, 1765, Abiah Dunning; m. (2) 1789, Charity (Foote) 
Bristol, widow of Elias Bristol and daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Whiting) Foote, b. Jime 21, 1752; d. Nov. 13, 1826. 

Samuel Sanford had a shop opposite the Sanford homestead 
and manufactured spinning wheels, reels and looms. The home- 
stead was built by his grandfather Samuel, a settler of Newtown. 
He was succeeded by his son Josiah. His will, dated Mar. 10, 1809. 
proved Dec. 4, mentions wife Charity and children Sarah, wife of 
Samuel Perry, Azuba, wife of Andrew Winton, Betsey, wife of 
Rowland Downson, Josiah and Philo, youngest sons, Abiah Ann, 
Isaac, Annis, Mrs. Crofut and her children Josiah and Betsey 
Crofut, granddaughter Sarah Bennett, heir of my deceased 
daughter Renah Bennett, and daughter Artemesia, wife of Eli 



SIXTH GENEEATION lei 



Winton. Zachariah Ferris, Jotham Sherman, and Beardsley San- 
ford, witnesses. (Danbury Pro. Rec, Bk. 13, p. 130.) 

He had eleven children by first and three by second marriage, 
all born in Newtown, Ct. 

726.+Anni88, b. Mar. 12, 1766; d. Oct. 28, 1502; m. Israel Crofut 
727.+l8aac, b. Feb. 2, 1768; d. Nov. 15, 1848; m. (1) Anna Bristol; m. (2) 
Sarah Gorham. 

728. Josiah, b. Sept. 6, 1769; d. 1780. 

729. Betsey, b. Sept. 26, 1771; m. Eowland Downson. 

730. Sarah, b. July 26, 1773; d. 1817; m. Samuel Perry. 

731. Joel, b. Mar. 23, 1775. 

732. Eenah, b. 1777; d. 1779. 

733.+Renah, b. June 1, 1779; m. James Bennett. 
734.+Azubah, b. June 3, 1781; m. Andrew Winton. 

735. Artemesia, b. 1783; m. Eli Winton. 

736. Abigail, b. 1785; d. 1792. 

737.+Abiah Ann, b. Jan. 10, 1790; d. Mar. 13, 1861; m. Clement Northrop 
738.+ Josiah, b. June 9, 1793; d. July 26, 1851; m. PoUy Johnson 
739. + Philo, b. July 11, 1796; d. Feb. 23, 1873; m. Martha Burgess. 

259. EBENEZER' SANFORD {Ehenezer 91, Saw.nel 19, 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1 ) b. Dec. 14, 1749, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Mar. 29' 
1822, New IVIilford, Ct. m. Jerusha, dau. of Capt. James and Eliza- 
beth (Sherman) Buck, of New Milford, d. Feb. 16, 1855, ag. 97 yrs. 
Both are buried in Gaylordsville Cemetery. Mr. Sanford removed 
to the northern part of New Milford in 1799. His farm and home 
were on the west side of the Housatonic River, just below the 
Straits, where he lived an honorable and successful life. His will 
is dated May 9, 1816, proved Apr. 3, 1822, mentions wife and 
children. 

They had three children, all born in New Milford, Ct. 

740.-FEbenezer8, b. Dec. 19, 1794; d. Apr. 5, 1863; m. Eunice Knapp. 
741.-f Armida, b. Dec. 28, 1796; d. May 15, 1893; m. Samuel Giddings. 

742. EUza, b. July 1, 1801 ; d. June 15, 1888 ; m. Oct. 27, 1847, William Albert 

Knapp. No children. Mrs. Knapp was a successful teacher until she 
was 46 years of age, when she married Mr. Knapp. 

263. ABIAH' SANFORD {John 93, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, 
Thomas 1) b. Sept. 19, 1736, Newtown, Ct. ; d. before 1783 • m July 
17, 1764„Jabez Peck. 

They had five children. 

743. Annas Peck, b. July 30, 1766; d. early. 

744. Elnathan Peck, b. Oct. 19, 1767. 



162 THE THOMAS SANFOED :fAMILY 

745. John Peck, b. Aug. 1, 1769. 

746. Phedimee Peck, b. Sept. 19, 1771. 

747. Anna Peek, b. May 19, 1773. 

269- JOHN' SANFORD {sarne descent as 263) b ^lar. 28, 
1762, Newtown, Ct; d. Jan. 20, 1839, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Amy, 
dau. of John and Lois Northrup of Newtown, Ct., b. Feb. 9, 1760. 
d. Oct. 16, 1849, Newtown, Ct. Mr. Sanford inherited from his 
father the mills and water privileges at Sandy Hook, Ct., and ran 
the mills during his lifetime. 

They had three children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

74S. Davids, b. Aug. 1, 1783 ; d. 1849 ; unm. He was a surveyor under Gen. 

Mansfield, in the territory, now state of Ohio. 
749.+Elijah, b. May 23, 1787; d. Oct. 26, 1849; m. Abigail TomUnson. 
7D0.+Charlotte, b. Apr. IS, 1792; d. May, 1843; m. Birdsey Noble. 

275. ZADOC' SANFORD {Moses 95, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, 
Thomas 1) b. 1750, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Sept., 1806; m. Aug. 7, 1769, 
Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Ruth (Northrop) Briscoe of Bethany 
parish, Milford, Ct, b. Oct. 11, 1751, d. Nov. 6, 1813. Buried in 
Pine Grove Cemetery. At the division of his father's estate, 
in 1769, Mr. Sanford received as his share (two-fifths of the estate 
by the terms of the will) the homestead near West River in New 
Haven (now Woodbridge). This homestead where he was then 
living he sold in 1778. From his marriage in 1767 to 1774 and 
again from 1778 to 1783 he lived, it appears, at Bear's Hill (now in 
Bethany), near his father-in-law. Jan. 15, 1783, he bought a large 
tract of land and woods known as Sopus Plain, on the west side of 
the Naugatuck, in Oxford parish, town of Derby, cleared a spot 
and built a home. This house, which stood until about 1883, was 
a small frame building with a sitting room, bedroom, kitchen and 
pantry on the first floor and a garret or low chamber above. 

He also built a grist mill on the Naugatuck about one half mile 
from the Pines Bridge. The dam to this mill was twice washed 
away. A third time he started to rebuild with great care. A 
foundation was dug across the river and stones, so large that five 
yoke of oxen were required to haul one, were laid across in rows, 
"shingled", that is, leaning up stream and filled underneath 
with small stones to prevent the undermining action of water. 
When this was about half completed an unusual August flood 
carried it all away. No further attempt was made. 

In March, 1796, Mr. Sanford sold everything at Sopus and 



SIXTH GE>rERATION ^gg 



moved to Cold Springs, x\. Y., on the east bank of the Hudson in 
the heart of the "Highlands". During the latter part of his life 
he was a church member. Ten years later he died, says a record 
made by his son Philo, "In Sept., 1806, at the age of 5S " This 
record is the only clue to the date of his birth, as there is no 
record of it in Xewtown, Ct. 

His wife Sarah returned after his death to Connecticut and 
lived with the children near her father in Nyumphs Wood- 
bridge, Ct. 

They had ten children. 
751.+Moses«, b. Feb. 11, 1771; d. 1856; m. Philena Lines 
7o2. + Sarah, b. July 8, 1773; d. Nov. 5, 1813, in Iowa; m. Griswald 
7o3.+John, b. Feb. 21, 1776; d. Nov. 16, 1826; m. Alma Lines 
7o4.+Philo, b. May 20, 1779; d. Mar. 4, 1863; m. Charity Wheeler 
7oo.+Esther, b. Mar. 9, 1782; d. Dec. 29, 1827; m. Oliver Buckingham 
/o6.+Phebe, b. Nov. 2, 1784; m. James Wheeler. 
757.+Mary, b. Dec. 2, 1786; m. Wm. Tuttle. 

758. + Nathan, b. Feb. 22, 1790; d. Apr. 19, 1S68; m. (1) Ann Bassett; m. 

(2) Lonnda Campbell; m. (3) Julia Hayden. 

759. + Charity, b. July 10, 1793; m. Wait Bassett. 
760.+Harriet, b. July 23, 1796; d. Feb. 4, 1873; m. Ilbenezer Seeley. 

280. EBENEZER'* BOOTH, JR. {Rachel 98, Sam.^el 19 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 16, 1743, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Nov. 20,' 
1766, Olive, dau. of Jonathan Sanford. 

One child was 

761.+Joel8 Booth, m. Sarah Beach. 

From Jonathan and his cousin Ebenezer Booth, 1st, all the 
Booths of Newtown, Ct., have descended. Beach— Sanford Gen. 

291. DAVID^ SANFORD (Samuel 103, Samicel 23. Thomas 
5, Thomas 1) b. May 28, 1742, New Haven, Ct. ; d. 1805, Bethany, 
Ct. ; m. 1767, Damaris, dau. of Daniel and Dinah (Perkins) Sanford' 
bap. Sept. 14, 1746, Amity, Ct., d. 1821. Mr. Sanford resided in 
Bethany, Ct. His estate was distributed Dec. 16, 180-5 to his 
widow and the following children, viz.— David, Cyrus, Esther, 
Damaris, wife of Stephen Hitchcock, Olive, wife of Jonah Warner^ 
Samuel, Truman, Seymour, Lucy, wife of Linus Warner, Mary and 
Miner. {New Haven Pro. Bk. 25, p. 32.) Mrs. Sanford 's will 
dated Feb. 2.5, 1817, proved 1821 (codicil dated Apr. 1820), names 
dec. husband David Sanford and her children. Elihu Sanford was 
executor. {Tuttle Bk., p. 19.) 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



David Sanford and his wife Damaris and Sarah Sanford, all of 
New Haven, deeded to Gideon Lathrop, Jr., of New Haven, land 
in Amity parish, New Haven, Feb. 4, 1775. (iV. H. L. Rec. Bk. 34, 
p. 240.) 

They had eleven children. 

762.-f-David5, b. 1768; d. in Plymouth, Ct.; m. Experience Andrus. 

763. Cyrus, b. 1770; m. 1798, Lois, dau- of Enos and Lois (Ailing) Dickerman, 

of Hamden, Ct.; b. Aug. 24, 1772; d. Apr. 11, 1854. No children. 
On. Apr. 28, 1806, all of Mr. Sanford 's brothers and sisters excepting 
Mary and Miner gave to him a quit claim of aU rights in the real 
estate of their father David, set to them in the distribution of his 
estate. (Woodbridge L. B. Bk. 7, p. SIS). They resided in Wood- 
bridge, Ct., in 1820 aad in 1840 -were living in Bethany, Ct. (L. Rec. 
BJc. 19, p. 352 ; and Bk. 11, p. 501.) She was admitted to the church 
Jan. 5, 1817, and he about 1823. 

764. Esther, b- 1771. Resided in "Woodbridge, Ct.; unm. in 1806. 
76o.+Damaris, b. 1773; m. Stephen Hitchcock. 

766. + 01ive, b. 1775; d. 1862; m. Jonah Warner. 

767. Samuel, b. 1776, Woodbridge, Ct. ; d. Feb. 14, 1861, Hamden, Ct.; ag. 

85. Was a bachelor and blind. Resided in Woodbridge, Ct. 
768. -f Truman, b. 1778; d. Aug. 25, 1859; m. Betsey Warner. 
769.+Seymour, b. Apr. 19, 1781; d. Feb. 12, 1852; m. (1) Esther Hitchcock; 

m. (2) Polly Hill. 

770. Lucy, b. 1783; m. Zenas Warner, of Hamden, Ct. 

771. Mary, b. 1785; m. John Hunt. Resided in Guilford, Ct. 

772. Miner, b. 1787; m. Louisa. Lived in Dryden Co.. N. Y. In 1829, he 

deeded land in Bethany, Ct., to Cyrus Sanford, of New Haven, Ct. 
{Woodbridge L. B. Vol. 15, p. 339). 

292. EZEKIEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 291) b. Dec. 

1, 1746, New Haven, Ct. ; d. in Middletown, N. Y.; m. . 

Mr. Sanford removed from Connecticut to Middletown, N. Y., and 
lived in his son Ezekiel's house. 

Four children were 

773. + CyTenus8, b. 1775; d. May 28, 1858; m. Ann Hubbell. 
774.-i-Ezekiel K., m. Elizabeth . 

775.+Darius, d. about 1832, Springfield, Pa. 

776. Daughter, m. White. 

Note. — The author has no positive proof that the above are the 
children of Ezekiel, who was the son of Samuel, but feels satisfied 
■ that they are. 

293. DR. SAMUEL' SANFORD {same descent as 291) 
b. Nov. 6, 1753, New Haven, Ct. ; d. 1803 ; m. . His will 



SIXTH GENEEATION 165 



was proved in New Haven, Ct., in 1803. Rowena and Elihu 
Sanford, Jr. were executors. Estate insolvent. 
They had one child. 

777. Samuel*. 

295. JOEL' SANFORD (Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1) b. May 3, 1730, New Haven, Ct. ; kHled in battle in 
Revolutionary War, Feb. 8, 1782 ; m. Aug. 24, 1757, Mary, dau. cf 
Thomas Porter of Waterbury, Ct., b. Jan. 5, 1732. Mr. Sanford 
was in Capt. James Stoddard's Co. {Conn. Men in Rev., pp. 239, 
574, 612.) Enlisted twice. 

They had six children. 

778. Laurana3, b. Sept. 2, 1758; d. unm. 
779.+Millicent, b. Nov. 23, 1760; m. Willis Pond. 
780.4-Lewe7, b. Apr. 22, 1763; d. Dec. 16, 1786; m. Willis Pond. 

781. + Eri, b. Feb. 17, 1765; d. Aug. 7, 1833; m. Rhoda Allen. 

782. + Sylvia, b. Oct. 14, 1766; m. Spencer. 

783. + Anne, b. Nov. 5, 1769; m Welton. 

297. CHLOE= SANFORD {same descent as 295) b. Jan. 26, 
1734; m. Dec. 24, 1760, Joseph Bassett. 
They had five children. 

784. Zophars Bassett, b. Apr. 11, 1763. 

785. Patience Bassett, b. Nov. 8, 1764. 

786. Esther Bassett, b. Oct. 11, 1766. 

787. Jesse Bassett, b. Dec. 12, 1768. 

788. Chloe Bassett, b. Feb. 25, 1773. 

299. PATIENCE' SANFORD {same descent as 295) b. Dct. 
25, 173S ; m. Jan. 3, 1760, David Ailing. 

They had six children. 

789. Medads Ailing, b. Jan. 28, 1762. 

790. Rhoda Ailing, b. Feb. 11, 1764. 

791. Patience Ailing, b. July 21, 1766. 

792. Susannah Ailing, b. Sept. 10, 1769. ^i 

793. Job Ailing, b. Apr. 12, 1773. 

794. Christopher AUing, b. Aug. 29, 1775. 

300. AMOS' SANFORD {same descent as 295) b. Dec. 29, 
1740 ; m. Eunice Bradley. Mr. Sanford served in the Revolutionary 
War — private in Capt. Jesse Curtis' Co., Col. Hooker's Reg. {Conn. 
Men in Rev., p. 500.) 

They had four children. 



166 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

795.+Ephraiiii8, b. Jan. 2, 1785; d. Apr. 1, 1845; m. Sallj Sedgwick. 

796. -{-Amos, b. 1788; m. Lucretia BueL 

797. Frederick, b. 1790; had two sons, he went to Ohio. The house was 

demolished and the whole family killed. 
79S. Eton, m. Oct. 4, 1820, Elizabeth Blakealee. They had one daughter. 

303. JONAH' SANFORD {savie descent as 295) b. July 17, 
1749, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Nov. 15, 1824, Camden, N. Y. ; m. (1) 1772, 
]\[ary Dunbar; m. (2) Miss West of Rome, N. Y. Mr. Sanford 
moved from Plymouth, Ct. to Clinton, N. Y. about 1791, and from 
there to Camden, N. Y., then a dense forest, about 1800. His first 
wife died while he lived in Clinton and is buried where the 
Congregational Church now stands. Mr. Sanford was a soldier 
in the Revolutionary War. 

He had eight children by his first marriage. 

799.-|-Iras, b. Oct. 10, 1774; m. (1) Polly Canfield; m. (2) Mahala Eastman. 
800.-|-Giles, b. Jan. 5, 1777; d. Jan. 21, 1855; m. Rebecca Dunbar. 
SOl. + Chloe, b. May 27, 1779; d. Aug. 27, 1S48; m. Samuel Bradner. 
802.-1- Linus, b- Jan. 16, 1782; d. May 29, 1842; m. (1) PoUy Woods; m. (2) 

Rhoda Alcott. 
803.-f Sala, b. July 16, 1784; d. Mar. 15, 1866; m. Margaret Smith. 
804.-!- Jeremiah, b. Jan. 5, 1787; d. Oct. 6, 1856; m. (1) Sally Wakelee ; m. (2) 

Jane Stuart. 
S05.-j-Ephraim, b. Aug. 13, 17S9; d. Dec. 24, 1861; m. Temperance Dunbar. 
806. 4- James B. b. Mar. 25, 1792; d. Aug. 20, 1829; m. Phila Sperry. 

304. JESSE^ SANFORD {same descent as 295) b. Jan. 26, 
1753; d. Jime 17, 1832; m. Sept., 1780, Sarah Fenn, d. Sept. 11, 
1831. 

They had two children. 

807. Susannas, b. Nov. 19, 1781. 

808.-|-Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1784; d. 1854; m. EU Ely. 

305. DANIEL^^ SANFORD {Ezehiel 105, Samuel 23. Thomas 
5, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 6, 1729-30, New Haven, Ct.; d. Aug. 1''77; m. 
Jan. 31, 1753, Thankful, dau. of Daniel Toles, of New Haven, Ct. 
Mr. Sanford 's estate was distributed Sept. 2, 1793, to his wife, 
children and grandson, Daniel Sanford. 

They had seven children, all born in Waterbury, Ct. 

809. Irenah', b. Nov. 7, 1753 ; m. Samuel Fenn, Jr. 

810. Thankful, b. Nov. 6, 1755; d. May, 1759. 

811. Ezekiel, b. Nov. 25, 1757. 

812. Lois, b. June 15, 1760; m. Daniel Curtis. 



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813. Phebe, b. Sept. 20, 1762; m. Samuel Martin. 

814. Eli, b. Apr. 10, 1765; d. Mar. 22, 1767. 

815. + Eli, b. Sept. 28, 1767; d. Apr. 7, 1827; m. Sarah Wheeler. 

307. EZRA' SANFORD {same descent as 305) b. Sept. 22, 
1735, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Oct. 1, 1759, Martha, dau. of Xeal Barker^ 
of Waterbury, Ct. 

They had three children, all born in Waterbury, Conn. 

816. Desires, b. Dec. 26, 1760. 

817. Malical (?) b. Jan. 2, 1763. 

818. Joseph, b. June 27, 1766. 

308. HANNAH' SANFORD {same descent as 305) b. Jan. 
6, 1738-9, New Haven, Ct. ; m. (1) June 30, 175—, Moses Ball, 
b. Aug. 22, 1732, d. 1758 ; m. (2) Feb. 16, 1762, Joel Button. 

She had one child by each marriage. 

819. Mabels BaU, b. Jan, 4, 1736. 

820. Moses Dutton, b. Oct. 16, 1762. 

310. EZEKIEL' SANFORD {same descent as 305) b. 1744, 
New Haven, Ct. ; d. 1831, Springwater, N. T., ag. 87, at the home 
of his son Soton; m. (1) Nov. 11, 1765, Sarah (Chloe) Cook, b. 
1743, d. June 24, 1784, Waterbury, Ct.; m. (2) Jan. 1, 1785 (?) 
Mrs. Rebecca, dau. of N. Barker of Waterbury, Ct., and widow of 
Ebenezer Foote, b. 1740, d. Apr. 26, 1824, Dryden, N. Y., ag. 84. 
Ezekiel Sanford moved with his family to Windsor, N. T. soon 
after the birth of his yoiuagest child. In 1795, they removed to 
Dry-den, N. Y. He was brought up in Waterbury, Ct. Served in 
the Revolutionary War, also the French and Indian. Ezekiel 
Sanford, soldier in Revolutionary War, given by Bureau of Pen- 
sions of the Department of the Interior. 

Dates of enlistment or appointment : 1775, for eight months- 
Private— Capt. Benedict Arnold— Enlisted from Conn.; 1776—10 
months— Private— Capt. Smith— Col. Elmore, Ct. ; April, 1777, to 
June 15, 1779, Corp '1.— Capt. David Smith— Col. Chandler, 8th 
Conn. Battle, Germantown and Monmouth. Enlisted at Water- 
town, Ct. Was wounded in battle by a bullet striking the ridge of 
his nose. {Conn. Men in Rev., p. 649.) Applied for pension Apr. 
22, 1818 — got it. Residence when he applied, Dryden, N. Y. His 
age, 72 years. 

Remarks: In 1820 mentions wife Rebecca, aged 78. He was 
the only Ezekiel Sanford found on the Rev. Pension Records. 



168 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



The following letter written by him while at Valley Forge is 
still extant. The original letter is held by F. S. Sanford of 
Washington, D. C. 

Camp Valley Forge, 27th Apr. 1778. 
Dear Wife : — 

A sense of my conjugal obligation and tender affection for you 
and the children whom God hath given us induces me to write at 
this time and I doubt not you have an earnest desire to hear from 
me as you have frequently manifested. I have been very sick and 
nigh to Death for a long time, but God of his infinite mercy has 
lengthened out my life and so far restored my helth that I have 
returned to the Camp under circumstances of comfort and am able 

to attend the exercises of the and am gaining strength very 

fast. Hope soon to enjoy a confirmed state of helth, great and 
manifold have been the favors and Blessings which God of his 
infinite goodness has bestowed on me who am unworthy of any 
motive from him, may his name be suitably praised, and all his 
benefits Remembered by me and all concerned for me : T received 
your letters by "Majs" Curtis camp, am obliged to you for the 
care and concerne for me therein manifested. 

Rejoice greatly to hear of your welfare, but am not without the 
greatest concerne and anxiety for you and the Children, I know 
the times are difficult and I consider the care upon you to be very 
great under your particular circumstances — the duty of parents 
to children is very important and as it is necesarily devolved upon 
you, I cannot forbare, nor do I think it inconsistent with my Duty 
to express my concerne for them and earnest desire that they may 
be well instructed in the ways of virtue and piety if they are not. 
Sin lieth at the Dore and we must be answerable for the neglect, 
and I can do my duty in no other way than by recommending them 
to your care and the care of a kind and indulgent Providence. 

I understand the neighbors are kind and careful for you which 
I am very glad of, as I think it must be of no small comfort to you 
and greatly softens your cares, be not discouraged but surmount 
the dificulties with all becoming Patience, and God bless your 
indeavors and preserve your helth . 

I intended to come home but now do not expect this siunmer — 
it would be very agreeable and gratifying to me to see you once 
more and hope I may at the close of another campaign but that is 
uncertain. We appoint and God disappoints and it becomes us to 
prepare for the event of his will with all due submission and that 
His blessing may ev§r attend you. Piece be restored to our land 
and our hearts prepared for the receipt of so great favors is the 
desire and prayer of your Loving Husband. 

EZEKIEL SANFORD. 

He had nine children by first and one by second marriage, the 
first five all born in Waterbury, Ct. 



SIXTH GENERATION 169 



821. Asenaths, b. Sept. 23, 1766; d. July 18, 1789. 

822. Deborah, b. July 3, 1768. 

823. Damis, b. Mar. 4, 1770. 

824. Sabra, b. Oct. 24, 1772. ' 
823. Linus, b. Feb. 11, 1774. 

826. Soton, lived La Springwater, N. Y. 

827.+Lyman, b. Apr. 11, 1780; d. Aug. 9, 1815; m. Rachel Ross. 
S28.+Chloe, b. 1782; m. John Reed. 
829. Lucy, b. 1784; d. Feb. 12, 1792. 

830.+Elisaph, b. Nov. 20, 1785, Lebanon, Ct.; d. Mar. 3, 1870; m. Rebecca 
Wheeler. 



312. EBENEZER^ WARNER {Rachel 106, Samuel 23, 
Thomas 3, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 14, 1732; m. Jan. 27, 1761, Susannah 
Tuttle. 

They had five children. 

831. Jonahs Warner, b. Feb. IS, 1765. 

832. Hannah Warner, b. Mar. 14, 1766. 

833. Ebenezer Warner, b. July 16, 1768. 
S.'!4. Susanna Warner, b. Apr. 1, 1770. 
8?.n. Isaac Warner, b. Jan. 6, 1773. 

317. PHILEMON' SANFORD {Zachariah 107, Samuel 23, 
Thomas 5, Thomas i).b. Feb. 4, 1739, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. ab 1787; 

m. Jerusha . They resided in Goshen, Ct. In May, 1771, 

Moses Sanford, Philemon Sanford, and John Warner petitioned the 
Assembly that as they lived in the southeast extremity of Litchfield, 
they be annexed to the parish of Northbury in Waterbury, to enjoy 
parish privileges there and to perform military duties there, which 
was granted. {Public Bee. of Conn., Vol. 13, p. 475.) 

On Oct. 14, 1773, Philemon Sanford and wife Jerusha of 
Goshen, Ct., gave a quit-claim of all rights in one-half Right in 
the Susquehannah Purchase. {Bk. C. of Original Rec, p. 106 ) 
Mr. Sanford 's brother Stephen was appointed guardian to his 
daughter Rhoda, June 27, 1787, and Jonathan Buel, Jr., was 
appointed administrator of his estate, June 27, 1789. {Litchfield 
Pro. Rec, Vol. 4, p. 71, and Vol. 5, p. 71.) 

One child was 

836. Rhodas, b. about 1775. 

318. STEPHEN' SANFORD {same descent as 317) b. Feb. 
22, 1741, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. Apr. 12, 1827 ; m. Jan. 6, 1774, Abigail 



170 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Fuller, d. Nov. IS, 1802, ag. 66 years. Both buried in Northfield 
Burying Ground, Litchfield, Ct 

They had one child. • 

837.+Diadema8, b. Sept. 11, 1774; d. Aug. 10, 1839; m. Truman Webster. 

322. ENOS' SANFORD {same descent as 317) b. Sept. 7, 

1749, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. 1775 ; m. Martha . IVIrs. Sanford 

was appointed guardian of her son Enos Feb., 8, 1775. {Litchfield 
Pro. Bee, Vol. 3, p. 250.) They had one child. 

83S.+Eno36, Jr., b. Oct. 24, 1773; d. Feb. 5, 1847; m. (1) Abigail Hubbard. 

324. ELIAS' SANFORD {same descent as 317) b. July 7, 
1753, Waterbury, Ct. ; m. Jan. 23, 1776, Alice Fuller. They had 
six children. 

839. Joseph Fs., b. Mar. 13, 1777. ' 

840. Lucinda, b. Aug. 14, 1778. 

841. Daniel, b. Mar. 3, 1780. 

842. Elias, b. Mar. 20, 1782. . ■ 

843. Benjamin, b. Apr. 18, 1784. 

844. Barzillai, b. July 7, 1786. 

360. LOIS' SANFORD {William 118, Thomas 27, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1) b. June 3, 1737, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Mar. 8, 1755, John 
Robinson, Jr. 

They had nine children. 

845. MaryS Eobinson, b. Aug. 8, 1755. 

846. Desire Robinson, b. Jan. 2, 1758. 

847.+ John Robinson, b. Nov. 12, 1760; m. Serena Spencer. 

848. Julius Robinson, b. Dec. 6, 1765. 

849. Herman Robinson, b. July 6, 1767; d. early. 

850. Herman Eobinson, b. July 7, 1768. 

851. Medad Robinson, b. July 19, 1770. 

852. Linus Eobinson, b. Feb. 4, 1774. 

853. Lois Robinson, b. Mar. 19, 1776. 

361. THOMAS' SANFORD {same descent as 360) b. July 
26, 1739, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Mar. 6, 1810; m. Dec. '.Q, 1762, 
Keziah, dau. of Moses and Lydia Ann (Grannis) Brockett, b. June 
13, 1735, d. Dec. 25, 1813. Mrs. Sanford joined the church 
in No. Haven, Ct., Nov. 6, 1774. {No. Raven Church Rec.) 
On Oct. 27, 1809, Thomas Sanford of North Haven, Ct., deeded to 



SIXTH GENERATION 171 



his son Jairus of New Haven, 27 acres with buildings, in North 
Haven. {No. Haven L. Rec, Bk. 3, p. 218.) 
One child was 

854.+Jairus3, b. Nov. 21, 1762; m. (1) Clarissa Bromi; m. (2) Lucy. 

362. WILLIAM' SANFORD {same descent as 360) b. July 
26, 1739, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Jan. 2, 1815, No. Haven, Ct; m. 
Dec. 12, 1763, Lydia, dau. of Moses and Priscilla (Grannis) Brock- 
ett. ^Ir. Sanford was in the Revolutionary War in 1776. Served 
in 5th Battalion, Wadsworth's Brig., Capt. Brockett's Co. {Conn. 
Men in Rev., p. 409.) Belonged to Church of England in 1759. Mrs. 
Sanford joined the church Feb. 21, 1779. On May 8, ]767, Mr. 
and Mrs. Sanford deeded to lehabod Brockett of New Haven the 
4I/2 acres in North Haven which Mrs. Sanford receiv':;d by her 
grandfather Moses' will. (.V. H. L. Rec, Bk. 29, p. 271.) 

They had ten children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

855. Joel«, b. Feb. 22, 1764; d. early. 

856. Moses, b. July 31, 1766; d. Sept. 23, 1766, New Haven, Ct. 

857. Elam, b. Nov. 4, 1768; d. Oct. 20, 1774. 

858. Lydia, b. 1769; d. Oct. 20, 1774, New Haven, Ct. 

859. + Titu3, b. May 1 1770; d. 1854; m. (1) Lydia Hotehkiss; m. (2) Mrs. 

Huldah (Smith) Barnes; m. (3) Betsey Smith. 

860. Lydia, b. Dec. 18, 1775. 

861. Anna, b. June 18, 1778; m. Oct. 26, 1803, Thomas Barnes. 

862. Mary, b. Apr. 23, 1782. 

863. William, b. Mar. 20, 1785. 

864. Joel, b. Mar. 29, 1788 — Said to have been in the U. S. Navy, and sup- 
to have died in the service. {New Haven U. S. Vol. 2.) 



367. JOHN^ HmilSTON {Manj 119, Thamas 27, Thomas 5, 
Thomas l),h. Feb. 25, 1741-2; m. Dec. 14, 1769, Hannah Sanford. 
Resid.ed in Litchfield, Ct. 

They had one child. 

86o. + Sherman« Humiston, b. Sept. 24, 1789; m. Polly Tompkins. 

368. CALBB^ COOPER {Desire 129, John 32, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1) b. Aug. 16, 1736, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Nov. 4, 1762, 
Eunice, dau. of Daniel and Abigail (Heaton) Barnes, b. Sept. 24, 
1735. 

They had five children. 

866.+Asa8 Cooper, b. 1773; d. Aug. 21, 1855; m. Hannah Botsford. 
867. Eli Cooper. 



172 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

868. Giles Cooper. 

869. Mary Cooper. m. ab. 1790, Thomas Jacobs. 

870. Esther Cooper, m Mix. 

373. ELIADA' SANFORD {John 130, John 32, Thomas 5, 
Thomns 1) b. Dee. 27, 1744, No. Haven, Ct. ; d. Nov. 4, 1820, No. 
Haven, Ct. ; m. July 6, 1785, Nancy, dau. of Enos and Sarah 
Todd of Wallingford, Ct., d. 1838, North Haven, Ct. About 1756 
Mr. Sanford settled in the southern part of North Haven, and was 
a quite successful farmer, becoming a man of considerable prom- 
inence. He was a commissioner in building the New Haven and 
Middletown turnpike in 1791. He was a deacon in the Congre- 
gational Church. Enlisted from North Haven in 1776. {North 
Haven Annals, p 239.) Was on Gov. Trumball's staff in the 
Rev. War and in Capt. Jacob Brackett's Co. Conn. State Troopers. 
Served in New York Campaign in 1776 and in Tryon's Invasion 
in 1779. {Conn. Men in Bev., p. 409.) His will is dated Apr. 20, 
1820. {N. E. Pro. Bee, Vol. 31, p. 147.) 

They had seven children, all born in North Haven, Ct. 

871.-1-Lucretia3, b. Sept. 20, 1787; m. George Leete. 

872. Nancy Todd, bap. Dec. 15, 1799; d. Nov. 28, 1S21; m. Sept. 24, 1820, 

Dennis Tuttle, b. Mar. 31, 1797; d. Sept. 26, 1878, North Haven, Ct. 

No children. 
873.+Perit Meriman, b. Jan. 2, 1791; d. July 28, 1888; m. SybU Dorman. 
874.+Eliada, Jr., b. July 11, 1794; d. Nov. 1S89; m. Maria Abbott. 
875.4- Whiting, b. 1796; d. Port Au Prince, Hayti; m. (1) Mary Foote; m. (2) 

Mitchell. 

876.-|-Sally, b. 1797; m. Richard Mansfield. 

877. Mary Angeline, bap. Feb. 15, 1806 ; died at age of 13 or 14 years. 

374. JOHN'S SANFORD {same descent as 373) b. Oct. 7, 
1746, North Haven, Ct. ; d. Oct. 17, 1827; m. June 21, 1780, 
Susannah Thorp, d. Nov. 19, 1827, ag. 71. IVIr. Sanford united 
with the Congregational Church of North Haven, Ct., in 1788. 

They had four children. 

878. Melinda', bap. Sept. 24, 1788. She recited from memory the whole 

Shorter Catechism in 1796. 

879. Lowey, bap. Sept. 24, 1788. 

880. Mabel, bap. Sept. 24, 1788. 

881. Sally, bap. Sept. 24, 1788. 

375. MABEL' SANFORD {same descent as 373) m. Oct. 
29, 1772, Caleb, son of Samuel Street, b. Oct. 26, 1753 ; d. Apr. 10, 



SIXTH GENERATION 173 



1797, Catskill, N. Y. (Mr. Street married for his second wife 
Susannah Whittlesy, Nov. 1, 1786.) He was a merchant in Catskill, 
N. Y. They had four children. 

882. Paulines Street, m. (1) Bogarders; m. (2) Branaon. 

883. Louisa Street, unm. 

884. Susan Street, unm. 

885.+Randall Sanford Street, b. 1780; d. Dec. 4, 1839; m. Cornelia Billings. 

378. SOLOMON' SANFORD {Moses 133, John 32, Thomas 5, 
Thomas 1) b. Apr. 15, 1751, recorded in New Haven, Ct. ; m. Nov. 
24, 1774, Thankful, dau. of Daniel Sperry. They resided in 
Litchfield, Ct. Mr. Sanford was in the 15th Reg't under Col. 
Sheldon. {Conn. Men in the Bev., p. 562.) The author finds that 
a Solomon Sanford was a private in 2d Reg. U. S. infantry, and 
drew an annual pension of $60. Res. Oneida Co., N. Y. He died 
Nov. 26, 1816, and the author thinks this Solomon must have been 
the man. {Census of Pensioners.) 

They had two children. 

886. Linuss, b. Sept. 22, 1776; d. Feb. 1777. 

887. Sally, b. June 29, 1778. 

382. MOSES' SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 378) b. Feb. 
17, 1761, recorded in New Haven, Ct. ; m. (1) Anne, dau. of Jon- 
athan and Millicent (Claflin) Rossiter, b. Oct. 13, 1762; m. (2) 
Feb. 4, 1802, . 

On Aug. 25, 1787, Jonathan Rossiter, Jr., of Harwinton, Ct., 
James Webster and Millicent, his wife, Moses Sanford nnd Ann, 
his wife, all of Litchfield, Noah Preston and Honour, his wife, both 
of Harwinton, gave to Elihu Hotchkiss a quit claim of all rights 
in four acres whic-t descended to them as heirs of Keturah Peck, 
dec. Mrs. Peck was a sister of Jonathan Rossiter, Sr. She died 
without children, and her brother's children inherited her estate. 
{Litchfield L. Bee, Bk. 13, p. 69, and for another deed see L. B. 
B. 12, p. 187.) 

He had six children by first and two by second marriage. 

888. Olives, b. July 24, 1784. 

889.+Liaus, b. Jan. 14, 1786; d. Jan. 6, 1858; m. SaUy Perkins. 

890. Solomon, b. Sept. 25, 1787. 

891. Sheldon, b. Sept. 27, 1791. 

892.-l-Anna, b. Dec. 30, 1793; d. Aug. 25, 1851; m. Joseph Higgins. 

893. Clarry, b. Dec. 19, 1797; m. Beals. 

894. Lyman Jefferson, b. Oct. 17, 1803. 

895. James Moses, b. Dec. 26, 1808. 



174 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

384. ASA^' SANFORD {same descent as 378) b. Nov. 26, 
1765, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. Dec. 7, 1856, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. Sept. 15, 
1790, Susannah, dau. of Abner and Anne (Marsh) Baldwin, b. 
Oct. 17, 1769, d. Mar. 27, 1857. Both buried in the West Burying 
Ground, Litchfield, Ct. 

They had ten children, all bom in Litchfield, Ct. 

896.+Catherine8, b. Sept. 9, 1791; m. Elias McNeU. 

897.+Garwood, b. Dec. 14, 1793; d. Jan. 5, 1876; m. Diantha Bissell. 

898. Amanda, b. Feb. 26, 1796; m. Edwin Benedict. 

899. Susan, b. Oct. 5, 1797; d. Sept. 20, 1869. Buried in West Burying 

Ground, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. Eeuben Jenne. 

900. Derrick V., b. July 9, 1801; d. Feb. 17, 1876; m. Nov. 1, 1827, Miranda 

Palmer, b. 1805; d. Oct. 13, 1869. 

901. Esther R., b. Jan. 20, 1804; m. Oct. 8, 1824, William Hammill. 

902. Dorcas, b. Mar. 28, 1807; m. July 8, 1828, William Hammill, of Little 

Falls, N. Y. 

903. Abby, b. .June 3, 1809; m. Ward Coe, of Winsted, Ct. 

904. Mary Angeline, b. June 11, 1811. 

905. George T., b. 1815; d. Apr. 7,4848, Litchfield, Ct. Buried in the West 

Burying Ground. 

386. NATHAN' SANFORD {Samuel 135, Samuel 35, 
Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. May 26, 1722, Milford, Ct. ; m. (1) June 
13, 1748, Abigail, dau. of Ebenezer Tibbals; m. (2) Lois Di/nning. 

The author has an autograph deed by Nathan to his grand- 
father, Samuel Sanford, dated Mar. 4, 1745-6. Both were then 
residing in Milford. 

On Mar. 2, 1779, Nathan Sanford of New Haven, Ct. deeded 
to his sons Jonathan and Archibald land in Wallingford, parish 
of New Cheshire, which was formerly land of Daniel Smith. It 
had a house thereon and was bounded north and west by his 
(Nathan's) land. {Cheshire Land Rec, Bk. 21, p. 499.) He and 
wife Lois gave deed Feb. 7, 1785, to their son Jonathan for main- 
taining them. 

He had seven children by first marriage, all bom in Milford, 
Ct. 

906.-1- Nathans, b. Mar. 7, 1749; d. Aug. 9, 1821; m. Sarah Smith. 
907. -I- Henry, b. Jan. 22, 1752; d. Dec. 25, 1830; m. Rhoda Perkins. 

908. Joel, b. Dec. 22, 1754. 

909. Comfort, b. Jan. 31, 1756; m. Joel Collins. 

910.-H Jonathan, b. 1757; d. Dec. 2, 1836; m. .Jerusha Sanford. 
911. -(-Archibald, b. Apr. 14, 1759; d. Mar. 2, 1844; m. Amy Peek. 
912. Patience, m. Jehiel Clark. 



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387. SARAH' SANFORD {same descent as 386) b. Aug. 24, 
1724, Milford, Ct. ; m. John, son of John Hine. 
They had one child. 

913. Johns Hine. 

389. HAJSFNAff SANFORD {same descent as 386) b. Mar. 
12, 1728-9, Milford, Ct. ; m. John, son of Joseph Ashburn. 

They had two children. 

914. Abigails Ashburn. 

915. Mary Ashburn. 

390. ISAAC SANFORD {same descent as 386) b. Nov. 9, 
1731 ; d. 1801 ; m. May 4, 1756 in Washington, Ct., Jerusha Baker, 
of Woodbury, Ct. They settled in Woodbridge, Ct., where he was 
a farmer. His will, which is dated Nov. 2, 1801, and received in 
probate Jan. 2, 1802, mentions wife Jerusha, and my four 
children". His son Abel was executor. He bequeathed to a 
certain church in Woodbridge, Ct., a good amount of property and 
a solid silver communion set. These were given under conditions 
which must be lived up to or the whole gift would revert to his 
heirs. {New Haven Pro. Rec, Vol. 22, p. 195.) 

They had four children. 

916. .Jonathans, b. June 19, 1757. Never married. Lived with his parents. 

"Was in Revolutionary War- 

917. + Lois, b. July 14, 1760; m. Oliver Tucker. 

918. Jerusha, b. Jan. 3, 1763; d. Feb. 9, 1836; m. Jonathan Sanford. {See 

910.) 
919.4-Abel, b. Mar. 22, 1766; d. Sept. 10, 1843; m. (1) Deborah Sperry; m. 
(2) Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle. 

391. GIDEON' SANFORD {same descent as 386) h. Jan. 10, 
1734-5, Milford, Ct. ; d. 1806; m. Feb. 1, 1759, Jane, dau. of 
Hifflsphrey Colbreath, d. May 27, 1790. They lived in Woodbridge, 
Ct. The author has the autograph signature of Gideon Sanford to 
a paper engaging a substitute, which is as follows : 

"Whereas, I, Gideon Sanford of Chestier, soldier in Capt. 
Ephraim Cook's company of Militia, being drafted to go into 
actual military service in defense of American independence and 
my personal attendance being now required at Branford — And, 
whereas Isaac Smith, Jun., late from Long Island hath this day 
agreed with me in my stead to perform said military duty, these 
are therefore to obligate me, the said Gideon Sanford to pay unto 



176 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

the said Isaac Smith on demand half a bushel of good merchantable 
wheat per day for each day he shall do duty for me and thereby 
hold me excused from doing military duty in said service to be 
computed from and after this 23rd day of July, 1779. 

Witness my hand. GIDEON SANFORD. 

In presence of us, 

Ebenezer Dayton 
Moses Thomas. 

The author also has an autograph deed by Gideon to his father, 
Samuel Sanford of Milford, dated Mar. 14, 1781. Gideon Sanford 
deeded land in Cheshire, Ct., to his son Gideon, Aug. 26, 1789. 
{Cheshire L. R. Bk. 3, p. 215.) His estate was administered Aug. 
7, 1806. {Wallingford Pro. Bee. Bk. 6, p.- 202.) 

They had ten children. 

920. Gideons, Jr. Lived with his uncle, Moses Sanford, and was executor of 

his will. 
921.+David, b. Apr. 3, 1765; d. Nov. 26, 1839; m. Millicent Hotchkiss. 

922. Nabbj (Abigail), d. Sept. 9, 1813, age 46. 

923. John, m. Amarilla Jones. 
924.+Betsey (Mary), m. Ebenezer Hothchkisa. 

925. Huldah. 

926. Susan, m. Paine. 

927. Jane. 

928. Patty. " 

929. Lois, m. Philemon Paine. 

394. HANNAH' SANFORD {Joseph 186, Samuel 35, Eph- 
raim 6, Thomas 1) b. July 23, 1729, Milford, Ct.; d. Jan. 11, 1804, 
Milford, Ct. ; m. 1750, Ephraim, son of Thomas Harrison, b. Nov. 
7, 1791. 

They had seven children, all born in South Farms, Ct. 

930.+Eachel8 Harrison, b. Feb. 15, 1751; d. 1795; m. Levi Peck. 
931.+David Harrison, b. Nov. 9, 1753; d. Apr. 13, 1812; m. (1) Jerusha 

Marsh; m. (2) Mehitable Landon. 
932. Mary Harrison, b. Dec. 13, 1754. 
933.+Hannah Harrison, b. Mar. 20, 1757; m. (1) Elijah Peck; m. (2) 

Ebenezer Marsh; m. (3) Gen. Timothy Skinner. 
934.4-So!omon Harrison, b. Apr. 17, 1760; d. Apr. 11, 1834; m. Susan Gunn. 
935. Levina Harrison, b. May 17, 1767; d. Aug. 7, 1774. 
936.+Lucy Harrison, b. Mar. 29, 1762; d. 1812; m. (1) Samuel Woodruff; 

m. (2) Jesse Spencer. 
396. OLIVER' SANFORD {same descent as 394) b. Aug. 
22, 1732, Milford, Ct. ; d. Oct. 26, 1800; m. Feb. 8, 1762, Eli^beth 
Lyon, d. Dec. 23, 1804, ag. 72 yrs. It is said that he was in the 



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Revolutionary War, but his name is not found in Conn. Men in Rev. 
He was a farmer, lived and is buried at South Farms, Ct. 

They had six children, all born in South Farms, Ct. 
937. Marys, b. June 4, 1762. 
938.+Sarah, b. Sept. 15, 1764; d. Aug. 7, 1844; m. Ephraim HaU. 

939. Eoxanna, b. Dec. 10, 1766. 

940. Polly, d. early. 

- 941. + Orenda, b. June 27, 1769; m. Enoch Hyde. 

942. Marvin, b. Oct. 2, 1771; m. (1) Anna Smedley, d. 1802; m. (2) Nov. 6, 
1503, Damaris Blake. Eemoved to New York State where he died. 

397. JONAH' SANFORD {same descent as 394) b. Aug. 1, 
1735, So. Farms, Ct. ; d. JaH. 21, 1817, So. Farms ; m. Dec. 7, 1757,' 
Rhoda, dau. of Benjamin and Eunice (Martin) Woodruff b May 
26, 1742, d. July 11, 1807. 

The author of this work in September, 1909, visited the ceme- 
tery at Morris, Conn. It is situate on the road between Morris and 
East Morris. It has a good road wall, the grounds rising back from 
the highway. The grounds are very well cared for and looked 
after. The stone to the grave of Mr. Sanford is a marble slab about 
three feet by two in width, standing erect and in a fine state of 
preservation. The graves of his wife Rhoda and son Jonah with 
smaller stones are by his side. In the next lot and close by are 
the graves of his son Simeon and his wife Elizabeth, well marked. 

Mr. Sanford was a farmer and lived at So. Farms. He was 
commissioned an ensign in 1770, was a member of Capt. Jesse 
Curtis' Co., Col. Hooker's Reg., Erastus Wolcott's Brigade, and 
stationed at Peekskill at Barracks No. 3. {Conn. Men in Rev., 
p. 500.) 

His gt. gt. grandson, Harrison E. Sanford of Cornwall, Vt., 
has a letter written by him to his son Benjamin Sanford of Corn- 
wall of which the following is a copy : 

Litchfield, Conn., 1 1812. 
Dear Son, — 

Although I have not written to you for some time I have not 
forgotten you. You are remembered in my prayers. As nothing 
very material has taken place I have neglected to write. Thinking 
a few lines from me might be agreeable, as I always find it so to 
hear from you, I will write you a short letter. 

I understand you are, or were, much out of health but of late 
are_ better. As to my health I took a dreadful cold last May with 
a high fever. It appeared I was going to be quite sick, but by keep- 
ing in for a time broke it off. As soon as I was able I went down 



17S THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

to brother Clark's axid remained two weeks and got pretty com- 
fortable, some infirmities of old age remaining. Clark's family 
enjoy good health. 

I understand you are, or were, much out of health but of late 
are better. As to my health I took a dreadful cold last May with 
prosperity. To obtain these they should ever feel themselves in the 
presence of God, and make his word theirs. 

Simeon (brother of Benjamin and residing in Cornwall) 
urged me to visit you all but I am unable to perform so long a 
journey. I hope you will come and see us as soon as you will find 
it convenient and write me frequently. 

Give my love to Sarah and all the children. 
From your affectionate father, 

JONAH SANFORD. 

They had six children, all except Joseph born in Morris, Ct. 

943.+Joseph8, b. April 17, 1758, Milford, Ct.; d. Oct. 17, 1843j m. Chloe 

Goodwin. 
944.+Benjamin, b. June 4, 1761; d. July 1, 1883; m. Sarah Marsh. 
945.4-Clark, b. July 10, 1764; d. Sept. 5, 1819; m. (1) Sarah Marsh; m. (2) 

Anna Marsh. 
946.-|-Rhoda Pamelia, b. April 27, 1768; d. June 4, 1805; m. Daniel Clark. 
947. Jonah, Jr., b. Jan. 27, 1773; d. Aug. 28, 1806; unm. Buried in Morris, 

Ct. 
948.+SLmeon, b. May 6, 1775; d. June 23, 1846; m. Elizabeth Post. 

399. CAPT. JOSEPH' SANFORD {same descent as 394) 
b. July 28, 1745, Milford, Ct. ; d. Dee. 13, 1813, So. Farms, Ct; 
m. Mar. 7, 1769, Mehitable Young of Long Island ; d. Mar. 11, 
1835, ag. 88 yrs.. So. Farms, Ct., now called Morris. 

Mr. Sanford was a farmer and is buried at So. Farms, Ct. In 
the Colonial Records of the State of Conn., Capt. Joseph Sanford 's 
Revolutionary history is told in the list of positions he held, which 
were : 

Lieut, of the 3rd Co. or Trainband in the town of Norwich, 
Ct., June 10, 1761, in the 3rd Regiment of the Colony; May 9 and 
June 3, 1765, Quartermaster of the 2nd troop of horse ; the 
Assembly made him Lieut, of the 2nd troop of horse in the 2nd 
Regiment; June 8, 1778, Capt. of the 11th Co. or Trainband in 
the 13th Regiment of the state. In a book on "Revolution Rolls 
and Lists", Capt. Joseph Sanford 's name appears under the 
ofiicers' pay roll list. He was also in service at Peekskill with the 
main army in the state of New York. ( Conn. Men in Rev., pp. 507, 
34S, 461, 485, and pp. 211, 225, Rev. Rolls.) 

They had eight children, all born in Litchfield, Ct. 



SIXTH GENERATION ' 179 



949. Stephens, b. Jan. 12, 1770; d. Apr. 22, 1772. 

950. MeMtable, b. Mar. 6, 1771; d. Apr. 15, 1772. 

951. + Joseph, b. Maj-. 15, 1773; m. Temperance Ijres 

952.+01ive, b. xNov. 3, 1774; d. Mar. 6, 1817; m. Capt. Erastus Goodwin. 

953.+Stephen, b. Sept. 6, 1776; d. 1843; m. Olive Woodruff 

954.+Edmund, b. Oct. 25 1781; d. Jan. 9, 1860; m. (1) Sarah Lynde- m (") 

Betsey Sheldon. > ■ \ J 

955.+Ozias, b. Aug. 24, 1784; d. Sept. 7, 1856; m. (1) Lydia Brown; m. (2) 

Mrs. Eunice Hand. 
956.+Clarissa, b. Jan. 19, 1786; d. Apr. 12, 1860; m. Maj. William Beebe. 

411. JOxVAS' SANFORD {JonatUn 138, Samuel 35, Eph- 
raim 6, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 3, 1736, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Oct. 13, 1811, 
New ililford, Ct., buried in Bridgewater, Ct. ; m. Abiah. dau of 
Ebenezer and Ann (Booth) Sanford, b. June 29, 1743, NewtowTi, 
Ct. d. Jan. 13, 1810. Mr. Sanford went from Newtown to New Mil- 
ford, Ct. He was mentioned in his father's will. His will, dated 
Feb. 8, 1810, proved Nov. 7, 1811, mentions his children, Joel, 
Andre, dec, Mabel, Phebe, Abiah, Esther, Lucy, Clarissa, ^^rand- 
daughter Flora Marietta and son-in-law N. Blaekman. {New Mil- 
ford Pro. Rec.) 

They had eight children. 

957. -f Joels, d. about 1842; m. Huldah Prindle. 

958. -f- Abiah, b. Mar. 3, 1773; d. Sept. 19, 1843; m. EU Eoberts. 

959.-f Mabel, b. Dec. 7, 1774; m. Joel Baldwin. 

960. + Andre, b. 1781; d. Dec. 8, 1809; m. Eunice Bennett. 

961. Phebe. 

962. Esther, m. Richard Randall of New Milford, Ct. She received a deed 

of a piece of land in New Milford from her father Apr. 1, 1805. 

{New Milford L. E. Vol. 25, p. 414). 
963. -f Lucy Ann, m. Nathaniel Randall. 
964. Clarissa, m. Menander Porter, son of Philo and Lois (Baldwin) Porter, 

of New Milford, Ct. 

412. JONATHAN' SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 411) 
b. Jan. 19, 1738, Newtown, Ct. ; d. May 1, 1807. 

Mr. Sanford 's will, dated Dec. 22, 1801, probated May 11, 
1807, mentions children Zalmon, Lavinia, wife of Jeremiah Bald- 
win, Hannah, wife of Abijah Merritt, Abigail, Huldah, Polly and 
Lucinda. {Danbury Pro. Rec, Bk. 9, p. 378.) 

They had seven children. 

965. Zalmons. 

966. Lavinia, m, Jeremiah Baldwin. 

967. Hannah, m. Abijah Merritt. 



ISO THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

968. ABigaU. 

969. Huldah, 

970. P0U7. _ - . - 

971. Lucinda. 

413. S0LAM0N5 SANFORD (same descent as 411) b. in 
Newtown, Ct. ; m. Mehitable Northrup. 

Mr. Sanford's will, dated Dec. 23, 1802, probated Feb. 1, 
1812, mentions his wife Mehitable, children Josiah, Jerusha, Olive 
Ann and Amos N. {Danbury Pro. Bee, Bk. 11, p, 46.) 

They had four children. 

972. Amos Northrops, m. Phebe Hard. 

973. Jerusha, m. Ira Squire. 

974. Olive Ann. 

975. Josiah. 

415. ELIHU' SANFORD {David 141, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, 
Thomas 1) b. May 6, 1731, Milford, Ct. ; d. May 28, 1808, Bethany, 
Ct., buried in the old cemetery at Bethany; m. June 28, 1758, 
Hannah Sanford, b. Apr. 30, 1733, d. Sept. 17, 1826, Bethlehem, Ct. 
They moved to New Haven in 1771-2 and to Bethany in 1784. 
H. G. Sanford's record says they moved to Woodbridge, Ct. and 
settled there in 1776. Mr. Sanford was a soldier in the French 
and Indian War. He with his two oldest sons joined the Army 
of the Revolution and continued in it till the close of the war. 

About 1667 there came to Milford one Andrew Sanford who 
married Sarah, dau. of William Gibbard. Their son Andrew 
married Mary, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth Botsford, thtir son 
Andrew married Hannah Piatt and their son, Ensign Samuel, 
married Ann, dau. of Joseph Plumb, and had this daughter Hannah. 
She joined the White Haven Church Apr. 18, 1773. 

They had ten children. 

976. + Elihu», .Jr., b. Apr. 26, 1759; d. Oct. 9, 1S39; m. (1) Sarah Thorpe; m. 

(2) Mrs. Nancy Carrington. 

977. + Strong, b. Oct. 9, 1760; d. May 3, 1846; m. Temperance Hotchkiss. 

978. Hannah, b. Nov. 20, 1761; d. Sept. 26, 1786; m. Timothy Johnson, of 

New Haven, Ct. Had two sons and five daughters. Lived in Bethle- 
hem, Ct. 

979.+Stephen, b. Oct. 24, 1763; d. Dee. 1834; m. (2) Statira Benton. 

980.+.Samuel, b. Oct. 20, 1765; d. Jan. 25, 1803; m. Eowena Davis. 

981. David, b. Oct. 20, 1765; m. Sally, daughter of Lieutenant .John and 
Anna (Bostwick) White, of Humphreysville, Ct., where he lived and 
died. She was born Apr. 5, 1785; d. Feb., 1836. No children. He 
waa a merchant. 



SIXTH GENEEATION 181 



982. Mary Anne (Polly), b. Apr. 6, 1768; d. Apr. 17, 1793; m. Isaac 

Guernsey, of New Haven, Ct. 

983. Clarissa, b. Oct. 6, 1770; d. July 14, 1773. 

984. + Susan, b. Jan. 27, 1774; d. Feb. 11, 1835; m. David Hannah. 
985.+Joseph, b. Nov. 3, 1779; d. Oct. 26, 1851; m. Hopey Wilmot. 

The foregoing record except as to the last three children was made 
by EKhu Sanford, Sr., and preserved in his old bible. 

417. JOSEPH' SANFORD {same descent as 415) b. Apr. 
7, 1735, Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 26, 1802; buried on bank of Lake 
Champlain ; m. 1759, Mehitable Clark, dau. of Thomas, son of 
Samuel C. of Milford, son of Thomas, son of Deacon George Clark, 
pioneer of Milford, b. Mar. 25, 1739, d. Mar. 3, 1815. They moved 
from Milford to Woodbury., then to Poultney, Vt., and from there 
to Orwell, Vt. Mr. Sanford was a blacksmith, and while living in 
Orwell he also kept a hotel. The first record of land deeded to 
him in Orwell is dated 1758, and in 1787, a deed to Mehitable 
Sanford is recorded. On Oct. 31, 1801, Levi and Jonah were 
appointed administrators of their father's estate. A dower in 
his personal estate was set out to Mehitable, his widow, June 17, 
1802 {Castletm, Yt., Pro. Bee, Bk. 4, pp. 108 and 215.) 

They had thirteen children. 

986. Josephs, d. Mar. 14, 1778, in Revolutionary War. 

987.+David, b. Mar. 26, 1760; d. June IS, 1811; m. Phebe . " ; 



988. + Clark, b. Jan. 4, 1762; d. Aug. 23, 1853; m. Rebecca Conkey. ; 

989. Mehitable, b. Oct. 31, 1764; d. Jan. 3, 1810; m. Nathan Parks. 

990. Job, b. Nov. 1765; d. March 19, 1778. 

991. + Susanna, b. Jan. 20, 1767; d. Aug. 22, 1855; m. Solomon Chittenden. 
992.+Esther, b. Aug. 6, 1768; d. May 26, 1860; m. Joseph Thomas. 

993. Levi, b. Dec. 15, 1769; d. Apr. 4, 1809. Buried in Orwell, Vt.; m. 

Huldah . No children. His estate was divided Feb. 4, 1812, 

among his brothers and sisters. 
994.+Mary, b. Dec. 17, 1771; d. June 24, 1862; m. (1) Jabez Barnum; ra. 

(2) Judge Olin. 
995.+Lot, b. Sept. 5, 1773; d. Apr. 20, 1860; m. Lurana Bush. 
996.+ Anna, b. Nov. 24, 1775; d. Oct. 3, 1852; m. Asa Cary. 

997. Jonah, b. Oct. 20, 1777; d. Oct. 9, 1803; unm. Buried in Orwell, Vt. 

The adminstration of Mr. Sanford 's estate was granted to his brothers 
Levi and Lot, Dec. 3, 1803. On May 30, 1804, an agreement among 
the heirs of Joseph and Jonah was filed in Court with the following 
names signed thereto, via. : Nathan Parks, Joseph Thomas, Clark 
Sanford, Solomon Chittenden, Lot Sanford, Jabez Barnum, PoUy 
Barnum, Asa Cary, Anna Cary, Levi Sanford, Sally Sanford and 
David Sanford. {Castleion, Vt., Pro. Sec. Bk. 4, pp. 434 and 439.) 

998. Sally, b. ifov. 17, 1780; d. Dec. 3, 1863; m. Luther Chamberlin. 



182 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

418.' KEY. DAVID= SANFORD (same descent as 415) b. 
Dec. 11, 1737, MUford, Ct; d. Apr. 7, 1810, Medway, Mass.; 
m. Aug. 4, 1757, Bathsheba, dau. of Moses Ingersol of Great 
Barrington, Mass., b. June 4, 1738 ; d. Nov. 12, 1800, West Medway, 
ilass. Mr. Sanf ord was a graduate of Yale, Class of 1755 ; studied 
theology with Dr. Bellany, was ordained and installed Apr. 14, 
1773, pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Medwuy, Mass., 
where he was pastor for thirty-seven years. 

'"He was chaplain of Col. Lemuel Robinson's regiment and 
took a leading part in every measure adopted for vigorous defence." 
{Conn. Men in Bev.) In 1779, he was a delegate to the Con- 
vention for framing a constitution of the state of Massachusetts. 
He was an eloquent preacher, a devoted pastor, a kind-hearted 
^ ^ and loveable man. A monument was erected to his memory by 

^.j-^vi* YA his surviving jiee^fe in 1860, but his memory will long outlive 
rrf { ^ \ his monument. 

r^l ' i^\ ^^ The record of the family of Rev. David and his son Philo is 
^ taken from a register of Rev. David and bible of Philo. 

They had ten children, the last six born in Medway, Mass. 

999.+David6, b. Jan. 6, 1759, Milford, Ct.; d. July 19, 1841; m. Hannah 

Thompson. 
lOOO.-f Philo, b. Sept. 7, 1761, Great Barrington, Mass.; d. Sept. 8, 1835; m. 

Lydia Whiting., 
1001. -f Clarissa, b. Nov. 20, 1763, Pompey Hill, N. Y.; d. Mar. 15, 1850; m. 

Eev. John Morse. 
1002.-fElihu, b. Jan. 28, 1766; d. Jan. 15, 1839; m. (1) Hannah Metcalf; m. 

(2) Elizabeth Fischer. 
1003.-flchabod, b. Oct. 18, 1768; d. Aug. 6, 1860; m. Nancy Howe. 
1004.-HBathsheba, b. Feb. 14, 1771; d. Apr. 5, 1835; m. Eev. Ethan Smith. 
1005. Stephen, b. Mar. 4, 1773; d. Aug. 28, 1792; unm. 
lOOe.+Moses, b. Nov. 7, 1775; d. Feb. 8, 1833; m. Margaret Welsh. 
1007. Electa, b. Mar. 13, 1778; d. Mar. 8, 1838; unm. 
1008. 4- Samuel, b. Jan. 27, 1780; d. Apr. 13, 1845; m. Betsey Wight. 

419. STEPHEN' SANFORD {same descent as 415) b. Apr. 

13, 1740, Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 13, 1790, Hamden, Ct. ; m. , 

Sybil, dau. of Deacon John and Mary (Dickerman) White, b. Oct. 
15, 1745, d. Dec. 5, 1808, buried in Hamden, Ct. Mr. Sanford 
was mentioned in the will of his uncle, Capt. Stephen Sanford of 
Bethany, Ct. Mrs. Sanford was a direct descendant of Elder John 
White, one of the original settlers of Cambridge, Mass. She 
married for her second husband Deacon Asa Goodyear. 

They had nine children. 



SIXTH GENERATION 183 



1009. Esthers, b. Feb. 4, 1768; d. May 21, 1768. 

1010. + Esther Lucy, b. July 26, 1769; m. Jared Sperjy. 

1011. + Rachel, b. Dec. 1, 1771; d. May 22, 1861; m. Zeri Downes. 

1012. Huldah, b. May 17, 1774; d. July 1, 1794. 

1013. Elisha, b. July 1, 1776; d. early. 

1014-fEli3ha, b. Mar. 30, 1779; d. Dec. 9, 184.5; m. Margaret Tolles. 
lOlo.+Sybil, b. July 27, 1782; d. Oct. 13, 1862; m. Nehemiah Sperry. 
I016.+Amos White, b. Dec. 29, 1786; d. Oct. 29, 1850; m. Obedience Atwater. 
I017.+Lucretia, b. Oct. 27, 1799; d. Feb. 27, 1880; m. Zina Beecher. 
(Joseph Dickerman Genealogy, p. 490.) 

420. OLIVER' SANFORD {same descent as 415) b. May 
2*,- 1744, Milford, Ct. ; d. Dec. 18, 1817, Poultney, Vt.; m. (1) 
Phebe, dau. of Joseph Newton, b. 1748, d. Nov. 13, 1793; m. (2) 
widow of Robert Green. Mr. Sanford served in the Conn, militia 
in 1777, captured by British at the time of the Danbury raid, 
Apr. 25-28, 1777, and carried to New York. {Conn. Men in Rev., 
p. 493.) After the close of the war he removed from Conn, to 
Poultney, Vt., where he purchased a farm. He had been a tanner 
in Conn., but sold his tannery when he went to Vermont. He 
owned one right in Susquehannah Purchase as an original propri- 
etor. {Book A of Original Rec.) All the children united in a deed 
conveying their rights in the estate and lands of Joseph Newton, 
late of Milford, Feb. 10, 1808, to Jonah Newton. {Milford L. Rec, 
Bk. 24, pp. 363 and 561.) 

They had thirteen children. 

lOlS.+Oliver*, Jr., b. Apr. 18, 1765; d. Oct. 21, 1835; m. Catherine Green. 
I019. + David, b. Jan. 9, 1768; d. Apr. 2, 1842 ; m. (1) Abigail Sturtevant; 

m. (2) Lueretia Beaman. 
I020.+Newton, b. Dec. 19, 1769; d. Feb. 20, 1829; m. Lydia Adams. 
I021.+Phebe, b. Jan. 19, 1772; d. Newark, Ohio; m. Samuel Buckland. 

1022. Eunice, b. 1775; d. aged 18 years. 

1023. Bachel, b. 1778; m. Alexander Clark. They resided in Hampton, N.Y., 

in 1808. 
1024.+Reuben, b. Dec. 3, 1780; d. May 19, 18-55; m. PoUy Lewis. 
1025. Nathan, b. 1782; d. 1784. 

1026. + William, b. Dec. 18, 1784; d. Mar. 24, 1866; m. Betsey Tuttle. 
1027. + Elizabeth, b. May 12, 1786; d. May 27, 1862; m. Reuben Hartsworth. 
1028.+Catherine, b. 1788; m. William Angevine. 

1029. + Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1790; d. Apr. 19, 1868; m. Gideon Kendrick. 
I030.+Althea, b. Sept. 25, 1792; d. Batavia, N. Y.; m. William Lusk. 

421. AARON' SANFORD {same descent as 415) b. Aug. 8, 
1745, Milford, Ct. ; d. Sep. 15, 1809, Pawlet, Vt. ; m. 1770, Susanna, 
dau. of Asahel and Olive (Root) Mitchell, of Woodbury, Ct., bap. 



1S4 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

Aug. 15, 1752, d. Mar. 17, 1813, GreenviUe, N. T. Buried at 
Greenville, N. Y. The stone at her grave says she died in the 
62nd year of her age. They settled in Pawlet, Vt. 
They had nine children. 

I031.+Aaron8, b. Feb. 19, 1771; d. July, 1851; m. Dolly Parmilee. 

1032. Mitchell; lived and died at May's Lick, Ky. ; buried there; m. Lydia 
Shotwell, of May's Lick, Ky. He changed his name to Sanford 
Mitchell and has many descendants by the name of Mitchell. He 
had four sons, one of whom died young. 

1033.+Truman, b. Oct. 16, 1775; d. Mar. 1, 1851; m. Silence Tuttle. 

1034.+Asahel, m. Abby Whitlock(?). 

lOSS.-t-David M., m. Laura Spencer. 

1036. Susanna, d. at Eden, Erie Co., N. Y. ; m. about 1813, Benjamin Simmons, 

at Eden, N. Y. . 

1037. Ashbell, d. unm. -■ 

1038. Laura, m. John Talmadge. 

I039.+Olive, d. in Pawlet, Vt. ; m. Hosea Loveland. 

422. EUNICE' SANFOKD {same descent as 415) b. Oct. 
22, 1747, Milford, Ct. ; d. Oct. 10, 1794, Woodbury, Ct. ; m. Nathan, 
son of Gideon Stoddard of Woodbury, Ct., b. Aug. 8, 1742 ; d. Oct. 
1777, in the army. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War, and 
was killed when the British attacked Philadelphia, Pa. 

They had seven children. 

1040.+Clarissas Stoddard, b. Mar. 27, 1766; d. Sept. 10, 1849; m. (1) Timothy 

Terrill; m. (2) Timothy Strong. 
I041.+Nathan Ashbel Stoddard, b. July 27, 1768; d. Apr. 7, 1850; m. Euth 

Judson. 
1042.4-Phebe Stoddard, b. Nov. 5, 1769; d. Aug. 1858; m. Timothy Hinman. 
1043.+Sarah Stoddard, b. Nov. 1771; d. Nov. 1825; m. Japheth Benham. 
I044.+Olive Stoddard, b. Dec. 23, 1774; d. June 11, 1840; m. (1) Simeon 

Wheeler; m. (2) Truman Judson. 

1045. + Hannah Stoddard, b. Sept. 4, 1775; d. Sept. 1862; m. Timothy Wheeler. 

1046. + Eunice Stoddard, b. Mar. 22, 1778; d. Apr. 4, 1854; m. (1) Alden 

Sprague; m. (2) Jonathan Elkins. 

428. ABIGAIL' PARSONS {Abigail 143, Samuel 35, Eph- 
raim 6, Thomas 1) b. July 14, 1746; d. Oct. 29, 1836; m. (1) July 
22, 1767, Nathan Coe, of Durham, Ct., son of Capt. David Coe, b. 
1742, d. 1796; m. (2) 1797, Deacon Aaron Stone, of North Madison, 
Ct. 

She had eight children by first marriage. 

1047. Sanford' Coe. 

1048. Camp Coe, m. (1) Mary Crowell; m. (2) Elizabeth Clark. 



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1049. Nathan Coe, m. Jeruaha Coe. 

1050. Euth Coe, m. James Tucker. 
I051.+Clarissa Coe, b. 1784; d. 1874; m. Heman Stone. 

1052. Ehoda Coe, m. David Ward. 

1053. Amy Coe, m. John Bacon. 

1054. Abigail Coe, m. Ichabod Allen. 

(Coe-Ward Memorial, p. HI, and Durham and North Madison Bee.) 

429. ELIPHAS' ALVORD {Elizabeth 144, Samuel '5. Eph- 
raim 6, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 13, 1742, Middleto\vii, Ct. ; d. Apr. 15, 
1825, Winchester, Ct. ; m. Nov. 29, 1764, at East Hampton, Ct' 
Esther, dau. of Judah and Anna (Norton) Hart, b. Apr. 4, 1742, 
Fannington, Ct., d. Nov. 18, 1818, Winchester, Ct. He was a 
prominent man in Winchester town affairs, holding the office of 
Town Clerk and Justice for many years. Also a deacon in the 
Congregational Church. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. 

They had eleven children. 

1055. Elizabeths Alvord, b. Nov. 22, 1765, East Hampton, Ct.; d. June 25, 

ISIS, Winchester, Ct. ; unm. 

1056. Esther Alvord, b. Jan. 18, 1768, East Hampton, Ct.; m. Levi Piatt. 

1057. Sylvester Alvord, b. Feb. 21, 1770, East Hampton Ct. ; d Mar 13 

1770. ' 

1058. Lois Alvord, b. Mar. 4, 1771, East Hampton, Ct. ; m. Levi Ackley. 

1059. John Alvord, b. May 27, 1773, Winchester, Ct.; m. Experience Webb. 

1060. Anna Alvord, b. Nov. 11, 1774, Winchester, Ct; m. Abel Tibballs. 

1061. Achsa Alvord, b. Aug. 14, 1778, Winchester, Ct. ; d. July 2, 1779. 

1062. Eliphas Alvord, b. Sep. 29, 17S0, Winchester, Ct. ; d. Oct. 27, 1780. 

1063. Eliphas Alvord, b. July 16, 17S1, Winchester Ct. ; d. July 16, 1781. 

1064. Achsa Alvord, b. May 21, 17S2, Winchester, Ct.; d. May 21, 1782. 

1065. Elias Alvord, b. Mar. 4, 17S4, Winchester, Ct. ; d. Apr. 23, 17S4. 

430. DAVID' ALVORD {same descent as 429) b. June 14, 
1753, Middletown. Ct. ; d. in New York State, probably Oneida 
County; m. Sep. 8, 1774, Elizabeth, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
Wetmore, bap. Oct. 15, 1758, Torrington, Ct. He was a carpenter 
by trade and resided at Torrington and Winchester, Ct., until 
1800, when he removed to Neversink, N. Y., and thence to Vernon 
N. Y. 

They had two children. 

1066. Persise Alvord, b. Dec. 18, 1774, Winchester, Ct. ; m. Daniel Daniels. 

1067. Ursula Alvord, b. Feb. 13, 177S, Winchester, Ct. 

431. EPHRAIM= SAXFORD {NatJianiel 145, Nathaniel 38, 
Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 22, 1737 ; d. Jan. 18, 1803, Sandgate, 



186 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Vt. ; m. Sarah, dau. of Abijah and Joanna (Holbrook) French, 
b. about 1747, d. Nov., 1841, Sandgate, Yt. Mr. Sanford was a 
man of sterling worth and integrity — a deacon in the Congrega- 
tional Church and prominent in the business affairs of the town. 
His estate was administered Feb. 2, 1803, his wife being the 
administratrix. Her estate was administered Mar. 23, 1842 Joseph 
Nicholas Brush was administrator. 

They had five children, all born in Sandgate, Vt. 

1068. Charitys, m. July 31, 1796, Jedediah Stoddard. No children. 

1069. Benjamin, b. 1783; d. Feb. 24, 1786. 

1070. David, b. 1783; d. July 13, 1794. 

1071. + Joanna, b. Feb. 9, 1785; d. Sep. 17, 1867; m. Joseph Brush. 

1072. Sally, b. 1790; d. Aug. 3, 1794. 

432. SIMEON' SANFOED {same descent as 431) b. 1739; 
d. July 29, 1S18, Moriah, N. Y., ag. 79 years; m. Clarinda Dudley, 
d. Feb. 24, 1815, Moriah, N. Y., ag. 54 years. Both are buried at 
Mineville, an old Cemetery six miles from Port Henry, N. Y. 

They had four children. 

1073. Deborahs, b. 1790; d. Feb. 4, 1872, Moriah, N .T. Buried in Mineville 

Cemetery. 

1074. Ann Currence, b. 1793, Sandgate, Vt. ; d. Sep. 27, 1866, Moriah, N. Y. 

Buried at Mineville Cemetery. 

1075. + David Ephraim, b. 179.5; d. July 29, 1873; m. Lydia Eeed. 

1076. + Simeon, b. Sep. 16, 1798; d. Mar. 3, 1883; m. Luthera Calhoun. 

433. NATHANIEL' SANFORD, JR. {same desent as 431) 

b. Sandgate, Vt. ; m. Hannah , b. 1744 ; d. Apr. 23, 1804, ag. 

60 years. Mr. Sanford was a farmer. 

They had five children. 

1077.+Benjamin Clarks, b. July 6, 1772; d. July 4, 1849; m. Clarissa Kim- 
berly. 

I078.+Simeon, b. 1777; d. Sep. 17, 1814; m. Sally . 

1079.+Nathaniel, b. 1782; d. Dec. 20, 1856; m. Elizabeth Hurd. 

1080. Anne, b. 1787; d. Oct. 2, 1798. 

I081.+Euth Eliza, b. Dec. 28, 1789; d. Feb. 1871; m. William Brady. 

436. BENONI STEBBINS' SANFORD {Zachariih 149, 
Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 5, 1762, New Milford, 
Ct. ; d. Oct. 24, 1816 ; m. Prudence Bostwick, b. 1762, d Nov. 22, 
1841. Mr. Sanford received from his father a deed of pait of the 
home lot, Jan. 31, 1785. {New Milford L. B. Vol. 17, p. 324.) He 



SIXTH GENERATION 187 



served in the Revolutionary War. Private in Capt. Chapraan 's Co. 
Time commenced Dec. 28, 1777; discharged Mar. 1, 1778. (Conn. 
Men in Rev., p. 524.) 

They had three children, all bom in New Milford, Ct. 

1082. + Isaac«, b. Feb. 9, 1785; d. June 23, 1824; m. Betsey Northrop. 

1083. + Gould, b. Oct. 31, 1786; d. Sep. 5, 1855; m. Sarah Sheldon. 
1084.+Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1788; m. Elijah Bennitt. 

437. MAEY' SANFORD {same descent as 436) b. Jan. 26, 
1765, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Feb. 20, 1850, Glens Falls, N. Y. ; m. 
(1) May 12, 1784, Dr. Charles McDonald; m. (2) Major Thomas 
Bradshaw of Revolutionary fame, who was a son of James Brad- 
shaw, one of the original patentees and proprietors of the township 
of Kingsbury, N. Y. 

Dr. McDonald was a physician of considerable eminence and 
as surgeon served in the American army during the Revolution, 
after which he practiced at New Rochelle, N. Y. 

She had one child by first marriage. 

108o.+Wimam8 McDonald, b. Feb. 29, 17S4; d. Sep. 11, 1870. 

439. DAVID' SANFORD {same descent as 436) b. Nov. 14, 
1769, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Apr. 4, 1813, Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. ; 
m. Aug. 3, 1790, Amy Hartwell, b. Aug. 18, 1773, New Milford, Ct., 
d. 1835. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Mr. Sanford removed to the town of Queensbury, N. Y., about 
1795 and settled on a ridge just outside Glens Falls, N. Y., which, 
in honor of him, soon took the name of Sanford Ridge. There 
he at once entered into the mercantile business, which he very 
successfully conducted for some years. He also conducted an 
ashery and acquired a good deal of real estate. He was a man 
of wide influence and general esteem, holding various offices — 
Town Clerk in 1802-3; Superintendent of Schools in 1805-6-7- 
10 and 11, and other town offices. He assisted in the building 
of the first church in Glens Falls, the subscription paper for which 
was dated Mar. 4, 1803, but not completed till 1808. {Holden's 
History of Queensbury, pp. 152-3.) 

They had eight children, all except Rebeckah and Rachel born 
in Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. 

1086. Eebekahs, b. Apr. 4, 1791, New Milford, Ct.; d. Aug. 22, 1812, San- 
ford's Eidge, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 22, 1811, at Sanford's Eidge, N. Y., 
John H. Hitchcock. No children. 



188 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1087.+Eacliel, b. July 2, 1793; d. May 9, 1868; m. (1) Abraham Van Den 

Berg; m. (2) Dr. Abram Allen; m. (3) Perry Barker. 
loss. Henry, b. July 11, 1798; d. 1813, from an injury received while playing 

at school. 
1088.A Elijah^ b. Oct. 25, 1801; d. in infancy. 

1089.+Delia Maria, b. June 11, 1803; d. Mar. 6, 1855; m. Nehemiah Sheldon. 
I090.+George, b. Oct. 25, 1805; d. Mar. 24, 1862; m. Louisa Gibbs. 
lOgi. + Emily Frances, b. May 7, 1809; d. May 14, 1837; m. Orlin Mead. 
1092. +Amy EmeHne, b. Oct. 10, 1811; d. Jan. 22, 1834; m. Orlin Mead. 

440. DAVID STEBINS' SANFORD [Joseph 150, Nathaniel 
38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. ab. 1756; d. Mar. 15, 1836, Southbury, 
Ct. ; m. Olive Johnson. They removed to So. Britain, Ct, ab. 1798. 

They had five children. 

1092.A Ebenezers, lived in Southbury, Ct. 

I093.+Menemon, b. Nov. 15, 1789; d. June 24, 1852; m. Harriet Bontecou. 

1094. Asa, d. at sea. 

1095. Daughter. 

1096. Daughter. 

441. CATHERINE' SANFORD {same descent as 440) h. 
May 26, 1760, Southbury, Ct. ; d. Nov. 13, 1837, Sandgate, Vt.; 
m. Dec. 8, 1783, Lewis Hurd, b. May 26, 1759, Roxbury, Ct., d. 
Dec. 19, 1847, Sandgate, Vt. 

They had four children, all born in Sandgate, Vt. 

I097.+Josiah8 Hurd, b. Mar. 5, 1792; d. Apr. 7, 1885; m. Abigail Parker. 

1098. Anna Hurd, b. May 13, 1795; m. Stephen Tamter; removed to Prairie 

du Chien, Wis. 

1099. Chauncey Hurd, b. June 8, 1797; drowned June 8, 181S, Sandgate. Vt 

1100. Merritt Hurd, b. June 14, 1799; d. Apr. 15, ISSO, Cambridge, N. Y.; 

m. Olive Sandford. (See 2604.) 

442. JOSEPH' SANFORD {same descent as 440) b. 1763, 
Southbury, Ct. ; d. May 14, 1826, in Cayuga Co., N. T., ag. 63 years, 
10 mos. ; m. a daughter of Thomas and Ann Strong of Southbury, 
Ct. They moved from Southbury to Vermont, then to Saratoga 
Co., N. Y., where they continued to reside until July, 1816, when 
they removed to Cayuga Co., N. T. 

They had three children; one was 

1101. Josephs, b. Feb. 1797, in Vermont; d. Dec. 25, 1831, Galway, N. Y.; 

buried in Brooklyn, N. Y., beside his first wife; m. (1) Sept. 23, 1823, 
Anna Jackson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; d. Dec. 6, 1823, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
m.(2) Nov. 6, 1828, Margaret H. Boardman of Albany, N. Y. Mr. 
Sanford entered the Sophomore Class of Union College in Sept. 1817. 



SIXTH GENERATION 189 



and was doubtless graduated in 1820, when he entered the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Princeton, where he remained three years. In 
1823 he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New York. 
After a few weeks of preaching in Montreal he became pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., where he remained 
until Jan. 21, 1829, when he was installed pastor of the Second Pres- 
byterian Church of Philadelphia, Pa. 
(See Memoir of him by Robert Beard, pub. 1836.) 

He had a son by his second marriage, born Sept., 1830. At the 
time of his death he and his wife were staying in Galway for the 
benefit of their sick child. 

446. WAIT' SANFORD {same descent as 440) b. 1773; 
d. Jan. 12, 1852, ag. 79 yrs. ; m. Lura Fuller, b. 1779 in Vermont, 
d. Mar. 15, 1859, Marion, N. Y., ag. 80 yrs. Mr. Sanford went to 
Marion, N. Y., in the spring of 1816. 

They had seven children, all except Louisa born in Pawlet, Vt. 

1102.+ William E^., b. Aug. 26, 1798; d. Jan. 23, 1839; m. Lucy Olmstead. 
I103.+Permeua, b. 1800; d. 1864; m. GUes Cogswell. 
I104.+Leman, b. July 22, 1803; d. Apr. 23, 1879; m. EmeHne Pratt. 

1105. Polly, b. 1807. 

1106. Cornelia. 

I107.+Walter RoUin, b. Apr. 30, 1812; d. Mar. 2, 1898; m. (1) Abigail 

Higby; m. (2) Mrs. Catherine Saunders. 
I108.+Louisa. b. May 11, 1821; m. Charles WUcox. 



190 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

SEVENTH GENERATION 

449. LIFFE" SANFORD (Nehemiah 156, Joseph 5S, Ezekiel 
9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 30, 1750, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 3, 
1815 ; m. 1785, Hulda, dau. of John Blackman, of Newto\\Ti, Ct., d. 
July 1, 1843, ag. 87 yrs. Mr. Sanford moved to New Milford, Ct., 
with his parents in 1772. After his marriage he resided in Bridge- 
water, Ct., a part of New Milford, as a successful farmer. He 
enlisted Feb. 24, 1777, and served during the war. He became 
Sergeant Aug. 1, 1780, from Capt. BiUings' Company. Was in 
Capt. Comstock's Company Feb., 1783, with rank of sergeant. 
He was present at the execution of Major Andre. {Conn. Men 
in the Rev., pp. 291, 326, 361.) 

His will, dated Dec. 1, 1815, proved Dec. 22, 1815, mentions 
wife Huldah and his five children. His sons John of Brookfield and 
Joseph of New Milfofd were executors. 

They had five children, all born in Bridgewater, Ct. 

1109.+ John BlackmanT, b. Jan., 1788; d. 1856; m. Eebecca Clark. 

1110. Jerusha, b. Jan. 1790, d. 1825. 

llll.+Joseph, b. May 17, 1792; d. Sept. 14, 1864; m. (1) Ann Crane; m. (2) 

Maria Young. 
I112.+Laura, b. Apr. 1794; d. 1857; m. Bushnell Bostwick. 
1113.+Glover, b. Mar. 3, 1797; d. May 30, 1878; m. Betsey Lake. 

453. NEHEMIAH« SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 449) 
b. Oct. 2, 1762, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 26, 1844, Bridgewater, Ct. ; 
m. Apr. 6, 1786, Hannah, dau. of David Beach, b. Sept. 28, 1764, 
Bridgewater, Ct., d. Apr. 24, 1839. Mr. Sanford lived on the 
homestead of his father in New Milford, as a farmer, an influential 
and esteemed citizen. He enlisted in the Revolutionary army 
when a youth of nineteen, and served three months. He was 
added to the Standing Com. of the New Milford Church, Dec. 19, 
1793. 

They had sis children, all born in New Milford, Ct. 

1114.+Eobert Walker^, b. May 10, 1787; d. Joly 7, 1879; m. Mabel Squires. 
1115. Anna, b. May 31, 1792; d. July 14, 1841; unm. 
I116.+E!ecta, b. Sept. 11, 1795; d. Nov. 16, 1836; m. Philo Carter. 
1117.-f-Garry, b. Aug. 28, 1797; d. June 7, 1845; m. Emily Richardson. 
I118. + Beach, b. Aug. 16, 1804; d. Jan. 18, 1866; m. Lucy Smith. 
I119.+Henry, b. Oct. 14, 1806; d. July 24, 1898; m. (1) Anna Canfield; m. 
(2) Polly Piatt. 

454. REBECCA' SANFORD {Elnathan 157, Joseph 58, Eze- 
kiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1747, Redding, Ct. : d. Apr. 15, 1839, 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 191 

buried in Umpawaug Cemetery; m. Dec. 27, 1772, Aaron, son of 
Samuel and Esther (Hull) Barlow, b. Feb. 11, 1750, Redding, Ct., 
d. 1800, Norfolk, Va., of yellow fever. They settled in Umpawaug, 
Ct., on a farm purchased by his father several years before. 
Col. Barlow was a tried and trusted officer of the Revolution, 
and a personal friend of Gen. Israel Putnam. In the Fishkill 
Campaign, Oct. 5-19, 1777, he served as ensign in Capt. John 
Gray's Co., 4th Conn. Militia, and in April, 1780, was commiss- 
ioned lieutenant in Capt. Jesse Bell's Co., Col. Bezaleel Beebe's 
Regt. of State Troops. (For complete war record, see Todd's 
History of Redding, p. 149.) After the war he was interested 
with his brother Joel, the poet, in several industrial enterprises, 
notably the building of a grist mill for the kiln drying of corn for 
export to the West Indies. 

They had ten children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1120. ElnathanT Barlow, bap. Jan. 2, 1774; d. Aug. 28, 1774, Bidding, Ct. 

1121. Elnathan Barlow, bap. July 16, 1775; d. in War of 1812. 

1122. Samuel Barlow, bap. May 4, 1777; removed to Ohio. 

1123. Stephen Barlow, bap. June 13, 1779; Lawyer in Ohio. 

1124. Daniel Barlow, lived and died in Bedding, Ct. 

1125. Aaron Barlow, d. at 8ea. 

1126. Esther Barlow, d. at Norfolk, Va. of yellow fever. 

1127. Joel Barlow, d. in Redding, Ct. 

1128. Rebecca Barlow, lived and died in Redding, Ct. 

1129. Thomas Barlow, was educated by his uncle, the poet, and accompanied 

him to France as his private secretary. He was also his companion 
on the fatal journey to Wilna. After the death of his uncle Thomas 
returned to America and established himself as a lawyer in Pittsburg, 
Pa., where he died. 

455. LUCT« SANFORD {same descent as 454) bap. Aug. 
26, 1759, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 10, 1814; m. Oct. 8, 1778, David 
Starr, b. Dec. 2, 1755, d. Mar. 13, 1814. 

They had eight children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

I130.+Eli7 Starr, b. May 18, 1779; d. July 2, 1849; m. Mary Lea. 
I131.+David Starr, Jr., b. Mar. 12, 1781; d. July 11, 18.54; m. Eunice Lee. 
1132.+Comfort Starr (son) b. Mar. 27, 1783; d. Mar. 13, 1867; m. Laurana 
Stanley. 

1133. Anne Starr, b. July 2, 1785. 

1134. Aaron Starr, b. Mar. 22, 1788; d. Nov. 10, 1788, Redding, Ct. 

1135. Nabbe Starr, b. Apr. 28, 1790. 

1136. 4- Aaron Starr, b. Sep. 23, 1792; d. 1851; m. Mahala Davenport- 
I137.+Elnathan Sanford Starr, b. Apr. 1, 1795; m. Sally Stratton. 

(B. T. E., Vol. 2, p. 50.) For further information see Starr Gene- 
alogy. 



192 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

460. MAEY^ WHITE {Phele 158, Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Eze- 
kiel 2, ThanMs 1) b. May 12, 1760, Danbury, Ct. ; m. May 13, 1783, 
Edward, son of Perez Gay, b. Feb. 3, 1763, Sharon, Ct., d. Franklin, 
N. Y. Mr. Gay was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 

They had nine children. 

113S. Infanf^, d. in infancj. 

1139. Perez White Gay, b. Feb. 22, 1786; d. May 24, 1863; m. Submit Rice. 

1140. Clarissa Gay. 

1141. Deborah Gay. . ,^ . . 

1142. Catherine Gay. 

1143. Henry Sanford Gay. 

1144. William Gay, b- May 7, 1798, Sharon, Ct. ; d. Aug. 24, 1861, Franklin, 

N. Y.; m. Aug. 26, 1819, Almirah Benton. {See 1148.) 

1145. Edward Fairbanks Gay, b. Aug. 30, 1800; m. Clarissa M. Lee. 

1146. Infant, d. in infancy. 

464. PHEBE« WHITE {same descent as 460) b. Apr. 3, 
1769; d. Oct. 6, 1842; m. Apr. 4, 1792, Ezra, son of Isaac and 
Jemima (St. John) Benton, b. May 2, 1764, Salisbury, Ct., d. May 
28, 1832, Salisbury, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

1147. AhnonT Benton, b. July 7, 1793; d. July 23, 1812. 

1148. Almira Benton, b. Mar. 21, 1795; d. Oct. 3, 1884, Franklin, N. Y.; m. 

Aug. 26, 1819, William Gay (See 1U4.) 

1149. Alvin Benton, b. Dec. 3, 1796; m. Feb. 24, 1820, Phebe Hugg. 

1150. Carmi Benton, b. Nov. 27, 1798; m. May 6, 1823, Lucia Cowles. 

1151. Ezra Benton, b. Jan. 13, 1801; d. Jan. 19, 1803. 

1152. Phebe S. Benton, b. Aug. 26, 1805; m. May 10, 1842, William Perrin. 

1153. Chester Benton, b. Sept. 27, 1808; d. Oct- 27, 1812. 

469. BILLE* MOREHOUSE {Ann 159, Joseph 58, Ezekwi 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 2, 1756, Redding, Ct. ; m. Mar. 5, 1778, 
Ruth Guyer. 

They had four children. 

1154. OUveT Morehouse, bap. Aug. 22. 1779, Bedding, Ct. 

1155. Tabitha Morehouse, married a Sanford and lived near the pond in 

W. Redding, Ct. 

(Other names unknown.) 

470. AARON' MOREHOUSE {same descent as 469) b. June 
2, 1758; d. Dec. 3, 1833, Redding, Ct., buried Redding Ridge; 
m. Urana, dau. of John Starr. Mr. Morehouse entered the 
Revolutionary Army as a fifer at the age of sixteen, was in the 



SEVENTH GENEKATION 193 

battles of Flatbush, Eedhook and others, and aided in covering 
the retreat of the patriots from New York after the Battle of 
Long Island. After the war he settled in Redding Centre, and for 
thirty years was Deputy Sheriff of Fairfield County. 
They had nine children. 

1156. Starr HillT Morehouse. 

1157. Flora Morehouse. 

1158. Betsej Morehouse. 

1159. Anna Morehouse. 

1160. William Morehouse. 

1161. Almira Morehouse. 

1162. + Charle8 Morehouse, b. Dec. 13, 1302; m. (1) Fidelia Starr; m. (2) 

Anna Morehouse. 

1163. Amelia Morehouse. 

1164. George Morehouse. 

480. HULDAH« SANFORD {Timothy 160, Joseph 58, Eze- 
kiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 29, 1770, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Olmstead. 

They had one child. 

1165. Timothy Sanford^ Olmstead; resided in Germantown, N. Y. 

481. J\IARY« SANFORD {same descent as 480) b. Feb. 21, 
1779, Redding, Ct. ; m. (1) Sept. 25, 1797, Thomas Couch. Jr.; 
m. (2) Daniel Mallett. 

She had two children by first and one by second marriage, 
all born in Redding, Ct. 

1166. TimothyT Couch, b. Feb. 12, 1797. 

1167. Esther Couch, b. Jan. 29, 1799. 

1168. Aaron Mallett. Lived on the .old homestead in Bedding, Ct. 
{Redding T. R. Vol. S, p. 79.) 

482. SOLOMON NOBLE« SANFORD {Joseph 161, Joseph 
58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 16, 1764, Redding, Ct.; 
d. Mar. 20, 1844; m. Apr. 12, 1790, Anna, dan. of Nathaniel and 
Johanna (Benedict) Lockwood, b. May 22, 1775, d. Mar. 11, 1847. 
On July 30, 1796, Solomon N. Sanford and his wife Anna deeded 
to Elijah Benedict of Danbury, land in Danbury, being part of 
what was set off to said Anna of the estate of her grandfather, 
Samuel Benedict, late of Danbury, dec, and bounded west on the 
Ridgefield line. On Mar. 25, 1803, Solomon N. Sanford and wife 
Anna of Hinesburg, Vt., deeded five acres of land in Danbury to 
Elijah Benedict of Danbury. {Danbury L. R., Bk. 8, p. 461, and 

(13) 



194 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

Bk. 11, p. 120.) Mar. 16, 1791, Solomon Noble Sanford and his 
brother Isaiah, both of New Milford, Ct., bought from Ebenezer 
Trobridge 25 acres in New Milford Neck. This land they redeeded 
to Ebenezer Trobridge Mar. 30, 1793. {New Milford L. R., Bk. 18, 
p. 296.) 

They had ten children. 

1169.+JehannalT, b. July 15, 1791; d. Nov. 10, 1837; m. Levi Marshall. 
I170.+Ezbon, b. July 22, 1793; d. Oct. 26, 1876; m. (1) Mary Bradley; 

m. (2) Diana Tyler; m. (3) Mary Chapin. 
1171. Alvah, b. Oct. 16, 1795; d. Sept. 29, 1873, Granville, Ohio; m. 

Mar. 9, 1828, Clarissa Covell, b. Oct. 29, 1794. No children. 

Mr. Sanford was an Episcopal Clergyman, also ran a ladies' 

seminary at Granville, Ohio, for many years. He educated his 

youngest brother Solomon Noble, Jr. 
I172.+Talmadge, b. Dec. 26, 1797; d. Nov. 21, 1873; m. (1) Betsey Benedict; 

m. (2) Lydia Irish. 
1173. +Ira, b. Apr. 30, 1800; d. Apr. 6, 1857; m. (1) Laura Sanford; 

m. (2) Emeline Mattoon. 
I174.+Hiram, b. Aug. 10, 1802; d. Aug. 1, 1841; m. Laura Whitney. 
I175.+Anna Mariah, b. Feb. 12, 1805; d. Aug. 15, 1897; m. (1) Philemon 

Griffin; m. (2) Lewis Marshall; m. (3) George Bliss. 
I176.+Amanda, b. Mar. 12, 1807; d. Aug. 13, 1876; m. James Goulding. 
1177. Melissa Antoinette, b. Jan. 2, 1814, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Sept. 20, 

1832, Hinesburg, Vt. 
1178.+Solomon Noble, Jr., b. July 15, 1821; d. Oct. 17, 1900; m. Mary 

Huggins. 

483. ZACHARIAH" SANFORD {same descent as 482) b. 
Nov. 3, 1765, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 21, 1857, Franklin ville, 111; 
m. April 21, 1785, Lydia Lockwood, b. Jan. 3, 1763, d. Mar. 25, 
1852. Mr. Sanford was a tanner and currier and shoemaker, a 
devoted Christian man. In 1821, with their fifteen children, they 
moved from Vermont to Canton, N. T., where they lived until 1843, 
when they removed to Seneca, 111., making the entire journey over- 
land in an open buggy. Three of their sons, Israel, Nelson and Stan- 
ley, and their families went with them, using covered wagons, the 
sons walking most of the way. Their parents were then seventy-eight 
and eighty years old. The father planted a peach orchard soon after 
his arrival and both he and his wife lived to eat peaches that grew 
on the trees. 

They were pious people and with thirteen of their children 
were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. The other child< 
was a Close Communion Baptist. Fourteen of their children lived 
to raise families. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 195 

Mr. Sanford was a very temperate and industrious man. His 
wife was a most devoted and consistent help-meet. Her hands were 
never idle. She sat at the old family loom weaving her ten yards 
of cloth in a day, or spun wool or tow at the great wheel or sat sing- 
ing at the little wheel, spinning linen from the flax on the distaflP 
with both hands, as her wheel carried two spools filling at the same 
time, thus doing two days' work in one. At the time of Mr. San- 
' ford's death they had been married sixty-six years and at this time 
tlw^e were thirteen of their fifteen children living and one hundred 
fifty-seven grand and great-grandchilden. 

They had fifteen children, the first ten all born in New Milford, 
Ct., and the last five in Hinesburg, Vt. 

1179.-)-Eufus Clarke b. Dec. 6, 1785; d. Aug. 7, 1861; m. Clarinda -Conger. 

1180. -f- Polly, b. Jan. 19, 1787; d. Oct. 23, 1878; m. David Barteau. 

1181.-fHepsibah, b. Feb. 25, 1788; d. Feb. 24, 1874; m. Oliver Barber. 

1182. Sally, b. Aug. 31, 1789; d. 1789. 

1183.4-Sally, b. Nov. 25, 1790; d. Sept. 5, 1874; m. Samuel Bacheller. 

1184. -I- Israel L., b. Dec. 6, 17^1; d. June 5, 1871. 

1185.-t-Betsey, b. Oct. 6, 1793; d. Feb. 13, 1880; m. (1) Jonathan Paul; 

m. (2) Dr. John Hubbard. 
1186.-}-Lorana, b. Apr. 18, 1795; d. Dec. 5, 1882; m. William Belding. 
I187.+Aurilla, b. July 4, 1796; d. July 25, 1877; m. (1) Abijah Lake; 

m. (2) Caleb Olin. 
I188.+Lydia, b. Jan. 29, 1798; d. Nov. 13, 1843; m. Gershom Conner. 
I189.-1-Samantha, b. Apr. 10, 1800; d. Oct. 1, 1886; m. Luther Lincoln. 
1190.-f-Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 22, 1802; d. Mar. 8, 1896; m. Gresham Isham. 
I191.+Minerva, b. Nov. 14, 1803; d. Jan. 8, 1895; m. Oringe Crary. 
1192. Charles Nelson, b. Nov. 9, 1805, Hinesburg, Vt.; d. Apr. 23, 1884, 

FranklinviUe, 111.; m. Feb., 1833, Mary Batcheller. He had uo 

children and adopted two. Was one of the first settlers in Seneca, 

m., where he resided over forty years. 
1 1 93. -f Stanley, b. July 28, 1808; d. Jan. 25, 1902; m. Marie Bradford.' 

484. ISAIAH' SANFORD {same descent as 482^ b. Apr. 
26, 1768, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 27, 1854, Stockholm, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 
23, 1791, Molly Hill of Sharon, Ct., b. Jan. 27, 1776, Saybrook, Ct., 
d. Oct. 24, 1843, Stockholm, N. Y., ag. 74. Mr. Sanford sold his 
right in the 25 acres of land in New Milford, purchased from 
Ebenezer Trobridge, with dwelling house to his brother Solomon 
Noble, Mar. 30, 1793. He sold his home in New Milford, Dec. 9, 
1795. (iV. MUford L. R., Bk. 21, p. 397.) Mr. Sanford removed 
to Monkton, Vt., where he was postmaster and justice of the peace 
for many years. He later removed to New Haven, Vt., and in 1817 
to Stockholm, N. Y. 



1S6 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

They had six children, all except Carr and Auletas bom in 
Monkton, Vt. 

1194.4-Carr Xoble^, b. Feb. 29, 1794, New Milford, Conn.; d. May 3, 1820; 
m. Betsey Chapman. 

1195. Daughter, b. Oct. 21, 1796; d. Oct. 21, 1796, Monkton, Vt. 

1196. + Joseph Horace, b. Sept. 26, 1799; d. Aug. 1, 1866; m. (1) Elmim 

Golding; m. (2) Maria Doyle. 
_1197. Laura Luzette, b. Jan. 30, 1803; d. Mar. 15, 1839, Springfield, 111.; 

m. Ira Sanford. (See 1173.) 
1198. Daughter, b. Apr. 26, 1806; d. Apr. 26, 1806, Monkton, Vt. 
1199.4- Auletas Melancton, b. May 28, 1812, New Haven, Vt.; d. Aug. 6, 1886; 

m. (1) Nancy Fuller; m. (2) Harriet Elderkin. 

486. TABITHA8 SANFORD {same descent as 482) b. May 
1, 1772, Redding, Ct. ; d. 1851, Vergennes, Vt. ; m. Jan. 5, 1796, 
Cyrus, son of Jonathan and Rebecca (Brownson) Bostwick, b. 
Mar. 28, 1769, d. July 16, 1847, Vergennes, Vt. 

They had three children, all bom in Vergennes, Vt. 

1200. Marcia^ Bostwick, b. July 31, 1799; d. Feb. 22, 1879. 
I201.+Betsey M. Bostwick, b. May 11, 1806; d. Nov. 25, 1877; m. Osman Cole. 

1202. Isaiah S. Bostwick, b. July 9, 1809; Jan. 26, 1836. 

488. JOSEPH" SANFORD {same descent as 482) b. Nov. 
15, 1776, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 11, 1825, in Vermont; m. Sarah 
Smith, d. 1824 in Vermont. Mr. Sanford lived in Potsdam, N. Y., 
until about 1820, when he went to Vermont. His children were 
cared for and educated by his wife's sister, Miss Smith. He was 
mentioned in his grandfather Joseph Sanford 's will. 

They had four children. 

1203. Martin^, d. young from burns accidently received. 

1204. Joseph, d. young. 

1205. Charlotte, d. 1857 or 1858 Potsdam,. N. T. ; ag. 43 years; unm. 

1206. William W., b. ab. 1817; d. 1844, accidentally killed in Fond du Lac, Wis. 

494. AARON" SANFORD {Hezekiah 165, Lemuel 59, Eze- 
kiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. May 26, 1757, Redding, Ct.- d. Feb. 
8, 1849 ; m. Nov. 2, 1780, Lydia, dau. of WiUiam and Lydia (Nash) 
Hawley, b. Dec. 13, 1763, Redding, Ct, d. Mar. 21, 1847. Buried 
in Redding Ridge, Ct. ' 

Mr. Sanford in May, 1775, as a youth of 18, when the 
Revolution had just begun, enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Connecti- 
cut Line ; and at this time his service took him as far north as 
Montreal, a memorandum in his superior handwriting being yet 
preserved which describes his experience. Discharged July 4, 1775. 




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In 1776, he was a sergeant in the 13th Regiment of militia, Capt. 
Hines' Co., discharged Sept. 7th. Re-enlisted in Capt. Morehouse's 
Co. Time of marching, Oct. 5, 1776. Discharged, Oct. 12th. In 
1777, he was a member of the 4th Connecticut Militia. On this last 
occasion, he was with the soldiers who resisted the British attack 
upon Danbury, Ct., and says of his encounter with the enemy: 
"I fired towards or at them, I think, six times, but no ball was 
permitted to hit me." For these services as a patriot, in later 
life, he persistently refused a pension of ' ' several hundred dollars ' ' 
which he might have obtained. {Comi. Men in Rev., pp. 71, 469, 
520.) He married his first cousin, Lydia Hawley, in 1780; their 
children were five sons and five daughters. He was a farmer, and 
at one time held the ofiBce of magistrate. 

In June, 1789, Rev. Jesse Lee, the first Methodist missionary 
to New England, came to Redding and preached. Mr. Sanford was 
deeply impressed, and in December of that year, with Mrs. "William 
Hawley, his wife's mother, joined the new Society. By this step 
he became the first male member, Steward, Class Leader, and Local 
Preacher in New England Methodism. Often he preached in 
Redding and elsewhere, to the edification of the people. In 1797, 
he was ordained a deacon by Francis Asbury, the first Bishop of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, who was 
not an infrequent visitor in the home of Mr. Sanford. This 
residence, in fact, yet stands, as a landmark of the olden time, to 
which Mr. Sanford added a room as a preaching place for the 
pioneer Bishop. 

Mr. Sanford was a man of strong intellectual powers, of the 
most 4evout spirit, of deep religious experience^ and of the most 
scrupulous integrity in his dealings. He became one of the three 
richest men in Redding. On February 8, 1849, as a patriarch of 
nearly 92, he passed to the better life, enjoying the veneration cf 
ail. His burial was at Redding Ridge, Conn. 

His descendants are many. Since his conversion, in 1789, 
some 25 of his Idndred have been enrolled in the local or the 
itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, including 
two brothers and a sister, and also sons, daughters, grandchildren, 
and great grandchildren. Among clergymen now preaching as 
the twentieth century progresses, several are his d,fescendants. 
Others are prominent in literary and commercial activity. The 
instance of such a long Line of useful and influential posterity can 
have but few parallels. 



198 THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 

They had ten children, all born in Redding Centre, Ct. 

1207.4-Betse77, b. Oct. 5, 1781; d. July 29, 1818; m. John HiU. 
120S.+Hannah, b. May 31, 1784; d. Sept. 18, 1831; m. Rev. Aaron Hunt. 
1209. + Aaron, Jr., b. July 8, 1786; d. Aug. 20, 1872; m. Fanny Hill. 
1210.4-Hawley, b. July 16, 1789; d. Feb. 15, 1867; m. (1) Betsey (Stow) 

Howe; m. (2) Sarah Ketchum. 
1211. Jesse Lee, b. July 27, 1791; d. April 9, 1813. Buried in Redding, Ct. 
"All flesh is grass and all the godliness thereof is as the flower of the 

field. ' ' 
1212.4-Eunice, b. Aug. 10, 1793; d. Dec. 22, 1827; m. Isaac Gorham. 
1213. + Walter, b. Feb. 18, 1796; d. Sept. 26, 1875; m. (1) Harriet Booth; 

m. (2) Emily Gorham. 
1214. + Charlotte, b. Jan. 8, 1800; d. May 1, 1857; m. Thomas Fanton. 
I215.+Lydia, b. Sept. 23, 1803; d. Nov. 14, 1863; m. Aaron Hyatt. 
I216.+William Anson, b. Jan. 15, 1807; d. June 30, 1875; m. Harriet Tuttle. 

496. HEZEKIAH" SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 494) b. 
Jan. 6, 1762, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 18, 1834; m. June 10, 1783, 
Betsey Booth (?) daughter of Stephen Booth (?) of Derby, Ct, b. 
Nov. 10, 1763. Mr. Sanford was made a Freeman of Redding, Ct., 
April, 1784. 

He removed to Southeast, N. Y. He was Methodist local 
preacher and instrumental in establishing Methodism there. He 
is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Southeast, N. Y., and his tomb- 
stone bears the following inscription : "In memory of Hezekiah 
Sanford, Esq., who died triumphant in the merits of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, March 18, 1834, aged 72 years, 2 months and 12 days." 
{History of Putnam Co., N. Y., p. 464.) 

They had sis children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1217.-|-LydiaT, b. Mar. 19, 1784; m. Sanford Mygatt. 

1218. Hezekiah, b. Dec. 9, 1785; probably died early. 

1219. Ahaz, b. Jan. 19, 1789; probably died early. 
1220.-f-Sally, b. Oct. 13, 1792; m. DePorest. 

I221.+Betsey, b. Dec. 3, 1795; d. Jan. or Mar. 3, 1842; m. Walter Lyon. 
1222. Zalmon Booth, b. Dec. 6, 1798; d. Jan. 31, 1803. 

497. WILLIAM^ SANFORD {same descent as 494) b. Aug. 
21, 1764, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 6, 1837, buried in Umpawaug, Ct. ; 
m. (1) Jan. 8, 1792, Lydia Hull, d. Jan. 13, 1818, ag. 49 years, 
buried in Umpawaug; m. (2) Mrs. Ruth Ketchirm of New York 
City, mother of Sarah Piatt Ketchum, who was the second wife of 
Hawley Sanford. She died Dee. 11, 1861, ag. 95 years. Buried 
in Redding Ridge, Ct. Mr. Sanford was connected with the early 



SEVENTH GENERATION 199 



Methodism of Redding — that society being among the first in all 
New England, and for a long time conspicuous in the denomination. 
Was made a Freeman of Redding in April, 1791. He was a 
member of Assembly in 1818-25-27. 

He had five children by first marriage. 

1223. + George T, b. Sept. 18, 1792; d. Oct. 21, 1826; m. Ann Teed. 

1224. + William, Jr., b. June 19, 1794; d. Sept. 2, 1821; m. Hester . 

1225. + Gi]es, b. June 11, 1798; d. Jan. 30, 1857; m. Cynthia Willis. 

1226. Ralph, b. 1802; d. Mar. 20, 1839, Redding, Ct.; unm. Buried in 

Umpawaug Cemetery. Waa a member of Legislature in 1832-36. 
Mr. Sanford 'a will dated Jan. 11, 1839, proved Apr. 16, 1840, givea 
his property to the children of his brother, Giles, of Albany, N. Y., 
and Zahnon, of Weatport, Ct., also to his niece, Lydia Ann Sanford, 
of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. {Bedding Pro. Bee. Vol. 1, p. 16.) 

1227. + Zalmon, b. Aug. 17, 1803; d. Mar. 22, 1858; m. Caroline Peck. 

499. EUNICE^ SANFORD {same descent as 494) b. Apr. 
23, 1772, Redding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 6, 1805, buried in Redding, Ct. ; 
m. Aug. 18, 1793, Rev. Aaron Hunt, b. Mar. 28, 1768, East Chester, 
N. Y., d. Apr. 25, 1858. 

They had four children. 

' 1228. ZalmonT Hunt, d. young. 
1229.+ Joseph Drake Hunt, b. Dec. 12, 1796; d. Feb. 6, 1864; m. Clarissa 
Benton. 

1230. Phebe Hunt, b. Dec. 19, 1800; d. Jan. 29, 1829; m. Rev Aaron Sanford 

Hill (See S930). 

1231. William Hunt, b. Aug. 27, 1804; d. Dec. 2, 1855; m. Sept. 14, 1831, 

Jane Beadle, dau. of William and Juliana (Benton) Germoud^ b. 
Dec. 29, 1812, Washington, N. Y.; d. Jan. 28, 1892, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Mr. Hunt resided in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

512. LAZARUS" BEACH, JR. {Lydia 169, Lemuel 59, Eze- 
kiel 9, Ezekiel 2, TJiomas 1) b. Dec. 1, 1760, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 
28, 1816, N. Y. C. ; m. Aug. 19, 1797, at Bridgeport, Ct. ; Polly Hall, 
widow of Dr. Chas. A. Hall, b. Feb. 15, 1764; d. Aug., 1824. 

They had four children, all born in Bridgeport, Ct. 

1232. Son7, b. Nov. 29, 1798; d. Nov. 29, 1798. 

1233.+Fanny Beach, b. Mar. 30, 1800; d. Mar. 14, 1868; m. (1) .Jame'i Ladd ; 

m. (2) WUliam Whitehead. 
1234.+Caroline Beach, b. Dec_ 20, 1801; d. Apr. 9, 1837; m. Augustin AverilL 
1235.+Catherine Beach, b. Oct. 12, 1805; d. Nov. 3, 1866; m. Thomas Underhill. 

515. HANNAH" BEACH {same descent as 512) b. Apr. 11, 
1767, Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. 25, 1814; m. Jan. 29, 1786, Philo, 



200 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

son of Daniel Lyon of Weston, Ct., b. Oct. 29, 1764, d. Apr. 12, 1813. 
They had nine children. 

1236. HenryT Lyon, b. Nov. 16, 1786; d. Dec. 30, 1873, Eedding Eidge, Ct.; 

m. Esther Taylor. 

1237. Lazanis Lyon, b. Oct. 16, 1788; d. Mar 18, 1810. 

1238. Infant, b. Jan. 13, 1792; d. same day. 

1239. Ziba Lyon, b. Jan. 10, 1793 ; d. Sept. 4, , Utiea, N. T. ; m. Minerva 

Nichols; no children. 
I240.+Philo Lyon, Jr., b. Aug. 24, 1794; d. May, 7, 1839; m. Lucy Starr. 
I241.+Isaac Beach Lyon, b. Apr. 24, 1796; d. July 4, 1837; m. Julia Hibbard. 

1242. Infant, b. Oct. 10, 1798; d. Nov. 11, 1798. 

1243. Lydia Lyon, b. Nov., 1799; d. Feb. 3, 1816. 

1244. Philemon Lyon, b. July 28, 1802; d. Dec. 23, 1857, Utica, N. Y. ; m. 

Eliza Ann Lewis; d. July 4, 1895, Utica, N. Y. No children. 
{Taken from an old Bible owned by Ziba Lyon.) 

516. EUNICE" BEACH {same descent as 512) b. Sept. 23, 
1769, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 19, 1822, New Haven, 111.; m. 
Jonathan, son of Seth and Elizabeth (Mallory) Hull, b. Oct. 25, 
1763, d. Dec. 1, 1820. 

They had three children. 

1245.+Lemuel Beach^ Hull, b. Apr. 10, 1792; d. Oct. 22, 1843; m. Polly 

"Waterbury. 
1246. Eleanor Hull, b. May 20, 1794; d. Sept. 21, 1814. 
1247.+Seth Hull, b. July 13, 1796; d. Apr. 1835; m. Nabby Eveleth. 

517. ISAAC" BEACH {same descent as 512) b. May 19, 
1773, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 20, 1822, Alexander, N. T. ; m. (1) 
Dec. 7, 1794, Elizabeth SiUiman of Easton, Ct, b. Dec. 11, 1769, 
d. Feb. 14, 1796; m. (2) Sept. 26, 1797, Redding Ct, Hannah, 
dau. of Andrew Lane and Hannah (Lyon) Hill, b. Jan. 7, 1776, d. 
May, 1846. 

He had six children by second marriage, all bom in Redding, 
Ct. 

1248. Betsey ■f Beach, b. Nov. 12, 1798; d. Sept. 1, 1846, Eedding, Ct.; unm. 
1249.+Lydia Beach, b. Feb. 27, 1800; d. May 3, 1871; m. James Hawley. 
1250.+Charles Beach, b. Nov. 27, 1801; d. Mar. 14, 1864; m. Lucy Peck. 

1251. WyUis Beach, b. Aug. 20, 1803; d. Feb. 3, 1851, Eedding, Ct.; unm. 

1252. Lazarus Beach, b. July 28, 1805; d. Sept. 20, 1850, Eedding, Ct.; m. 

May 14, 1829, at Eedding, Ct., Betsey, dau. of Joel and Esther 
(Seymour) Foster, b. Jan. 6, 1811, Eedding, Ct. No children. 
1253.-f-l3aac Beach, Jr., b. July 14, 1808; d. .July, 10, 1862; m. Mary Winton. 

519. LEIVITJEL" SANFORD {Lemuel 170, Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 
9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 18, 1769, Redding Centre, Ct. ; d. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 201 



Dec. 1, 1831, m. Jan. 1, 1795, (Sarah) Mary, dau. of Esq. Heron, 
b. Nov. 3, 1768, Redding, Ct., d. Dec. 6, 1832. He was educated 
at President Dwight's famous academy on Greenfield Hill, settled 
in Redding Centre on the farm now owned by Albert Gorham. 
He was a man of much ability and prominent in towii affairs. 
Was a deaoQn in the Cong, church for many years. He was a 
member of the Legislature in the years 1807-8-9-10-12-13-14. Mr. 
- Sanford is buried in the Old Cemetery at Redding, Ct. 

"He was in the universal judgment a man of sound under- 
standmg, of solid and intelligent piety and of unbending integrity. 
As he lived so he died in the faith and hope of the Gospel." 

They had two children. 

1254.-|-JuUaT, b. Sept. 7, 1797; d. June 8, 1858; m. Rev. Thomas Daviea. 
1255.-f-Mar7 Heron, b. Apr. 21, 1801; d. June 4, 1832; m. Dr. Nehemiah Perry. 

521. ^LIRY* SANFORD {same descent as 519) b. May 18, 
1776, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 29, 1798 ; m. March 27, 1796, Dr. Thomas 
Peck, d. May 29, 1798. 

They had two children. 

1256. Sophia^ Peck, b. AprU 26, 1797; m. Col. Burr, of Redding, Ct. No 

children. 

1257. Aaron Burr Peck. 

523. JOxNATHAN RUSSELL* SANFORD {same descent as 
519) b. Feb. 11, 1782, Redding Centre; d. Aug. 21, 1858; m Oct. 17, 
1808, Maria, dau. of Dr. Thomas Davies, b. 1791, Sherman, Ct., d! 
May 25, 1869. In June, 1808, he was appointed Town Clerk and 
Treasurer, and held those offices until his death, a period of half a 
century. He also filled the office of Judge of Probate for several 
years, besides representing his native town in 1815-20 and 1831 in 
state legislature. His will, dated Feb. 18, 1856, probated Sept. 29, 
1858, bequeathes to his wife and children. 

They had five children, all born in Redding, Centre, Ct 

1258. AmandaT, b. Feb. 23, 1810; d. Oct. 20, 1866; unm. 

1259. Maria, b. Sept. 16, 1815; d. Nov. 18, 1815. 

1260. -f Lemuel, b. Sept. 18, 1816; d. June 9, 1890; m. Abby Hill. 

1261. -I- Jonathan RusseU, b. Oct. 25, 1819; d. Feb. 28, 1897; m. Clarissa Read. 

1262. -f Thomas, b. Sept. 27, 1823; d. Apr. 1, 1880; m. Charlotte Hewitt. 

526. BENJAMIN" SANFORD {Ezekiel 171, Lemuel 59, Eze- 
kiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 17, 1768, Redding, Ct. ; d. ab. 
1856, Germantown, N. Y. ; m. Sarah, dau. of Col. David Oimstead, 



202 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

of Ridgefield, Ct. Col. Benjamin Sanford lived for a few years 
in Ridgefield, Ct., then removed to Onondaga County, N. Y., then 
to Philadelphia, Pa., and afterwards to Germantown, N. T. He 
built the mills at Jamesville, Onondaga County, N. Y., in 1803. 
{Clarke's Hist, of Onondaga Co., p. 234.) Was in 27th Brigade in 
1812. Rank, Brig. Major. 

They had three children, all born in Ridgefield, Ct. 

1262a. William HeniyT, b. May 4, 1794. 

1262b. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 12, 1796; d. Dec. 1822, Columbia, S. C, ag. 26. 
Graduate of Yale College, Class of 1815. His home was then in 
JameaviUe, N. Y. He became quite a writer — was editor of the 
"Edecdic" Magazine at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1819. 

1263. Benjamin, b. Mar. 15, 1798. (Bidgefield V. S. p. 85.) 

528. MOLLIE* SANFORD {same descent as 526) b. Aug. 
16, 1774, Boston District, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 24, 1814, buried 
in Umpawaug — "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord" — ; 
m. John Drew of Weston, Ct, d. 1862, Sheboygan, Wis. (He 
married (2) Hannah Rowland.) 

They had five children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

1264.+Ezekiel Sanford^ Drew, b. Oct. 13, 1803; d. 1875; m. Minerva Barnum. 
1265.+Edwin Starr Drew, b. Apr. 10, 1804; d. Sept. 10, 1886; m. Permelia 

Eockwell. 
1266.+Abbe7 Drew, b. Apr. 26, 1809; d. July 25, 1870; m. Backus Culver. 

1267. Laura Drew, m. 1832, Charles Janes, of Wilton, Ct.; she died at an 

early age.. 

1268. Mary Drew, b. Apr. 19, 1813; d. Mar. 17, 1903, Amenia, N. Y.; m. Nov. 

6, 1867, Ambrose Mygatt, of Amenia, N. Y. ; d. July 6, 1884. No 
children. They resided at Amenia, N. Y. 

531. ABIGAIL STARR" SANFORD {same descent as 326) 
b. Nov. 10, 1779, Boston Dist., Redding, Ct. ; d. July 13, 1813, 
Albany, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 14, 1797, Benjamin Gregory of Wilton, Ct., 
b. July 27, 1779, d. Mar. 19, 1842, Albany, N. Y. Mr. Gregory was 
a freeman of Redding, April, 1798. 

They had six children, all except James bom in Redding, Ct. 

1269. Walter^ Gregory, b. Jan. 9, 1798; d. May 16, 1802. 

1270. 4- Dudley Sanford Gregory, b. Feb. 5, 1800; d. Dec. 8, 1874; m. Ann Lyon. 
1271. + Walter Gregory, b. Jan. 28, 1803; d. Sept. 21, 1857; m. (1) Amanda 

Kelly; m. (2) Miss Vanderheyden. 
1272.4-Benjamin Pitt Gregory, b. Mar. 12, 1805; d. Aug. 23, 1848;.m. Ann 

Schafer. 
1273.+Clara Bartlett Gregory, b. Sept. 16, 1807; d. July 28, 1845; m. George 

Catlin. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 203 



1274.4- James Gilbert Gregory, b. Feb. 13, 1811; d. Oct. 7, 1865; m. EUza 



532. CLARISSA" SANFORD (same descent as -526) b. Feb. 
23, 1786, Boston Dist., Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 12, 1838 ; m. William 
Bartlett, d. Dec. 10, 1824, aged 41 yrs. 

They had three children. 

1275.+William S^. Bartlett, b. Jan. 23, 1809; d. Nov. 6, 1881; m. Jane 
ReTDolds. 

1276. Henry Bartlett, b. 1812; d. Dee. 27, 1832. 

1277. Clarissa Bartlett, b. 1821; d. May 11, 1863; m. Dr. Thomas Wade of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

533. EZEKIEL« JACKSON (Anna 172, Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 
9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 20, 1763, Redding, Ct. ; m. Apr. 30, 
1786, Hannah Gray. 

They had six children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

1278. Anna' Jackson, b. Dec. 21, 1786. 

1279. Hiram Jackson, b. Apr. 22, 1788. 

1280. Samuel Jackson, b. Dec. 29, 1789. 

1281. Clarissa Jackson, b. Dec. 25, 1792. 

1282. Laura Jackson, b. Feb. 28, 1794. _ 

1283. Harriet Jackson, b. Dec. 18, 1795; m. Gideon H. Hollister, of Woodbury, 

Ct. Their son Gideon H. was the historian of Connecticut. 

546. ELI" SANFORD {Daniel 186, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 23, 1761 ; d. Apr. 3, 1833, Redding, Ct. ; 
m. (1) Nov. 16, 1786, Anna, dau. of Theophilus StebVins, ^b. 1762, 
Redding, Ct., d. Aug. 27, 1806, ag. 43 years; m. (2) Rebecca, d. 
Dec. 19, 1843, ag. 72 yrs. The three are buried in Urapawaug 
Cemetery. An Eli Sanford served in Capt. James Clark's Co. July, 
1779, on an expedition for the defense of Fairfield, Norwalk, and 
Danbury, who is believed to have been this Eli. {Conn. Historical 
Society Picblications.) 

He was made a Freeman of Redding in Sept., 1784. In the 
distribution of Eli Sanford 's estate, Sept. 9, 1833, are mentioned 
widow Rebecca, children, Esther, Mrs. Aaron Perry, Daniel S., 
Maria, wife of John Couch, Jeremiah and Noah H. 

He had four children by first, and one by second marriage. 

1284.+EstherT, b. Aug. 15, 1787; d. 1867; m. David Perry. 

1285.4-Daniel Stebbins, b. Dec. 11, 1795; d. Jan. 17, 1872; m. (1) Elizabeth 
Hanford; m. (2) Sarah Merwin. 



204 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY 

1286. Ann Maria, b. Oct. 31, 180O; d. 1860; m. May 19, 1822, John, son of 
Thomas and Mary (Sanford) Couch. No children. 

12S7. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 21, 1806; d. Oct. 1, 1840. Buried in Umpawaug 
Cemetery. 

1288. Noah, H., b. 1811; d. Oct. 14, 1839. Buried in Umpawaug Cemetery. 

548. ELIAS« SANFORD {Seth 187, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 18, 1760, Redding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 7, 1831, 
Bethel, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 31, 1786, Hannah Youngs, b. Apr. 29, 1760, 
Stamford (?), Ct. ; d. Apr. 20, 1856, Bethel, N. Y. Mr. Sanford 
was buried in Fulton Cemetery. He was one of the earliest settlers 
in that section of Sullivan County. James Fulton, a native of 
Scotland, came in with him. Mr. Sanford was a patriot of the 
Revolution. A Freeman of Redding, Ct., in Sept., 1790. 

They had seven children. 

1289. 4- Jeremiah", b. Dec. 15, 1787; d. Jan. 7, 1814; m. Martha Bamum. 
1290.+Eebekah, b. Aug. 10, 1789; d. Dec. 9, 1869; m. Montgomery Fulton. 

1291. + Hiram, b. Apr. 21, 1794; d. Oct. 10, 1855; m. Phebe Warren. 

1292. Lyman, b. Apr. 21, 1794, Redding, Ct.; lived twelve hours. 

1293. PoUy, b. Apr. 21, 1794, Redding, Ct., d. Nov. 12, 1804. 
1294.+Philo, b. June 10, 1797; d. Sept. 24, 1866; m. Hannah Warren. 

1295. Julia, b. Apr. 12, 1800, Bethel, N. Y.; d. May 18, 1883, Bethel, N. Y.; 
unm. {Redding T. R. Vol. p. T7S.) 

550. JOEL« SANFORD {same descent as 548) b. Jan. 27, 
1766, Redding, Ct. ; m. May 1, 1788, Huldah Griffin. He was a 
Freeman of Redding, Sept., 1795. 

' They had four children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1296.+Hudson7, b. Aug. 18, 1789; d. Aug. 31, 1824; m. Betsey Little. 

1297. Harry, b. Nov. 29, 1792; d. unm. 

1298. Betsey, b. Sept. 26, 1795. 

1299. Lena, b. Mar. 15, 1798. 

551. ELIJAH* SANFORD {same descent as 348) b. Aug. 
20, 1768, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 3, 1833, Danbury, Ct. ; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Nathaniel Starr, b. Nov. 20, 1775, Danbury, Ct. ; d. Feb. 3, 
1833, Danbury, Ct. 

Elijah Sanford was a prominent citizen of Danbury, Ct., and 
a man of fine Christian character. He was a member of the First 
Congregational Church and financial manager of the same up to 
his death, when he left money to the church for a perpetual fund. 
He was a director in the Danbury branch of the Fairfield County 
Bank. He was partner in a tanning and manufacturing business. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 205 

The Sanford Homestead is the house now known as the Pahquisque 
House or Hotel, on Danbury Main St. 

They had three children, all bom in Danbury, Ct. 

1300. + Elia8 StarrT, b. June 2, 1794; d. Jan. 8, 1865; m. Elizabeth Wilcox. 

1301. Sarina, b. Jan. 29, 1800; d. Mar. 18, 1834; Danbury, Ct.; m. 1823, 

Thomas Pitman. No children. 
1302. 4- Frederick Burr, b. Apr. 25, 1805; d. Dec. 27, 1879; m. Eveline Nichols. 

552. SAMTJEL« SANFORD {same descent as 548) b. Jan. 

27, 1771 ; m. . 

They had four children. 

I303.+HarrietT, b. Mar. 26, 1798; d. May 16, 1849; m. Noah Pierson. 

1304. + George, d. Newark, N. J. 

1305. + Caroline, m. Daniel Edmonds. 

1306.+Legrand, b. about 1808; d. Mar. 7, 1845; m. Eliza Edmonds. 

553. SETH« SANFORD {same descent as 548) b. July 7, 
1773, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 27, 1821, Redding, Ct. Buried in 
Umpawaug; m. (1) Oct. 8, 1803, Sarah Couch, b. Sept. 18, 1779, 
Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. 7, 1809. Buried in Umpawaug; m. (2) May 

28, 1809, Esther Couch, b. Dec. 14, 1783, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 12, 
1867. Buried in Umpawaug. Mrs. Esther Sanford was appointed 
guardian to her daughters Betsey Ann, Sally Mary, and Eliza Jane, 
Feb. 19, 1822, and later Billy Comstock, Eli Sanford and Daniel 
Sanford were appointed their guardians. {Bedding Pro. Rec.) 

He had two children by first and three by second marriage, 
all born in Redding, Ct. 

1307. MaryT, b. July 21, 1804; d. Oct. 7, 1812. Buried in Umpwaug. 
1308.+Ebenezer Burr, b. June 21, 1806; d. Sept. 2, 1869; m. Sarah Coueh. 
1309. + Sally Mary, b. Dec. 30, 1813; d. Oct. 3, 1881; m. Edwin Wheeler. 
1310.4-Betsey Ann, b. Jan. 22, 1816; d. Dec. 3, 1889; m. Gould Sears. 
I311.+Eliza Jane, b. July 14, 1819; d. Aug. 7, 1888; m. Orson Warner. 

557. MOXiLY* SANFORD {David 189, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 15, 1771, Redding, Ct; d. Nov. 27, 
1858 Redding Ct. ; m. Mar. 17, 1790, Joel Merchant, b. May 1, 
1762, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 24, 1844. Buried in Umpawaug. He was 
a Revolutionary soldier and his wife received a pension for his ser- 
vices until her death. {W. E. Grummxin's Rev. Soldiers of Red- 
ding, Ct.) 

They had eight children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 
1312.-fClarreyT Merchant, b. Dec. 16, 1791; d. Patterson, N. T.; m. Hezekiah 
Coneh. 



206 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

I313.+Betsey Merchant, b. Jan. 29, 1794; d. May 6, 1875; m. Edward Couch. 

13 14. + Cortes Merchant, b. June 9, 1797; d. Nov. 24, 1874; m. Eebecca Prock- 

well. 

1315. + Orson Merchant, b. Dec. 16, 1799; d. Jan. 7, 1874. 
I316.+Edward Merchant, b. July 29, 1806; d. Sept. 24, 1877. 
I317.+Eliza Ann Merchant, b. Nov. 15, 1808; d. Dec. 12, 1897; m. Alva 

Sherwood. 
1318.-fAsher Sanford Merchant, b. May 18, 1811; d. Aug. 4, 1884; m. Sarah 

Haviland. 
1319. George Merchant, b. Feb. 13, 1814; d. June 10, 1896, Bedding, Ct.; umn. 

559. CAPT. DANIEL" SANFORD {same descent as 557) 
b. Jan. 1, 1776, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 21, 1857. Buried in Umpa- 
waug; m. (1) Dec. 14, 1799, Olive Morehouse, b. July 4, 1779, 
Bridgeport, Ct. ; d. Oct. 9, 1812, Redding, Ct., ag. 33 yrs. Buried 
in Umpawaug; m. (2) 1814, Cinderella Bradley Chapman, b. June 
24, 1783, Fairfield, Ct.,d. Dec. 19, 1867, ag. 84 years. Buried in 
Umpawaug. {Redding T. R., Vol. 2, p. S. 77.) Capt. Sanford and 
his sons Marvin and Moses attended church at the Old Congrega- 
tional Meetinghouse before it was torn down in 1836. {Hist, of 
Redding.) 

He served in the "War of 1812. 

He had two children by each marriage, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

1320.+David?, b. Jan. 25, 1799; d. June 19, 1860; m. Esther Staples. 
I321.+Emily, b. June 24, 1809; d. Sept. 1906; m. Alonson Coley. 
1322.+Marvin Chapman, b. Oct. 6, 1816; d. Aug. 1, 1890; m. Eliza Burr. 
1323.+Mo8e8 Bradley, b. April 17, 1818; d. Dec. 5, 1874; m. Mary Haviland. 

560. 'SARAH« SANFORD {same descent as 557) b. Feb. 18, 
1778, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 24, 1839; m. March 9, 1793, James 
Bouton, b. Feb. 18, 1764 ; d. June 7, 1843. 

They had eleven children. 

1324. David S^. Bouton, b. Aug. 2, 1794; d. Nov. 21, 1829. 

1325. Betsey Bouton, b. Aug. 28, 1796; d. Dec. 15, 1884; m. Feb. 28, 1832, 

Doolittle. 

1326. Gould C. Bouton, b. Jan. 28, 1799; d. Aug. 28, 1803. 

1327. Orrin Lee Bouton, b. Nov. 14, 1801; d. July 2, 1803. 

1328. Orrin Gould Bouton, b. Mar. 31, 1804; d. July 5, 1832. 

1329. Lucretia Bouton, b. Oct. 24, 1806; d. Nov. 26, 1806. 

1330. Zalmon Lacey Bouton, b. June 14, 1808. 

1331. James Avery Bouton, b. Feb. 19, 1811; d. Sept. 25, 1812. 
1332. + James Daniel Bouton, b. Nov. 19, 1812; d. Nov. 27, 1867. 

1333. Sarah Ann Bouton, b. Mar. 18, 1815; m. Dec. 30, 1846, Rev. William 

Smith. 

1334. Esther Abiah Bouton, b. Sept. 13, 1820; d. Nov. 15, 1845. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 207 

566. URIAH" SANFORD {Samuel 191, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 
9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 18, 1768, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 35, 
1838; m. Eunice ; d. July 6, 1834. 

They had three children. 

1335. Samuel^, b. 1814; d. Aug. 2, 1834. 

1336. Sarah Caroline, b. about 1823. 

1337. Thomas. 

569. MABEL C." SANFORD [same descent as 566) b. Dec. 
7, 1774, New Milford, Ct. ; m. June 18, 1797, Joel Baldwin, b. Oct. 
29, 1772. 

They had four children. 

1338. SamuelT Baldwin. 

1339. Stanley Sanford Baldwin. 

1340. Minerva Baldwin, m. Charles Riggs. 

1341. Mabel Baldwin. 

570. SARAH« SANFORD {same descent as 566) b. Aug. 
27, 1777, New Milford, Ct. ; m. Jabez Bristol. 

They had three children. 

1342. UriahT Bristol. 

1343. Susan Bristol. 

1344. Alonzo Bristol. 

573. ANNA« SANFORD {Ezra 194, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 12, 1782, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 23, 
1851, Kortright, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 25, 1800, David Keeler, b. Nov. 16, 
1779, Ridgefield, Ct. ; d. June 1, 1861, Kortright, N. Y. In 1801, 
they settled in Kortright, N. Y. 

They had twelve children, all bom in Kortright, N. Y. 

1345. DavidT Keeler, b. Oct. 20, 1801; unm. in 1873. 

1346.+Ezra Keeler, b. May 30, 1803; d. Jan. 2, 1869; m. (1) Mary Sherwood; 
m. (2) Jane Burridge. 

1347. Abigail Keeler, b. Apr. 28, 1805; d. Oct. 8, 1868, Kortright, N. Y.; unm. 

1348. Arvilla Keeler, b. May 22, 1807; d. Mar. 19, 1842, Kortright, N. Y. 

unm. 
1349.+Ward Keeler, b. Sept. 4, 1809; d. Sept. 19, 1871; m. Barbara 

Kimbrough. 
1350.+Stephen Sanford Keeler, b. Jan. 17, 1812; d. Mar. 3, 1864; m. Amelia 

North. 
I351.+Burr Keeler, b. Apr. 20, 1814; m. Jane O'Neill. 

1352. Emily Keeler, b. Feb. 18, 1818; d. Aug. 1, 1863, Delhi, N. Y.; unm. 

1353. Esther Ann Keeler, b. Sept. 6, 1820; unm. 



208 THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 

1354. Ira Bela Keeler, b. May 17, 1823; d. Jan. 2, 1869, Greenwich, N. T.; 

m. Jan. 20, 1852, Jane, dau. of Lyman and Christiana (Fenton) 
Lawgon, of Axgyle, N. Y.; b. Jan. 25, 1827; d. Sept. 2, 1868, Green- 
wich, N. Y. No children. 

1355. Adelia Maria Keeler b. July 3, 1825; unm. 

1356. + Sarah Ann Keeler, b. Mar. 27, 1827; d. May 11, 1869; m. Andrew 

Adair. 

576. IRA« SANFORD {same descent as 573) b. Sept. 6, 1796, 
Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 6, 1868; nx (1) Lois Pierce; m. (2) Mariah 
VanVleet. 

He had two children by each marriage. 

1357. Andrew J.t, b. about 1830; d. about 1890; m. . No children. 

1358. Louis N., b. June 24, 1832; d. July, 1896; m. Oct., 1864, Katherina 

Lott. No children. 

1359. Ezra, b. 1839; d. 1S59. 
1360.+Lucy, m. John Crippen. 

579. CYRUS" SANFORD {same descent as 573) b. Aug. 25, 
1800, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 22, 1852 ; m. Oct. 7, 1826, Sarah Hub- 
bell, d. Feb. 4, 1882. 

They had three children. 

I361.+E8ther Ann?, b. Oct. 20, 1827; d. Feb. 15, 1886; m. Morgan Van 

Nortwick. 
1362.+Sarah A., b. Oct. 20, 1832; d. Nov. 2, 1882; m. Dorman Schuyler. 
1363.+Bela E., b. May 10, 1840; d. Mar. 8, 1874; m. Margaret Putnam. 

583. BELA" SANFORD {same descent as 573) b. Mar. 4, 
1809, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 16, 1876, Dix, N. Y. ; m. Theodocia 
Shutts. Her res. is in Wis. Mr. Sanford with his mother, a 
maiden sister, and several brothers removed from the state of 
Connecticut^ to the town of Catlin (now Dix) in Chemung Co. 
(now Schuyler) in the year 1835-6 and to the premises where he 
died. Through industry, frugality and capacity he became one of 
the leading and prominent men of his locality. For nearly thirty 
years, first as clerk and subsequently as justice of the peace, he 
was a member of the board of the town of Dix. In early life he 
became a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a kind, 
thoughtful man and died respected by all who knew him. 

They had one child. 

1364. + Omar J.t, b. Mar. 25, 1850; m. Cora Wood. 

584. AMELIA" SANFORD {Peter 196, Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 209 

Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 2, 1789, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 15, 1827 ; 
m. Oct. 16, 1810, Ebenezer Bradley Coley, d. Apr. 5, 1816. 

One child was 
1365.+Peter Sanford^ Coley, d. about 1890. 

589. JOHN* PL ATT {Elizabeth 197, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) bap. Feb. 5, 1752, Redding, Ct. ; m. July 7, 
1775, Elizabeth. Parmalee. 

One child was 
1366.+Daniel Gould^ Piatt, b. July 25, 1707; m. Almyra Hitchcock. 

591. JONAS^ PLATT [same descent as 589) b. 1755, Red- 
ding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 19, 1840, Pine Plains, N. T. ; m. about 1781-2, 
Lucy Mills, b. 1765, Redding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 28, 1852, Sharon, Ct. 
He was taken prisoner during the Danbury Raid in the Revolu- 
tionary War April 25, to 28, 1777, and is said to have been carried 
to New York. His name also appears among those who marched 
to Fishkill to re-inforee Gen. Putnam, during the Burgoyne Cam- 
paign in October, 1777. 

They had thirteen children. 

1367. Betsey^ Piatt, b. Feb. 22, 1783, Bedding, Ct.; m. Samuel Robinson. 
1368.+Lucy Piatt, b. Feb. 22, 1785; d. May 24, 1869; m. James Jarvis. 
1369. Daniel Piatt, b. Oct. 2, 1786, Redding, Ct.; d. Aug. 31, 1850, Westport, 

Ct. ; m. Betsey Bradley. 
1370. -t- Abigail Piatt, b. Feb. 1, 17S9; d. Oct. 1, 1861; m. Edward Leach. 
1371. Uri Piatt, b. Apr. 2, 1791; d. Feb., 1850, Wolcottville, Ct.; m. Lucy 

Ward. 
1372.-f-Sally7 Piatt, b. Apr. 23, 1793; d. Sept. 1, 1875; m. Henry Ostrum. 

1373. Harriet Piatt, b. June 13, 1795; d. Nov. 27, 1852; m. John Othic. 

1374. Hulda Piatt, b. Aug. 28, 1797 ; d. Feb. 22, 1800. 
1375.-fWimam Piatt, b. Jan. 22, 1800; d. Aug. 3, 1868; m. Polly Allen. 

1376. John L. Piatt, b. May 5, 1802; d. May 1, 1829; m. Meeker. 

1377. -I- Delia Piatt, b. May 24, 1804; d. Aug. 31, 1880; m. Landaia Lathrop. 

1378. Arba Piatt, b. May 25, 1807; d. June 24, 1886, Pine Plains, N. Y.; m. 

May 12, 1827, Betsey Ann Lacey, of New Milf ord, Ct. ; d. 1847, Pine 
Plains, N. Y. 

1379. Eveline Piatt, b. June 1, 1809; d. June 13, 1889; m. Lewis Allen, b. 

May, 1803; d. Mar. 23, 1882. 

605. DANIEL" JACKSON, JR. {Abigail 199, Ephraim 63, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1763, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 25, 
1841, Stratford, Ct. ; m. Feb. 20, 1783, Elizabeth Whitney, b. Feb. 
18, 1761 ; d. Mar. 17, 1839, Stratford, Ct. 

They are buried in the Episcopal Cemetery at Stratford. They 

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210 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

settled in Ridgefield, Ct., where they resided until 1794, when they 
removed to Redding. In 1809, they went to Stratford, where the 
remainder of their lives was spent. Mr. Jackson enlisted in the 
spring of 1778 in Capt Gates' Co., of Stratford; in 1779, in Col. 
B. Beebe's Reg. and in 1782, in Col. Samuel Webb's Reg. He 
served until the close of the was. 

They had six children, the first four all born in Ridgefield, Ct. 

1380.+BetseyT Jackson, b. Sept. 22, 1784; d. Sept. 2, 1852; m. Luther Copeley. 
13Sl.+Samuel Jackson, b. Aug. 6, 1786; d. Apr. 1, 1867; m. Elizabeth Wells. 
1382. Daniel Jackson, b. 1791; d. Aug. 16, 1829. 
1383.+"Whitney Jackson, b. 1793; d. Aug., 1860; m. Clemantine Hart. 

1384. Henry Jackson, b. 1796, Eedding, Ct. ; d. unmarried in New Orleans, 

La. He was a merchant of the firm of Jackson & Brewster, of New 
York and New Orleans, a man noted for strict integrity, thorough 
business talents and intellectual ability. His property was divided 
among his brothers, the youngest of whom, Edward, with the gener- 
osity and nobleness of heart which were distinguishing traits in his 
character, divided his portion among his brothers and sister, retain- 
ing only the watch and a miniature of his deceased brother. 

1385. Edward Jackson, b. Apr. 20, 1799, Redding, Ct.; d. July 14, 1872, 

Hamilton, Ont. ; m. Lydia Ann Sanford. {See 1412.) 

607. HANNAH^ LYON {Hannah 200, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 
9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 10, 1758; m. Apr. 22, 1775, Andrew 
Lane Hill. 

One child was 

1386. Hannah^ Hill, b. Jan. 7, 1776; d. May, 1846; m. Isaac Beach. {See 

517.) 

610. JA:\IES» SANFORD {John 201, Ephraim. 63, Ezekiel 9, 
Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 13, 1758, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 14, 
1842. Buried Redding Ridge, Ct. ; m. 1780, Sarah, dau of Lazarus 
Beach, b. Nov. 19, 1764; d. May 10, 1828. He was called "Squire 
James" and was a man of mark, as well as means. Enlisted Dee. 1, 
1778, and joined Putnam's division at Redding and served as a 
teamster under Capt. John Drew, who had charge of teams for 
Poor's Brigade. He witnessed the execution of Jones and Smith 
on Callow's Hill, Feb. 16, 1779. In April, 1779, he was in the team 
service near Fishkill, N. Y., under Capt. Simsori till June 5, 1779, 
when he was discharged, having served six months and five days. 

In Sept. of the same year he was drafted and served under 
Capt. Thomas Nash at Greens Farms till Nov. 16. In August, 1780, 
being drafted again, he served two months under Capt. Isaac 



SEVENTH GENERATION 211 

Jarvis. Again, in May, 1781, he was drafted and served two months 
under Capt. John Gray and Thomas Nash. (Conn. Men in Rev., 
p. 225, 326, 644, 662.) 

His name is not on the muster roll, but in 1841, he was on the 
pension list, as of Redding, ag. 87. His descendants even to the 
sixth generation still reside in and about Redding. The old Home- 
stead in Redding, conveyed to him by his father John in 1784, is 
still held in the family. 

They had twelve children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1387. -{-Lemuels b. Nov. 20, 1781; d. Apr. 26, 1826; m. Charlotte Piatt. 
1388.+Lydia Ann, b. Aug. 1, 1782; d. Apr. 22, 1824; m. William Shepard. 
1389.+l3aac P., b. Apr. 23, 1786; d. Mar. 30, 1832; m. (1) Betsey Chapman; 

m. (2) Marilla Chapman. 
1390.-fAlanson, b. Jan. 20, 1789; d. Jan. 10, 1824; m. Sally Gorham. 

1391. Lazarus, b. Dec. 8, 1791; d ; unm. 

1392.-f Sally, b. Dec. 15, 1794; d. Nov. 5, 1820; m. Alden Winton. 

1393. + John Beach, b. Oct. 10, 1796. 

1394.-f James, Jr., b. June 10, 1799; d. May 26, 1883; m. Eliza French. 

1395. Charles, b. Jan. 7, 1801. 

1396. Boy, b. Oct. 1, 1804. 

1397. Harriet, d. Apr. 29, 1840. 

Her will, dated Apr. 17, 1840, probated May 6, 1840, bequeathes to 
her brother James Sanford, nephew David Sanford, nieces except 
MariUa Sanford and Sally Thorpe, and to Samuel J. Collins for 
services. {Redding Fro. Bee, Vol. 1, p. 17-18.) 

1398. Maria, b. Apr. 1811; d. Mar. 28, 1824, Redding, Ct. 

611. ELI' SANFORD {same descent as 610) b. 1762, Red- 
ding, Ct. ; d. in Redding, Ct. ; m. April 22, 1792, Sarah Lyon, of 
Quaker Hill. 

They had three children. 

1399. Laura^, b. Oct. 10, 1792. 

1400. Asahel, b. Apr. 12, 1794. 

1401. Polly, b. Mar. 8, 1797. 

612. ELIZABETH* SANFORD {same descent as 610) b. 
Oct. 13, 1763, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 5, 1853, Redding, Ct. ; m. (1) 
Daniel Hill, Jr., b. Apr. 12, 1761; m. (2) Hezekiah Morgan, b. 
July 24, 1773, Newtown, Conn., d. Mar. 24, 1857, Newtovm, Ct. 

She had one child by first and three by second marriage. 

1402. John- HiU. 

1403.+Zera Morgan, b. 1797; m. Sally Underhill. 

1404.+Fanny Morgan, b. Feb. 22, 1799; d. Sept. 5, 1856; m. (1) Jeremiah 

Banks; m. (2) Sturges Fanton. 
1405.-|-Ezra Morgan, b. Feb. 21, 1801; d. June 9, 1871; m. Hannah Naat. 



212 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

613. JOHN" SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 610) b. 
Dec. 21, 1765, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 5, 1842, Redding, Ct. ; m. (1) 
17S8, Lydia, dau. of John Wheeler, of Weston, Ct., b. 1771 ; d. Nov. 
9, 1807, Redding, Ct. ; m. (2) Elizabeth Parsons, d. Nov. 23, 1848. 

His will, dated Nov. 4, 1840, proved June 21, 1842, mentions 
wife Betsey, children Ruth Duneombe, John W. Sanford, Lydia A. 
Jackson, Eli, dec. ; children of said Eli — viz. : Eliza, Lydia Ann, 
Hannah and Wm. Eli ; Betsey, wife of Aaron Lyon and her chil- 
dren; Sally, wife of Leroy Dayton and her children. {Redding 
Pro. Bee, Vol. 1, p. 100-1.) 

He had seven children by first marriage, all born in Redding, 
Ct. 

1406.-|-ElizabethT, b. Aug. 15, 1790; d. Jan. 7, 1881; m. Aaron Lyon. 
1407.+Euth, b. Aug. 22, 1792; d. May 11, 1831; m. David Buncombe. 

1408. Margaret, b. Oct. 20, 1794; m. Henry Dean. No descendants. 

1409. + Sarah, b. Jan. 25, 1797; d. Aug. 4, 1846; m. Garry Dayton. 
1410. + John Wheeler, b. May 21, 1799; d. Nov. 24, 1890; m. Altha Fanton. 
I411.-|-Eli, b. Aug. 21, 1801; d. Aug. 31, 1845; m. EmeHne Argall. 

1412. -f Lydia Ann, b. Mar. 17, 1804; d. May 5, 1875; m. Edward Jackson. 

614. STEPHEN* SANFORD {same descent as 610) b. Nov. 
24, 1769, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 20, 1848, Roxbury, Ct. ; m. Sarah 

■ Curtis, b. Sept. 5, 1771, Zoar, Ct. ; d. May 8, 1856, Roxbury, Ct. 
They had seven children. 

1413.-f-Nehemiah Curtis^, b. Oct. 29, 1792; d. June 23, 1841; m. Nancy Shelton. 
1414. Charlotte, b. Dec. 15, 1797, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan. 19, 1813, Roxbury, Ct. 
1415.-f-Phoebe, b. Jan. 20, 1800; d. Jan. 30, 1879; m. Dimon Morehouse. 
1416.+ John, b. June 3, 1803; d. Oct. 4, 1857; m. Mary Slack. 
I417.+Charle3, b. July 20, 1805; d. Aug. 10, 1848; m. (1) Emeline Oliver; 

m. (2) Charlotte Sauchy. 
I418. + Stephen, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1808; d. Dec. 4, 1888; m. Eunice Hurd. 
1419.+Nelson, b. May 15, 1810; d. Sept. 5, 1846; m. Mary Morehouse. 

615. HULDAH" SANFORD {same descent as 610) b. Aug. 
29, 1771, Redding, Ct. ; m. Oct. 25, 1787, in Redding, Lemuel Lyon. 

They had six children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1420. AaronT Lyon, m. Elizabeth Sanford. {See 1406.) 

1421. Eli Lyon, b. Jan. 9, 1790. 

1422. Simeon Lyon, b. June 13, 1792; d. Mar. 15, 1795, Redding, Ct. 

1423. Suse Lyon, b. Jan. 10, 1795; m. WiUiam Piatt, of Newto^Ti, Ct. 

1424. + Rebecca Ann Lyon, b. Jan. 11, 1799; d. Jan. 23, 1877; m. Curtis Fanton. 

1425. Alanson Lyon. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 213 

616. EPHRAIM* SANFORD {same descent as 610) b. 1775, 
Redding, Ct. ; d. 1808, Redding, Ct. ; m. 1796, Sally, dau. of Jarvis 
Piatt. He was killed in a runaway accident between New Haven 
and Torrington, where he was a merchant. 

They had four children. 

1426.+Ephraim M.ix', b. Jan. 15, 1797; d. May 1, 1871; m. Eebecca Lacy. 
1427. + Anna, b. May 8, 1799; d. Aug. 12, 1889; m. (1) Sherman Barber; m. 

(2) Augustus Adams. 
1428.+ Jarvis P., b. June 15, 1801; d. Mar. 8, 1847; m. (2) Clarissa Burt. 
1429.+Alosia, b. July 1, 1803; d. Jan. 30, 1889; m. (1) Luman Oviatt; m. 

(2) Hosea Crandall. 

622. EPHRAIIVP SANFORD {Oliver 202, Ephraim 63, Eze- 
Jciel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 19, 1771, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 
20, 1834, Redding, Ct. Buried in Hill Cemetery, m. Dee. 22, 1795, 
Molly Bun-, dau. of Gershom Bradley, b. Mar. 12, 1777, Weston, 
Ct. ; d. Nov. 28, 1860, Redding, Ct. Buried in Hill Cemetery. He 
built the first carriage factory in Redding and was succeeded in 
business in 1820 by his two sons David and Enoch A. , 

Mrs. Sanford's will, dated Dec. 24, 1853, probated Dec. 13, 
1860, bequeathes to her children, grand and great grandchildren. 
{Redding Pro. Rec, Vol. 3 p. 524-5-6.) 

They had seven children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1430. Marietta^, b. Dec. 19, 1796; d. July 14, 1843; m. Henry Jarvis. 
I431.+David, b. Nov. 15, 1798; d. Nov. 23, 1834; m. Armoziah Bates. 
1432. + Enoch Augustus, b. Aug. 9, 1800; d. June 30, 1870; m. Eliza Barlow. 
143'3.+Deborah, b. July 28, 1803; d. Sept. 22, 1885; m. Joel Barlow. 
1434.+Mary, b. May 27, 1805; d. Mar. 31, 1891; m. Samuel Collins. 
1435.+Gershom Bradley, b. June 11, 1807; d. Sept. 3, 1882; m. Esther 
Wheeler. 

1436. + Daniel P., b. Aug. 31, 1809; d. Oct. 16, 1884; m. Lydia Bennett. 

623- ABIGAIL^ SANFORD {same descent as 622) b. Dec. 
11, 1773, Redding, Ct. ; d. in North Salem, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 27, 1799, 
Josiah Canfield. 

They had five children. 

1437. May7 Canfield, b. May 9, 1801. 

1438. Harry Canfield. 

1439. Nelson Canfield. 

1440. Betsey Canfield. 

1441. Abigail Canfield. 

{Bedding T. E., Vol. S, p. 99.) 



214 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

625. LEVP SANFORD {same descent as 622) b. Oct. 6, 
1777, Redding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 2, 1845, Weston, Ct. ; m. Sept. 13, 1801, 
Abigail Alice Fitch, b. July 19, 1776 ; d. July 11, 1868. 

'Mr. Sanford with his brothers, David and Oliver C, continued 
the iron business at "Weston. They made iron from the ore. During 
the War of 1812 they sold a quantity to the U. S. Government, which 
was transported to New London by ox teams. 

They had four children, all bom in Weston, Ct. 

1442.+Frederick Augustus^, b. May 13, 1802; d. Nov. 7, 1825; m. Maria 
Bradley. 

1443. Mason Fitch, b. Oct. 4, 1803; d. July 31, 1827. Graduate of Yale 

College. 

1444. David C, b. Nov. 11, 1806; d. Aug. 11, 1809, Weston, Ct. 
1445.4-William 0., b. Apr. 6, 1818; d. Oct. 12, 1905; m. Lydia Wheeler. 

627. BETSEY" SANFORD {same descent as 622) b. Nov. 
25, 1782, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 19, 1864; m. Nov. 16, 1802, Nathan 
Jarvis, Jr., of Norwalk, Ct. 

They had eleven children. 

1446.+FTederick Sanford^ Jarvis, b. Nov. 25, 1803; d. Apr. 27, 1881; m. 

Nancy Taylor. 
1447.+Mary Ann Jarvis, b. Oct. 6, 1805; d. Mar. 29, 1876; m. Samuel Church. 
1448. + Elizabeth Jarvis, b. Sept. 11, 1807; m. Solomon Taylor. 

1449. Jane Maria Jarvis, b. Nov. 25, 1808; d. Oct. 16, 1867; unm. 

1450. William Henry Jarvis, b. June 6, 1810; d. Aug. 12, 1813. 
I451.+Esther Lucretia Jarvis, b. Feb. 4, 1813; d. Aug. 24, 1893; m. William 

St. Jokn. 
1452.4-Eachel Jarvis, b. Jan. 29, 1815; d. Apr. 28, 1892; m. Bradley Banks. 
1453. + William Oliver Jarvis, b. Nov. 28, 1816; d. Apr. 25, 1847; m. Sarah 

Mitchell. 

1454. Catharine Jarvis, b. Sept. 12, 1818; d. June 29, 1883; unm. 

1455. John Henry .Jarvis, b. Mar. 18, 1821; d. May 7, 1896; m. Oct. 1, 1884, 

Julia Lamb. 
1456.+Charles Jarvis, b. Aug. 19, 1826; deceased; m. Margaret Baker. 

628. OLIVER COLEY" SANFORD {same descent as 622) 
b. Apr. 29, 1785, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 31, 1870; m. (1) Polly 
Gould; m. (2) widow Peck. 

Mr. Sanford served as Captain in the War of 1812. He was 
a prominent man in the town of Weston. Was a representative in 
the Legislature in 1814-17-18-19-20-25- to 35, besides holding many 
local offices. 

He had one child. 
1457.-|-David7, m. Sarah Jarvis. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 215 

629. LORRAINE" SANFORD {same descent as 622) b. 
Sept. 3, 1787, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 3, 1871, Redding, Ct ; m. Jan. 
1, 1804, Gurdon Bartram, b. Sept. 21, 1776, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 
12, 1845, Redding, Ct. 

Mr. Bartram was a member of Assembly in 1830. 

They had twelve children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1458.+Aaron Eead^ Bartram, b. Nov. 15, 1804; d. Nov. 1, 1880; m. Harriet 
Bates. 

1459. + Lucy Ann Bartram, b. Aug. 27, 1806; d. June 27, 1905; m. Milo Lee. 

1460. + Barney Bartram, b. Sept. 20, 1808; d. June 25, 1878; m. Laura Culver. 
1461.+Coley Bartram, b. Nov. 1, 1810; d. Nov. 3, 1877; m. Malvina Adams. 
1462.+Betsey Bartram, b. May 23, 1813; d. Feb. 6, 1875; m. Ebenezer Wilson. 
1463. Oliver S. Bartram, b. July 11, 1815; d. July 23, 1816, Redding, Ct. 
1464.+Daniel Sanford Bartram, b. Jan. 14, 1818; d. Dec. 28, 1904; m. Eliza 

Godfrey. 
1465. Ephraim Bartram, b. Mar. 26, 1820; d. July 31, 1827, Redding, Ct. 
1466.+Levi W. Bartram, b. Apr. 25, 1822; 'd. July 19, 1903; m. (1) Sarah 

Haynes; m. (2) Armenia Weeks. 
1467.+Frederick A. Bartram, b. Sept. 13, 1824; d. May 14, 1895; m. Amelia 

Burr. 
1468.+Mary B. Bartram, b. July 16, 1827; d. Dec. 19, 1889; m. Rufus Banks. 
1469. Julia Bartram, b. Sept. 30, 1829; m. May 6, 1875, Myron Haynes. No 

children. Residence, Bridgeport, Ct. 

635- EPHRAIIVP SANFORD, JR. {Ephraim 206, Ephraim 
63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 1, 1775, Redding, Ct. ; d. 
May 16, 1844, Canada ; m. Aug. 22, 1810, Ann Rea, b. Nov. 3, 1789, 
Canada; d. Dec. 15, 1836. Mr. Sanford went to Canada with his 
father and settled there. 

They had four children, all born in Canada. 

1469.A ReaT, b. May 25, 1811; d. Oct. 26, 1814. 
1470.+Sidney Morehouse, d. Dec. 13, 1813; m. Sarah Thompson. 
1471. John Rea, b. July 6, 1815; d. Jan. 1, 1816. 
1472.+Mary, b. Aug. 21, 1816; d. 1848; m. James Smith. 

(Eecord copied from Ephraim Sanford's Bible.) 

636. JOHN'^ SANFORD {same desceyit as 635) b. 1779; m. 
Elizabeth Boston, of Canada. 
They had two children. 

1473. ThomasT, b. Dec. 18, 1818, Canada; m. (1) 1848, Mary Thorp, d. 1862; 

m. (2) 1864, Frances M. Johnson, d. 1877. No children. He 
resided in Cleveland, O., in 1885. 

1474. William Nichols, b. 1821. 



216 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



639. STURGES« SANFORD {Augustus 207, Ephraim 63, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 3, 1777, Redding, Ct. d. 
Jime 4, 1S51. Buried in Amenia Cemetery; m. (1) Mar. 10, 1798, 
Sarah Read, b. 1778 ; d. Feb. 16, 1816, ag. 38 yrs. 5 mos. Buried 
in Amenia Cemetery; m. (2) Sept. 12, 1816, Deidamia Wheeler, 
b. 1789 ; d. Nov. 10, 1877. Buried in Amenia Cemetery. Mr. San- 
ford settled in Amenia, N. Y., and was one of the founders of the 
Presbyterian Church. 

He had three children by each marriage. 

147o.+Dudley-, b. Mar. 23, 1799. 

1476. + Augustus, b. Jan. 10, 1802; d. Jan. 4, 1854; m. Harriet PerLee. 

1477. Milly Amelia, b. Dec. 4, 1803; d. Aug 20, 1827; unm. 
1478.+Edwin Sturges, b. Mar. IS, 1819; d. Feb. 11, 1886; m. Jennette Darling. 

1479. Antoinette, b. June 18, 1823; d. Oct. 20, 1876; married. No. children. 

1480. Sarah Amelia, b. Dec. 15, 1828; d. May 10, 1897; unm. 

640. JESSE" SANFORD {Ehenezer 217, Ebenezer 77, 
Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 3, 1762, Wethersfield, Ct. ; 
d. May 24, 1840 ; m. Dec. 27, 1783, Eleanor Collins, of Rocky Hill, 
Ct. ; d. Sept. 7, 1846, ag. 86 yrs. Mr. Sanford served in Militia Regt., 
Capt. Wright's Co., 1778, and drew pension while residing in Hart- 
ford, Ct. {Conn. Men in Rev., p. 539, 652.) 

They had seven children. 

1481. William^, a sailor, d. at sea; unm. 

1482. Lois, d. 1866, Southington, Ct. ; m. Evans. Eight children. 

1483. Edward. Lived and died in New Britain, Ct. 

1484. -I- Jesse, b. June 11, 1791; d. Mar. 7, 1879; m. Almira North. 

1485. Mehitable, d. 1879 ; m. Thaddeus Thompson. They had three daughters, 

one of whom married Dea. Russell, of Burlington, Ct. 
1486.-|-Esther, d. 1879; m. William Morgan. 
1487.-fHuldah, m. Sage. 

645. EBENEZER* SANFORD {same descent as 640) b. 
June 1, 1771, Wethersfield, Ct. ; d. Oct. 8, 1838, Milan, Mich. ; m. 
Apr. 8, 1793, Rhoda, dau. of Asa and Margaret (Lusk) North, and 
a granddaughter of Lord North of England, b. Mar. 14, 1771; d. 
Sept. 3, 18.50, Candor, N. Y. They lived in "Beckley Quarter," 
a part of Berlin, Ct., which lay part in Wethersfield and part in 
Middletown, until 1785. The rest of Berlin was then taken from 
Farmington, Ct. In 1806, he removed to Candor, N. Y., and after- 
ward to Milan, Mich. 

They had ten children, the first seven all born in Farming- 
ton, Ct., and the last three in Candor, N. Y. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 217 



1488.+Romeo7, b. June 16, 1794; d. Mar. 12, 1857; m. Esther Colbuni. 

1489. + Timothy, b. Dec. 13, 1795; d. Aug. 17, 1866; m. (1) Lucinda Teal; 

m. (2) Sarah Bingham. 

1490. + Asa, b. June 2, 1797; d. Aug 21, 1872; m. Susan Kelsej. 
I491.+Hulda, b. July 28, 1799; d. 1876; m. Lyman Barber. 

1492. + Cynthia Margaret Hotchkiss, b. Oct. 19, 1801; d. Mar. 26, 1832; m. 

Latimer Gates. 

1493. Luther N., b. Mar. 9, 1803 ; m. Hannah Phillips. Resided in Ridgeway, 

Mich. 

1494. + Seth, b. Apr. 14, 1805; d. in Toledo, O. ; m. Sarah Southwick. 

1495. Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1807; m. Latimer Gates. 

1496. Nancy Isabel, b. Aug. 17, 1810; m. Manning Hathaway. 

1497. Laura Lusk, b. May 5, 1813; m. (1) John Peck; m. (2) John Fox. 

648. Ai\[OS"' SANPORD {same descent as 640) b. Apr. 17, 
1778, Wethersfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 5, 1856, Trenton, N. T. ; m. May 
10, 1797, Lydia Blyn, d. Sept. 4, 1862, Trenton, N. Y., ag. 82. 

They had eight children. 

1498. + So]omon7, b. 1798; d. Apr. 5, 1854. 

1499. + Theodore, b. Oct. 22, 1800; d. Sept. 16, 1874; m. Mrs. Lucy Patton. 
1500.4-Sila3. 

loOl.+Betsey, m. Bernard VanBuren. 
1502.+Ebenezer, b. 1811; d. May, 1885, aged 74. 

1503. + Otis, b. Mar. 16, 1812; d. Jan. 9, 1897; m. Elizia Patten. 

1504. + Sylvester, b. July 29, 1814; d. Sept. 26, 1880; m. Harriet Rounds. 

1505. Celesty, b. Nov., 1S19; d. young. 

652. SARAH" SANFORD {Josiali 221, Ebenezer 77, Thomas 
12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 1, 1777, Easton, Ct. ; d. Feb. 27, 
1834, Tashua, Ct. ; m. Dec. 1, 1795, Elijah, son of Joseph Mallett, 
b. Aug. 31, 1773 ; d. July 6, 1806. 

They had three children, all born in Tashua, Ct. 

1506.4-Ephraim Sanford^ Mallett, b. Jan. 6, 1796; d. Mar. 15, 1881; m. Cyn- 
thia Sherman. 

1507. Josiah Mallett, b. Apr. 23, 1798; d. June 11, 1886; buried at Stepney, 
Ct.; m. Nov. 20, 1833, Huldah, dau. of John Winton, b. Feb. 12, 
1807; d. Jan. 23, 1890. No children. 

1508.4-Esther Mallett, b. Jan. 17, 1802; d. July 6, 1876; m. Benjamin 
Edwards. 

653. MARY« SANFORD {same descent as 652), b. Easton, 
Ct. ; m. Robert Middlebrook. 

They had one child. 

1509. Lucius'' Middlebrook, m. Mary, dau. of Isaac and Anne (Sanford) 
Wakeley. No children. 



213 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

654. DEBOKAH« SANFORD {same descent as 652) b. Sept. 
11, 1784, Easton, Ct. ; d. July 5, 1848, Easton, Ct. ; m. 1801-2, Silas 
Wheeler, b. Sept. 11, 1784, Easton, Ct. ; d. Oct. 10, 1864, Easton, Ct. 
Both are buried in Union Cemetery at Easton, Ct. 

They had eleven children, all bom in Easton, Ct. 

1510. SamuelT Wheeler, b. Oct. 1, 1802; d. July, 1884. • 

loll. + Sallie Wheeler, b. Feb. 25, 1804; d. Aug. 9, 1860; m. Bradley Burr. 

1512. + Sanford Wheeler, b. Oct. 11, 1805; d. Mar. 19, 1887; m. (1) Marietta 

Banks; m. (2) Eurania Wilson; m. (3) Eunice Perry. 

1513. Esther Wheeler, b. June 3, 1807; d. Jan. 10, 1899, Easton, Ct.; m. 

Gershom Bradley Sanford. {See 1435.) 
I514.+David Wheeler, b. Mar. 4, 1809; d. Dec, 1861; m. Eunice Wordin. 
I515.+Ebenezer Thorpe Wheeler, b. Dec. 26, 1810; d. Aug., 1888; m. (1) 

Eliza Nichols; m. (2) Eunice Gould. 
I516.+Edwin Wheeler, b. Dec. 3, 1812; d. Nov. 29, 1870; m. Lucinda Lyon. 
1517.+Elosia Wheeler, b. Apr. 2, 1815; d. July 1.5, 1878; m. John Hull. 
1518.+John Wheeler, b. Nov. 28, 1816; d. Aug. 24, 1904; m. Malvina Smith. 

1519. Burritt Wheeler, b. Feb. 5, 1820; d. 1826, Easton, Ct. 

1520. Lydia A. Wheeler, b. Apr. IS, 1824; m. WUUam 0. Sanford. {See 

1445.) Ees., Weston, Ct. 

655. ANNE* SANFORD {same descent as 652) b. Easton, 
Ct. ; m. Isaac Wakeley. 

They had eight children. 

1521. Aaron" Wakeley. 

1522. Sanford Wakeley. 

1523. William Wakeley. 

1524. Mary Wakeley, m. Lucius, son of Robert and Mary (Sanford) Middle- 

brook. No children. 

1525. Caroline Wakeley. 

1526. Walker Wakeley. 

1527. Abel Wakeley. 

1528. Jane Wakeley. 

657. EBENEZER THORPE* SANFORD {same descent as 
652) b. 1794, Easton, Ct. ; d. Nov. 22, 187.3, ag. 79 yrs. 7 mos. 

Buried in Easton, Ct. ; m. (1) Sally , d. Sept. 22, 1817, ag: 

24. Buried at Easton, Ct. ; m. (2) Sarah Anna, dau. of Aaron 
Lyon, of Redding Ridge, Ct., b. 1792; d. Aug. 2, 1849, ag. 57. 
Buried in Easton, Ct. ; m. (.3) Rhoda Clarissa Mallett, b. 1814; d. 
1907. 

He had one child by first, four by second and one by third 
marriage. 

1529. JosephT, a. Aug. 27, 1817, aged 13 mos. 9. days. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 219 

1530. Daniel L., b. 1819; d. 1895; m. Anna ; d. May 26, 1883, ag. 57. 

Buried Easton,.Ct. 
1531.+Aaron, b. 1821. 

1532. Sallie, b. Aug. 1823, Easton, Ct.; d. July 6, 1908; buried in Stratford, 

Ct. ; m. Charles, son of Walter and Harriet (Booth) Sanford, b. 
1822; d. Oct. 29, 1901. Buried in Stratford, Ct. No children. 

1533. Julia, b. 1826; m. Norman Northrop. Res., Newtown, Ct. 

1534. Stephen Mallett, b. 1850; m. Sylvia Alosia ; d. Apr. 4, 1881, 

ag. 28 yrs. Res., Easton, Ct. 

662. JOSEPH^ SANFORD {David 226, David 78, Thomas 
12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) m. Polly Townsend. 
They had six children. 

1535. + Daniel7, b. Oct. 4, 1815; d. Jan. 25, 1901; m. Lydia Atwell. 

1536. Joseph, d. young. 
1537.-|-Elizabeth, d. 1848; m. Charles Peters. 

1538. + Sullivan S., b. Nov. 28, 1825; d. Dec. 15, 1904; m. MariUa Van Keuren. 
1539.+David D., b. Nov. 27, 1827; d. Mar. 2, 1866; m. Caroline Creveling. 
I540.+John, b. Dec. 17, 1830; d. Jan. 12, 1874; m. Sophia Collier. 

665. THOMAS* SANFORD {John 228, David 78, Thomas 
12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1772; d. 1849, in Ohio, ag. 77; m. 
Amelia — Mr. Sanford moved from New Jersey to Urbana, N. Y.,- 
where he engaged in farming. 

They had three children. 

1541.4-Thomas HaU^ b. July 4, 1796; d. Nov. 20, 1864; m. Matilda Miller. 

1542. Benjamin. 

1543. + Joseph, b. Sept. 4, 1802; d. Sept. 4, 1876; m. Hester Douglas. 

666. JOHN' SANFORD {same descent as 665) b. 1774, New- 
ark, N. J. ; m. about 1795, Sarah Miller. Mr. Sanford moved from 
Long Pond, N. J., into Steuben County, N. Y. He served in the 
War of 1812. 

They had eleven children. 

] 544. 4- Nancy', b. 1796; m. John Schofield. 
154.5. -|-:Mary (Polly), b. June 3, 1799; m. Benjamin Woodruff. 
1546. + Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1801; d. May 18, 1852; m. Hezekiah Schofield. 
1547. + John M., b. Feb. 20, 1803; d. Mar. 4, 1882; m. (1) Electa Cassity; 
m. (2) Elizabeth Taylor; m. (3) Hannah Harpeson. 

1548. + Hannah, d. in Kansas; m. James Woodruff. 

1549. + David, b. Oct., 1807; d. Sept., 1893; m. Samantha Lyon. 
1550.+ Andrew, b. Dee. 11, 1810; d. May, 1902; m. EKza Shriner. 
I551.+Rebecca, b. Dec. 11, 1810; d. Nov. 20, 1893; m. Orin Longwell. 
1552.+Thomas, d. in Mt. Washington, N. Y. ; m. Jane Scott. 



220 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1553. + Sarah Ann, b. May 14, 1815; d. Mar. 16, 1899; m. James Vanhouten. 
15o4.+Ephraiin, b. June 10, 1817; d. Jan. 2, 1882; m. Betsey Crawford. 

667. BENJAMIN" SANFORD {same descent as 665) mar- 
ried and had four children. 

1555. Elizabeth^. 

1556. Mary. 

1557. Nettie. ' ' 

1558. Matilda. 

668. DAVID* SANFORD {same descent as 665) m. (]) 
(Clark) ; m. (2) Elizabeth Morrison. Mr. Sanford moved 

to Senaca County, 0., where he owned 320 acres in Reed Town- 
ship. His first wife's maiden name was Clark, name of her hus- 
band unknown. Mr. Sanford founded the First Baptist Church 
in that part of the country, the Omar church, and was always 
called Deacon Sanford. 
He had two children. 

1559.+ James", m. Harriet Wall. 
1560. Mary Ann, m. Daniel Bunce. 

669. GAMALIEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 665) b. May 
25, 1778; m. (1) Sept. 8, 1805, Elizabeth Brown, of Newfoundland, 
N. J., b. Nov. 8, 1787; d. Feb. 1, 1832; m. (2) Apr. 18, 1834, Sarah 
Blanbelt at Caldwell, N. J. 

He had ten children by first marriage, all bom in Caldwell, 
N. J. 

1561.+PeterT, b. July 13, 1806; d. Dec. 19, 1875; m. Ehoda Coonrod. 

1562. Hannah, b. Apr. 25, 1808. 

1563. Jane, b. Sept. 1, 1810. 

1564. Eebecca, b. Sept. 6, 1812; d. Mar. 11, 1872; m. George Boss. No 

children. 
1565. -I- John, b. Apr. 12, 1814; d. Sept. 2, 1866; m. Harriet "Wilson. 
1566.-|-Eliza Jane, b. July 17, 1817; d. Nov. 11, 1893; m. John Ross. 
1567.-|-Benjamin, b. May 15, 1820; d. Jan. 21, 1902; m. Esther Damon. 
1568.+Hannah Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1822; m. John Vinson. 

1569. Martin B., b. Apr. 6, 1825. 

1570. + Joseph Board, b. Mar. 22, 1831; d. July 4, 1906; m. Margaret Cum- 

min gs. 

670. JOSEPH^ SANFORD {same descent as 665) d. 1869, 
Florida, N. Y. ; m. Ann Rydner. 

They had ten children. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 221 

loTOVa.RebeccaT, b. Feb. 15, 1809. 

I571.+Catherine E., b. Dec. 16, 1808; m. John Terhune. 

1572. Jane, b. Jan. 14, 1811; m. Chatterton. 

1573. + Sarah, b. Feb. .3, 1813; d. July, 1891; m. Warren Anway. 

1574. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1815; m. Henry Spier. 

1575.+John Weasels, b. May 26, 1818; d. Oct. 30, 1887; m. Estella Blodett. 

1576.+Mary Anna, b. Sept. 5, 1820; m. Avey. 

1577. + James E., b. Aug. 2, 1823; m. Mary Dingwell. 

1578. Hannah M., b. Oct. 7, 1828; m. Hand. 

1579. David Joseph, b. Dec. 18, 1833. 

671. HANNAH" SANFORD {same descent as 665) b. Sept. 
30, 1791; d. Sept. 12, 1863; m. John L. Wessels, b. Nov. 24, 1785, 
Acquackaneck, N. J., d. Oct. 6, 1862, Pompton, N. J. 

They had four children, all born 'in Ringwood Furnaze, N. J. 

1580.+MargaretT Wessels, b. Jan. 20, 1817; d. Apr. 3, 1864; m. Jacob Berry. 
I581.+Eebecca Wessels, b. Oct. 11, 1818; d. June 20, 1849; m. Major WilHam 

Colfax. 
1582.+Mary Eliza Wessels, b. Dec. 23, 1821; d. Oct. 6, 1904; m. Eev. A. G. 

Eyerson. 
1583.+Eachel Ann Wessels, b. Sept. 8, 1827; d. Dec. 3, 1907; m. Benjamin 

Carley. 

672. REBECCA" SANFORD {same descent as 665) m. 
Jonathan Benjamin. 

One child was 

1584. Edward" Benjamin. Lived at Eockaway, N. J. 

673. IVIART" SANFORD {same descent as 665) m. Samuel, 
son of David and Elizabeth Bruen. He was living in 1805 — prob- 
ably died about 1817. 

They had nine children. 

1585. + GamalielT Bruen, b. July 22, 1797; d. Oct. 16, 1876; m. (1) Anna 

Parsells; m. (2) Mrs. Mary Lewis. 
1586. + James Bruen, d. ab. 1832 in N. T.; m. Eachel Queman. 
1587.+Eebecca Bruen, d. Mar. 25, 1880, ag. 79; m. John Estell. 
1588.+David Bruen, b. 1803; d. in So. Norwalk, Ct.; m. Harriet Minuse. 
1589. Eliza Bruen, d. unm. 
1590.+Maria Bruen, d. in Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Samuel Jones. 

1591.4-Abram Brant Bruen, d. Aug. 14, 1845, ag. 35; m. Jane . 

1592. + Joseph Bruen, d. Nov. 1, 1860, ag. 47; m. Ann. Williams. 
1593. -{-Marcus Bruen, d. 1849; m. Margaret Van Velsor. 

674. ELIZABETH" SANFORD {same descent as 665) m. 
Thomas Richards. Resided in Newark, N. J. 



222 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

They had six children. 

1594. John^ Eichards. 

1595. Samuel Eichards. 

1596. Nathaniel Eichards. 

1597. William Eichards. 

1598. Mary Eichards. , ' 1 

1599. EUzabeth Eichards. ' .' " ■ ■ = . . .• . 

676. JAMES* SANFORD {Ephraim 229, David 78, Thomas 
12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas i) b. in Wayne, N. T. ; d. in "Wayne, N. Y. ; m. 
Sally Harrison. Resided in Wayne, on the old homestead. 

They had seven children. 

1600. JohnT, d. in ' Wayne, N. T. ■ .-^ .... .: . ,,' ., . 

1601.+Da\-id, d. in Wayne, N. Y. • • ■, ....... 

1602. Ephraim, d. in Wayne, N. Y. ■ ' ■ 

1603.+Irena, d. in Wayne, N. Y. ; m. George Lord. •■ • ' ;■ 

1604.+Eussell, b. Nov. 15, 1822; d. in Wayne, N. Y.; m. Laura Chapman. 

1605. Densy, d. in Wayne, N. Y. 

1606. William, d. in Wayne, N. Y. , ' ■, / . ' - ' . 

678. MATHEW« SANFORD {Ezra 230', David 78, Thomas 

12, Ezekiel 2 Thomas 1) b. July 22, 1775, Warwick, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 

13, 1859, in Ohio ; m. Catherine Garrison, d. ab. 1850, at Moe, N. J. 

They had eleven children. 

1607.+AbramT, m. Jane Eyerson. ■,,.''. 

1608.4-Ezra, b. 1798; d. Dec. 12, 1883; m. Mary Crowel. 
1609.+Mathew, b. Nor. 12, 1804; d. Apr. 6, 1886; m. Elizabeth Long. 

1610. Garrison, m. Jane Wells. - 

1611. Sally, m. Simeon Utter. ■ ; y' '„ ■ ' ,''■ • ;'' ' 

1612. Dolly, m. William Winters. • . • • ■ ■ 

1613. Patience, m. John Hyatt. 

1614. Eliza, m. Joseph Montrose. 

1615. Catherine, m. (1) George Wright; m. (2) John Taylor. 

1616. Anna, m. " Mosman Eobert. " ■ . ; ' 

1617. Jane, m. Martin Welch. 

682. ESTHER* SANFORD {same descent as 678) b. Sept. 
22, 1785, Warwick, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 16, 1850; m. Apr. 7, 1S04, Wil- 
liam Hause, Jr., b. Nov. 22, 1781 ; d. Jan. 2, 1825. Mrs. Hause had 
seventeen grandchildren in the War of the Rebellion, four wounded, 
one died. 

They had ten children. 

1618. SanfordT Hause, b. May 7, 1805; m. Nov. 20, 1824, Lydia Swarthout. 

1619. Elizabeth Hause, b. Feb. 12, 1807; d. Jan. 18, 1848; m. Sept. 12, 1824, 

Manly Swarthout. 




ISEHA SAHFOIEI 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 223 

1620. + Jesse J. Hause, b. June 23, 1808; m. Sally Swarthout. 

1621. Anna Hause, b. Aug. 4, 1811; d. Feb. 22, 1812. 

1622. Heman C. Hause, b. May 13, 1813; m. Nov. 26, 1832, Elvira Bacon. 

1623. Hannah Hause, b. Jan. 23, 1815; d. Feb. 2, 1815. 

1624. Harris E. Hause, b. Jan. 1.5, 1816; m. Mar. 25, 1837, Lucinda Maynard. 

1625. Mary Ann Hause, b. Aug. 3, 1819; m. Nov. 6, 1834, Horace B. Avery. 

1626. Elmer C. Hause, b. Mar. 21, 1823; m. July 1, 1849, Polly Thompson. 

1627. Dorcas Hause, b. July 27, 1825; d. Sept. 11, 1825. 

684. MARY* SANFORD {same descent as 678) b. Sept. 7, 
1790, Warwick, N. Y. ; m. John Thomas. 

They had two children. 

1628. Sally Ann^ Thomas. 

1629. John Thomas. 

685. EZRA* SANFORD {same descent as 678) b. Nov. 11, 
1793,Warwick, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 14, 1883 ; m. Oct. 29, 1814, Adeline 
Terry, of Warwick, N. Y., d. Aug. 13, 1875, Warwick, N. Y. 

Mr. Sanford was a man of remarkable energy and activity. 
His entire life was spent in Warwick, N. Y., where he was chiefly 
engaged in agricultural and milling pursuits. He was one of the 
directors of the Chester National Bank from the time of its organ- 
ization. He assisted in the construction of the Warwick Valley 
R. R. and was one of the directors of that corporation at the time of 
his death. 

He served in the War of 1812, for which he drew a pension 
for many years. 

They had ten children, all born in Warwick, N. Y. 

1630.-|-Uriah Terry^, b. Oct. 29, 1815; d. May 9, 1863; m. Mary Van Duzer. 
I631.+Hester Ann, b. May 24, 1818; d. Jan. 6, 1886; m. George Price. 
1632. George W., d. young. 

1633.+George "W., b. Nov. 5, 1821; d. Jan. 6, 1900; m. Frances Baird. 
1634. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar. 8, 1824; d. Nov. 17, 1905, Watkins, N. Y. 
1635.+William Moore, b. Aug. 22, 1827; d. Aug. 17, 1887; m. Sarah Burt. 
1636. Julia A., b. Mar. 17, 1830; d. May 2, 1892, Warwick, N. Y.; m. Dee. 

22, 1852, Charles Morehouse, b. Oct. 9, 1825; d. 1893. 
1637.+Pierson Ezra, b. Aug. 26, 1832; m. Anna Burt. 
1638. + Abigail, b. Nov. 5, 1836; m. John Gabriel. 
1639.+Emily, b. Dec. 25, 1838; m. (1) Lee Cleveland; m. (2) Adrian Tuttle. 

693. HARVEY* WRIGHT {Joseph 238, Joseph 87, Hannah 
17, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. May. 20, 1786, Durham, Ct. ; d. June 
28, 1858, Bristol, Ct. ; m. Nov. 8, 1815, Esther, dau. of Gould 
Crissey, d. Oct. 30, 1844, Bristol, Ct. 



224 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



They had three children. 

1640.+Filbert LeanderT Wright, b. Nov. 18, 1816; d. Oct. 2, 1886; m. Sabrina 

Merrill. 
1641. + Julius Wright, b. Mar. 23, 1821; d. about 1902; m. Jane Wright. 
1642.+Benjamin Franklin Wright, b. Aug. 25, 1834; d. Mar. 9, 1895; m. 

Eliza Brown. 



697. DA^^IEL CLARK* SANFORD {Thomas 245, Samuel 
60, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) d. in Litchfield, Ct., ag. 54; m. 
Marian, dau. of Jesse and Ruth (Lyon) Beardsley, d. Nov. 27, 1847, 
East Solan, N. Y. Thomas Sanford of Newtown, Ct., deeded land to 
Daniel and his wife Marian, Dec. 24, 1814. (L. B., Bk. 28, p. 40.) 

They had five children. 

1643.+LeviT, b. Apr. 19, 1787; d. Mar. 5, 1869; m. Elizabeth Tyrrell. 
1644.+Beardaley, b. Feb. 5, 1790; d. Sept. 7, 1868; m. Ehoda Weed. 
1645.+PoUy, b. 1794; d. Dec. 6, 1859; m. Samuel Doty. 
1646.+Abel, b. 1798; d. 1843; m. Lydia Post. 
1647.+Daniel, b. Oct. 1799; d. 1869; m. Selina Curtis. 

701. WILLIAM* SANFORD {same descent as 697) b. June 
5, 1765 ; d. May 7, 1814, Halcottsville, N. Y. ; m. Huldah, dau. of 
Elijah Hull, of Newtown, Ct. ; b. Feb. 17, 1767, Margaretville, N. Y., 
d. Jan. 24, 1834, Halcottsville, N. Y. Mr. Sanford was one of the 
Pioneers of Delaware County, N. Y. He came there from Litch- 
field County, Ct., about 1797, and settled on a farm on Hubbell 
Hill, N. Y. This farm has been handed down from father to son 
and is now in the possession of D. Rowland Sanford, of Kelly 
Corners, N. Y. Mr. Sanford and his wife signed a quit claim deed 
of all their rights in the estate of Elijah Hull, Feb. 13, 1812, to 
Moses Botsford, of Newtown, Ct. {Bh. 27, p. 345.) 

Mr. Sanford 's will, dated Apr. 24, 1814, probated June 16, 
1814, bequeathes to wife Huldah, children Charles C, Phebe, Amy 
Crosby, Polly A., Betsey. Charlotte, Roxana, Lucy, Ziba, John, 
William, and Miransa. 

They had twelve children. 

1648. + Charle3 Clark^, b. Mar. 8, 1791; d. Feb. 22, 1876; m. Mary Smead. 

1649. Phebe, b. Sept. 16, 1793. 

1650. Amy, b. May 24, 1794; m. Crosby. 

1651. Polly Ann, b. Feb. 9, 1796. 

1652. + Ziba, b. Oct. 16, 1797; d. May 4, 1878; m. Hannah Roberts. 

1653. Betsey, b. May 1, 1799. 

1654. + John, b. Dec. 28, 1800; d. Mar. 11, 1866; m. Clarissa North. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 225 

1655. + Charlotte, b. Nov. 22, '1802; d. May 30, 1857; m. William Van Ben- 

schoten. 
1656. + William, b. May 27, 1804; d. Feb. 10, 1878; m. Harriet DuMond. 

1657. Lucy, b. Jan. 16, 1806; d. July 10, 1890, Griffin Corners, N. Y. 

1658. Roxana, b. Jan. 26, 1808. 

1659.+Maran8a, b. Dec. 2, 1809; d. Dec. 18, 1892; m. (1) Elizabeth Grant; 
m. (2) Eliza Jones; m. (3) Mary McLaughlin. 

702. LOIS« SANFORD {same descent as 697) b. 1766; m. 
Joshua Chapin. 

They had one child. 

1660. Charles Thomas' Chapin. 

703. POLLY ANN« SANFORD {same descent as 697) b. 
1768, Newtown, Ct. ; m. July 28, 1798, William Beardsley, of Red- 
ding, Ct. 

They had seven children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1661. LoisT Beardsley, b. Apr. 4, 1799. 

1662. Lydia Beardsley, b. Nov. 21, 1800. 

1663. Jesse Beardsley, b. July 9, 1802. 

1664. Polly Ann Beardsley, b. May 19, 1804. 

1665. Ruth Beardsley, b. Feb. 16, 1806. 

1666. William Beardsley, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1808. 

1667. Aaron Beardsley, b. Aug. 8, 1809. 

{Eedding T. B., V. 2, p. 13-46.) 

707. THOMAS' SANFORD {same descent as 697) b. Apr. 
6, 1778, Newtown, Ct. ; d. ^ov. 14, 1848, Ashippun, Wis. ; m. 1806, 
Sarah Gillet, b. May, 1786; d. Sept., 1876, Ashippun, Wis. Both 
are buried in Ashippun, Wis. 

They had eight children, all bom in Newtown, Ct. 

1668.+David A.t, b. 1809; d. Jan. 27, 1834; m. Melissa Smith. 
1669. -f- William E., b. Aug. 22, 1811; m. Lavinia Tillson. 
1670. + John G., b. June 26, 1813; m. Jane Curtis. 
1671.4-George T., b. July 20, 1816; m. Eliza KoUock. 
1672. + Mary E., b. Feb. 20, 1819; m. Philo Patchin. 
1673.+Abel B., b. Jan. 20, 1822; m. Esther Curtis. 

1674. + Sarah A., b. Aug. 9, 1824; m. M. R. Tillson. 

1675. Polly, b. 1826; d. early. 

708. DAVID« SANFORD {Amos 246, Samuel 90, Samuel 19, 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 9, 1757, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Feb. 27, 
1781, Hannah Rcwlin. 

One child was 

1676. Sidney", d. Mar. 7, 1809, Sharon, Ct., ag. 2 mos. 
(IS) 



THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



710. CALEB* SANFORD {same descent as 708) b. Aug. 
22, 1761, Newtown, Ct. ; d. June 9, 1822 ; m. Feb. 4, 1783, Lucinda 
Pike, d. Feb. 4, 1826. Mr. Sanford received from his father's 
estate 7% acres of land. He was in Capt. Mathew Smith's Com- 
pany from Sharon, Ct., joined the Army Aug. 5. {See Conn. Men 
in the Rev., p. 569.) They settled in Rensselaerville, N. Y. 

They had five children. 

1676. A Amos'', b. 1784; d. in the war; m. Miss Cooper. No children. 
1677. Betsey, b. 1787; m. Peter Vrooman. 

1678.+Apollos, b. Mar. 19, 1788; d. Dec. 4, 1869; m. Millicent Smith. 
1679. Mary, b. 1789; d. Aug. 1837; m. Zacheus Shaw. 

1680.+David, b. Jan. 24, 1798; d. Nov. 11, 1871; m. (1) Mercy Starr; m. 
(2) Nancy Fancher. 

711. EZRA" SANFORD {same descent as 70S)b. Apr. 22, 
1763, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan., 1813, Pownal, Vt. ; m. Oct. 11, 1786, 
Mercy, dau. of John Gay, of Sharon, Ct., b. Sept., 1761, Sharon, 
Ct. ; d. 1841, Byron, N. Y. They removed from Sharon to Pownal, 
Vt, in Feb., 1792, where they resided during the remainder of Mr. 
Sanford 's life. He was a farmer and carpenter, a remarkably 
muscular man, possessed of great nerve and quickness ol percep- 
tion. 

They had four children, all except Electa bom in Pownal, Vt. 

I681. + Electa7, b. in Sharon, Ct.; m. Dewey Miller. 

1682.+Ezra, Jr., b. June, 1792; d. Aug. 1, 1855; m. Almira Chamberlain. 

1683.+Sally, b. 1796; m. Daniel Merrill. 

1684.+Lucy, b. 1709; m. Levi Cass. 

712. SAMUEL" SANFORD {same descent as 708) b. Feb. 
25, 1765 ; m. Miss Rand. Settled in Rensselaerville, N. Y. He 
received from his father's estate nine acres of land, which he deeded 
Jan. 16, 1797, to his brother David. • ■ 

One child was 

1685. ErwinT. 

713. JOHN" SANFORD {same descent as 708) b. Feb. 6, 
1767; m. Miss Russ. He received ten acres and forty rods of land 
from his father's estate, which he deeded to his brother David, 
Sept. 1, 1795. He lived in Rensselaerville, N. Y. 

They had two children. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 227 



1686. DennisT. 

1687. Daughter, m. Leete Whitford. 



717. AMOS' SANFORD {same descent as 708) b. Feb. 1, 
1774, Ellsworth, Ct. ; d. July 25, 1831. Buried in Sharon Cemetery! 
m. (1) Betsey Pardee, of Sharon, Ct. ; d. Apr. 22, 1819, ag. 35 years. 
Buried in Sharon Cemetery; m. (2) Abigail Riley, b. Dec., 1788, 
Wethersfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 22, 1867, Lime Rock, Ct. 

He had five children by second marriage. 

1688. Joseph Riley^ b. May 17, 1822; d. Feb. 10, 1830. Buried in Sharon 

Cemetery. 

1689. Henry, b. Aug. 1824; d. Aug. 1830. Accidentally killed. Buried in 

Sharon Cemetery. 

1690. Samuel Amos, b. Mar. 12, 1826, Ellsworth, Ct. ; d. Jan. 11, 1899, Win- 

sted, Ct. Buried at Great Barrington, Mass., Old Cemetery; m. Sarah, 
dau. of Lathrop and Mary (Evarts) Holmes, of Sheffield, Mass.; 
d. May 9, 1893, Great Barrington, Mass., ag. 71 years. Buried in 
Old Cemetery at Great Barrington, Mass. No children. 

1691. + Charles Stephen, b. Sept. 23, 1828; d. Feb. 10, 1876; m. Polly White. 

1692. + Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1831; d. Sept. 13, 1884; m. Benjamin 

White. 

726. ANNIS" SANFORD {Samuel 252, Samuel 90, Sam- 
uel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 12, 1766, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Oct. 
28, 1802, Redding, Ct. Buried in Umpawaug Cemetery; m. Sept. 
19, 1784, Israel Crofut. 

They had three children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

1693. Josiah Sanford^ Crofut, b. Dec. 30, 1786. 

1694. Betsey Ann Crofut, b. Jan. 20, 1793. 

1695. Joel Dunning Crofut, b. Feb. 15, 1798. 

{B. T. B., Vol. 2, p. 2-37.) 

727. ISAAC' SANFORD {same descent as 726) b. Feb. 2, 
1768, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Nov. 15, 1848, Newtown, Ct. ; m. (1) Feb 
10, 1790, Anna Bristol, his, stepmother's daughter by her first 
marriage, b. Oct. 13, 1773; d. June, 25, 1825, Newtown, Ct. ; m. (2) 
Oct. 30, 1826, Sarah Gorham, b. Dee. 8, 1782; d. May 17, 1845. He 
was a wheelwright. 

He had five children by first marriage, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

1696. + EUas Bristol, b. Feb. 16, 1791; d. June 2, 1881; m. (1) Sally Lock- 

wood; m. (2) Lucretia Fayerweather. 
1697.+Samuel Norman, b. Mar. IS, 1793; d. Apr. 29, 1858; m. Anna Shepard. 

1698. Jerusha, b. July 1.5, 1797; d. Mar. 16, 1798. 

1699. + John, b. Sept. 8, 1799; d. July 25, 1883; m. Mary Nettleton. 



22S THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

1700.+Luman Andrus, b. July 13, 1807; d. in Stirling, 111.; m. Julia Car- 
penter. 

733. RENAH* SANFORD {same descent as 726) b. June 1, 
1779, Newtown, Ct. ; m. James Bennett. 

They had one child. 

1701. Sarah' Bennett. 

734. AZUBAH« SANFORD {same descent as 726) b. June 
3, 1781, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Andrew Winton. 

They had one child. 

1702. Laura" Winton ; unm. 

737. ABIAH ANN« SANFORD {same descent as 726) b. Jan. 
10, 1790, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Mar. 13, 1861, Elyria, 0. ; m. June 3, 
1810, Clement Northrop, b. Feb. 28, 1787, Sherman, Ct. ; d. Aug. 
14, 1864, Elyria, 0. They moved from Newtown, Ct., to Ohio 
about 1834. 

They had eight children. 

I703.+Lin3on Et. Northrop, b. Apr. 3, 1811; m. Olive Smith. 

1704. + Elizur Northrup, b. Feb. 24, 1814; d. April 9, 1893; m. Mary Seekins. 

1705. Julius Northrup, b. June 4, 1816; d. Jan. 19, 1817. 
I706.+Antoinette Northrop, b. Mar. 31, 1818; d. Feb. 16, 1889; m_ Smith 

Hinman. 

1707. Henry Sanford Northrop, b. Nov. 25, 1824, Elyria, Ohio; d. Feb. 22, 

1857, Elyria, Ohio; m. June 6, 1816, Harriet Burnell, b. June 28, 
1831, Eochester, N. Y. No children. Mr. Northrop was a graduate 
of Oberlin College. While taking a medical course in Buffalo, N. Y., 
in preparation for active work as a medical missionary in Africa, 
his health failed and he was compelled to relinquish his cherished 
plans. Her res., Milwaukee, Wis. 

1708. John Burnell Northrop, b. Apr. 20, 1828, Elyria, Ohio; d. Aug. 26, 

1851, Elyria, Ohio. 
1709.+Albert Northrop, b. July 14, 1830,' d. May 2, 1891; m. Margaret 

Sanford. 
1710. + Ann Northrop, b. July 14, 1830; d. Mar. 24, 1860; m. Lyman Burnell. 

738. JOSIAH" SANFORD {same descent as 726) b. June 9, 
1793, Newtown, Ct. ; d. July 26, 1851, Sandy Hook, Ct. ; m. Aug. 
7, 1816, Polly, dau. of Capt. Enos Johnson, of Newtown, Ct., b. 
June 5, 1793 ; d. Apr. 13, 1854, Newtown, Ct. He was a mechanic 
and manufacturer. He succeeded his father in the manufacture 



SEVENTH GENERATION 229 

of spinning wheels and after 1830 maufactured broadcloth, satinets 
and cassimeres at Sandy Hook, Ct. 

They had eight children, all bom in Newtown, Ct. 

1711. Edwin", b. Apr. IS, 1S17; d. Sept. 27, 1839, Newtown, Ct. 
1712.+ Julius, b. Aug. 27, 1819; d. Nov. 1, 1879; m. Mary Parsons. 

1713. + Henry, b. June 2, 1822; d. Nov. 9, 1882; m. Mary Booth. 

1714. Frederick, b. Sept. 18, 1825; d. July 8, 1899, Sandy Hook, Ct. ; unm. 

At the age of 18 he commenced a business life. After a number of 
years spent in the south and west he returned to Newtown in 1851, 
and resided on the old homestead tiU his death, being the fifth 
generation to occupy it. He retired from business in 1869. 

I'lo.+Charlotte, b. Jan. 6, 1828; m. G. B. Wheeler. 

1715a. Margaret, b. June 6, 1830; d. Nov. 1, 1900, Pittsburg, Pa.; m. Albert 
Northrop (See 1709.) 

1715b. Josiah, b. Jan. 26, 1836; m. Mar. 27, 1870, Julia Crittenden, of 
TVaterloo, la. ; res. Clinton, la. 

1715c. Augusta, b. Sept. 22, 1838; res., Dyersville, la. 

739. PHILO* SANFORD [same descent as 726) b. July 11, 
1796, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Feb. 23, 1873, Bushnell, 111.; m. Aug. 21, 
1826, Martha Beatrice, dau. of William and Martha ( Mort) Bur- 
gess, b. June 15, 1808, Lancashire, Eng. They lived in many 
places. He was a mechanic and worker in wood. 

They had sis children. 

1716. Martha Beatrice", b. Nov. 16, 1827, Rochester, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 10, 1828, 

Rochester, N. Y. 

1717. Jane Elizabeth, b. Aug. 24, 1831, Rochester, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 2, 1832, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
I718.+Mary Josephine, b. Jan. 30, 1836; m. George Fuller. 

1719. William Henry, b. Jan. 23, 1837, Bridgeport, Ct.; d. 1875, New Haven, 

Ct. ; unm. A wood turner and lawyer. He lived in New Haven, 
Chicago, Hartford and other places. 

1720. Frances Ann, b. Mar. 20, 1838, Zoar, Ct. 

1721.+Thoma3, b. Dec. 3, 1843; m. Mary Schimpf. ■ 



740. EBENEZER« SANFORD {Ebenezer 259, Ehenezer 91, 
Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 19, 1794, New Milford, Ct. ; 
d. Apr. 5, 1863; m. Sept. 30, 1818, Eunice A. Knapp, b. Jan. 11, 
1799; d. Dec. 22, 1870. 

They had two children, born in New Milford, Ct. 

1722.+Lucy Maria", b. June 2, 1821; m. William Bostwick. 
1723. George, b. 1840; d. May 29, 1859. 



230 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

741. AEIMIDA" SANFORD {same descent as 740) b. Dec. 
2S, 1796, New Milford, Ct. ; d. May 15, 189-3, New Milford, Ct. 
Buried in Sherman, Ct. ; m. Oct. 16, 1831, Samuel Giddings, b. 
May 13, 17S2, Sherman, Ct. ; d. Feb. 10, 1853, Sherman, Ct. 

They had one child. 

1724. Minot, S". Giddings, b. Mar. 19, 1837, Sherman, Ct.; m. (1) Nov. 25, 
1863, Nellie Canfield Giddings d. May 22, 1876; m. (2) June 2, 
1877, Emma M. Umberfield, widow of Dr. John B. Snow. No 
children. Mr. Giddings is a deacon in the First Congregational 
Church. Ees. New Milford, Ct. 

749. ELIJAH^ SANFORD {John 269, John 93, Sumuel 19, 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. May. 23, 1787, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Oct. 26, 
1849, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Nov. 14, 1806, Abigail Elizabeth, dau. of 
Josiah and Anna (Shelton) Tomlinson, b. Oct. 29, 1789; d. Feb. 3, 
1855, Newtown, Ct. ; They lived in Newtown, Ct. 

They had three children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

1725.+David' b. Aug. 21, 1807; d. May 3, 1866; m. Emily Townsend. 
1726. Juliette, b. Dec. 1, 1810; d. June 1848; m. June 1, 1830, George Atwater, 

son of Isaac Townsend, of New Haven, Ct., b. Oct. 28, 1807. 
1727.+Elizabeth Charlotte, b. July 26, 1820; d. May 29, 1893; m. Edmund 

Gibson. 

750. CHARLOTTE^ SANFORD {same descent as 749) b. 
Apr. 18, 1792, Newtown, Ct. ; d. May, 1843; m. Jan. 17, 1813, Rev. 
Birdsey Glover Noble, of Milford, Ct., b. Apr. 26, 1791. 

They had five children, all except William bom in Middle- 
town, Ct. 

1728.+William Henry^ Noble, b. Aag. 18, 1813; d. Jan. 18, 1S94; m. Harriet 
Brooks. 

1729. John Sanford Noble, b. Mar. 11, 1815; d. 1899, Ottawa, HI.; unm. 

1730. Charlotte Elizabeth Noble, b. Apr. 15, 1818; d. May, 1903, Bridgeport, 

Ct. ; m. Sept. 20, 1849, Rev. Charles H. Force. 

1731. + Frederick Waldo Noble, b. May 15, 1821; d. in Easton, Pa.; m. Anna 

Sebring. 

1732. Edward Sylvanus Noble, b. Oct. 21, 1826; d. 1827. 

Tol. MOSES" SANFORD {Zadoc 275, Moses 95, Samuel 19, 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 11, 1771, Milford, Ct. ; d. 1856. Buriod 
in Pine Grove Cemetery ; m. 1794, Philena, dau. of Eber and Han- 
nah (Welton) Lines, b. 1777 ; d. 1862. Mr. Sanford lived on Beacon 
Hill, Bethany, Ct. He grafted fruit for years. He was one of the 
rigid, old-fashioned Methodists, so much so, that he cut his 
daughter's hair half way off because she curled it to go to a partj'. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 231 

He said it was so wicked to be so proud. At the time of his death 
he was living with his son Merrit between Beacon Hill and 
Nyumphs, Ct. 

They had five children, all born in Bethany, Ct. 

1733. + Sarah7, b. Jan. 29, 1795; d. Mar. 17, 1820; m. Lucian Judd. 

1734. Merritt, b. Oct. 31, 1797; d. Dec. 20, 1868, Beacon Falls, Ct.; m. 

Carrie Storrs, of Seymour, Ct. No children. They lived between 
Beacon Hill and Nyumphs. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. 

1735. Laura, b. May 27, 1799; d. Apr. 16, 1823. Buried in Pine Grove Ceme- 

tery. 

1736. + Harris, b. June 4, 1807; d. Mar. 14, 1843; m. Martha Merrick. 

1737. + Thomas, b. Jan. 27, 1809; d. May 6, 1860; m. Jane Hotchkiss. 

752. SARAH" SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. July 8, 

1773, Milford, Ct. ; d. Nov. 5, 1813, in Iowa ; m. Griswald. 

They lived in Patriot, 0., and afterwards in Iowa. 

They had three children. 

1738. LymanT Griswald. 

1739. SaUy Griswald. 

1740. Maria Griswald. ♦ 

753. JOHN« SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. Feb. 21, 
1776, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Nov. 16, 1826. Buried in Pine Grove 
Cemetery; m. Alma Lines (sister to Philena), b. 1782; d. May 2, 
1823, ag. 41 years. They lived on Beacon Hill next house west of 
Moses Sanford. Both are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. 

They had four children, all born in Bethany, Ct. 

1741.+ John", Jr., b. 1801; d. Sept. 26, 1881; m. Eliza French. 

1742. Eber, never married. Was living Aug. 1891, with Byron Clark, the 

grandson of his sister Alma, at Beacon Falls. 
1743.+ALma, b. Sept. 5, 1804; m. James Clark Seeley. 
1744. _|_ Charlotte, b. Nov. 22, 1811; d. Sept. 1891; m. George Crook. 

754. PHILO' SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. May 20, 
1779, Milford, Ct. ; d. Mar. 4, 1863. Buried in Pine Grove Ceme- 
tery i m. May 20, 1801, Charity Wheeler, of Bethany, Ct. ; b. May 
3, 1777 : d. July 23, 1863. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. They 
lived on "Rimmon Hill." 

They had five children, all born in Oxford, Ct. 

1745. ChildT, b. June 25, 1802. 

1746. Child, b. Oct. 11, 1812. 

1747.+Nathan, b. Jan. 25, 1815; d. July 22, 1856; m. Mary Talmage. 



233 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1748. Polly, b. Dec. 8, 1817; d. May 11, 1818. 

1749.+Sheldon, b. Apr. 7, 1819; d. Oct. 8, 1900; m. Anna Riggs, {Seymour 

Conn. Vital Statistics give Nathan Sheldon and the child torn in 

1802.) 

755. ESTHERS SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. Mar. 9, 
1782, Milford, Ct. ; d. Dec. 29, 1827. Buried in Pine Grove Ceme- 
tery ; m. Oct. 31, 1803, Oliver, son of Oliver Buckingham, t. Oct. 16, 
1782. They lived east of Beacon Falls and are buried in Pine Grove 

Cemetery. 

They had seven children. 

1750. Elizabeth^ Buckingham, b. May 6, 1804; d. Oct. 30, 1827; unm. 

1751. Esther Buckingham, b. Feb. 17, 1806; d. May 21, 1867; unm. 
1752.+Edwin Buckingham, b. Aug. 23, 1808; d. Sept. 18, 1887; m. Sarah 

Beecher. 
1753. Infant, b. July 27, 1809; d. July 27, 1809. 
1754.+Charity Buckingham, b. May 5, 1813; m. William Lounsbury. 
1755.-|-Buel Buckingham, b. Nov. 23, 1816; m. Henrietta Beecher. 

1756. Althea Buckingham, b. Aug. 1, 1819; d. May, 1862; unm. 

756. PHEBE« SANFORD {same descent as 751) b Nov. 2, 
1784, Derby, Ct. ; m. James Wheeler. 

They had four children. 

1757. Harvey'^ Wheeler, m. Silence Collins, of Rootstown, Ohio, and moved to 

Michigan. 

1758. Charity Wheeler, m. James Gillett and moved to "Vineland, N. J. Had 

three or four children. 

1759. Sally Wheeler, m. Casner and went to New York State. Had 

three children. 

1760. Henrietta Wheeler, m. Cole. Had three boys who went to 

Michigan. 

757. ]\L\RY« SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. Dec. 2, 
1786, Derby, Ct. ; m. 1806, William R., son of Andrew Tuttle, d. 
about 1858. They removed to the paternal home in Woodbury, 
Ct. 

They had ten children, all born in Woodbury, Ct. 

1761.-f-William Rt. Tuttle, Jr., b. July 19, 1808; m. Sarah Tuttle. 
1762. + John Tuttle, d. Dec. 12, 1863; m. Abigail Tolles. 

1763.4-Philo Tuttle, b. July 8, 1812; d. Mar. 29, 1854; m. (1) Caroline Stone; 
m. (2) Martha Morris. 

1764. Marinda Tuttle, m. Burr Keeler, of Bridgeport, Ct. 

1765. + Albert Tuttle, m. Harriet Saxton. 

1766. + Charity Tuttle, m. (1) William Culver; m. (2) Henry Wheeler. 

1767. Nathan Tuttle, d. at Cora, Pa.; married. No children. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 233 

1768.+Burritt Tuttle, m. (1) Catherine Bissell ; m. (2) Adeline Lyman; m. 

(3) Julia Curtis. 
1769.+Marvin Tuttle, b. Jan. 24, 1826; d. Mar. 9, 1878; m. Caroline Hubbell. 
1770. Emory Tuttle, m. Martha Hubbell. Lived in Birmingham, Ct. {Tuttle 

Book.) 

758. NATHAN* SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. Feb. 
22, 1790, Derby, Ct. ; d. Apr. 19, 1868, Edinburg, 0.; m. (1) 1814, 
Arm, dau. of Jonathan Miles Basset, of Oxford, Ct., d. in Westfield, 
0. and buried there; m. (2) 1836, Lorinda Campbell, of Elmira, 
N. Y., d. Mar. 30, 1855, ag. 62 years; m. (3) Julia Hayden, of 
Connecticut, d. Mar. 26, 1865. The last two wives are buried in 
Edinburg, 0. After his first marriage Mr. Sanford settled near 
Beacon Falls, Ct., moving from there about 1815 or 16 to a farm 
east of Litchfield, Ct. In 1831, he moved to "Westfield. Medina 
County, 0., where his wife Ann died. In 1837, he moved to Roots- 
town, 0., living for twelve years on the "Hough" place, southeast 
of the Center. In 1854, he moved to Edinburg, 0., living on the 
McComb place, a mile and a quarter north of the center, one year ; 
nine years on the Chapman place at the Center and the last four 
years — until his death in 1868 — with his sons. Smith and Emery. 

He had nine children by first marriage, the first seven all born 
in Litchfield, Ct. 

1771. -f Miles", b. Feb. 12, 1816; m. Sophronia Powers. 

1772. Charles, b. Sept. 18, 1818; d. June 28, 1847; m. Oct. 20, 1846, Eosanna 
W. Miller, of Miller, Ohio. 

1773. + Jane, b. May 1, 1821; d. Apr. 23, 1852; m. Ephraim "WilUams. 

1774.+George, b. July 4, 1823; m. (1) ; m. (2) Lucy Thorp. 

1775. Albert, b. June 26, 1825; d. June 25, 1856, Staten Island N. Y., of 
yellow fever; unm. He was on his way from Cuba in a sailing vessel 
in which yellow fever rags had been secretly stowed. He had 
made his home with his brother Miles in Boston, Mass., and is buried 
there in Woodlawn Cemetery, Charlestown. A high monument on 
the highest point. 

1776.-|-Malinda, b. July 28, 1827; d. July 17, 1888; m. (1) Dr. Andrew Bassett; 
m. (2) Marcus McClain. 

1777. + Smith, b. Jan. 12, 1830; m. Louisa Davis. 

1778. John, b. May 30, 1833, Westfield, Ohio; d. early. 
1779.4-Emory, b. Aug. 29, 1835; d. Nov. 18, 1888; m. Sarah Bullock. 

759. CHARITY' SANFORD {same descent as 751) b. July 
10, 1793, Derby, Ct. ; m. Wait Bassett and lived near the school 
house at Pines Bridge. 

They had two children. 



234 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1780.+ Jonathan Miles^ Basaett, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1817; d. Jan. 1872 or 1874. 
1781.-[- Elizabeth Bassett, b. July, 1825; m. Milton Moore. 

760. HARRIET" SANFORD {same descent a^ 751) b. July 
23, 1796, Cold Spring, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 4, 1873, Chestnut-tree Hill, 
Ct.; m. Jan. 4, 1825, Ebenezer Seeley, b. Apr. 29, 1802; d. Jan. 
14, 1878. They lived and died on Chestnut-tree Hill, northwest of 
Pines Bridge, in sight of "Rimmon. " Both are buried in Pine 
Grove Cemetery. 

They had four children. 

1782. Olive Augusta' Seeley, b. July 24, 1826; d. Sept. 27, 1885; m. 

Hinda. 

1783. Harriet Eliza Seeley, b. Aug. 2, 1829. 

1784. Albert Seeley, b. Aug. 24, 1832; m. Charlotte Bronson. 

1785. Charity Hester Seeley, b. Apr. 29, 1835; m. Enos B. Tyler. 

761. JOEL« BOOTH {Ebenezer 280, Rachel 98, Samuel 19, 
Samuel 4, Thomas 1) m. Sarah, dau. of John, Jr., and Phebe (Cur- 
tis) Beach, b. Feb. 5, 1774, Newtown, Ct. ; d. July 9, 1859. Buried 
at Zoar, Ct. 

They had two children. 

1786. PerseusT Booth, b. 1794; d. June 16, 1812. Buried in Zoar Cemetery. 
1787.-|-John Beach Booth, m. Julia Brooks. 

762. DAVID* SANFORD {David 291, Samuel 103, Samuel 
23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1768; d. in Plymouth, Ct. ; m. Exper- 
ience Andrus. Resided in Plymouth, Ct. In 1822, Mr. Sanford 
deeded land in Woodbridge, Ct., to Cyrus Sanford, of Woodbridge. 

They had five children, all born in Plymouth, Ct. 

1788. EansomT, b. Sept. 28, 1790; d. Apr. 22, 1811. 

1789. Betsey, b. Apr. 20, 1802. 

1790. Lucy, b. June 27, 1804. 

I791.-|-David Austin, b. Dec. 5, 1807; d. June 21, 1882; m. (1) Julia Norton; 

m. (2) Lois Norton; m. (3) Mrs. Candace (Holt) Nichols. 
1792.-|-Ran3om Andrew, b. July 25, 1813. (Plymouth Conn. Town. Bee.) 

765. DAMARIS^ SANFORD {same descent as 762) b. 1773; 
m. Stephen Hitchcock. Resided in Hamden, Ct. 
They had two children. 

1793.-|-EmelineT Hitchcock, m. Gilbert Root. 
1794. -(-Eliza Hitchcock, m. Peter Joyce. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 235 



766. OLIVE* SANFORD {same descent as 762) b. 1775; d. 
1862 ; m. Jonah Warner, d. Nov. 5, 1848, ag. 84. Resided in Ham- 
den, Ct. 

They had eleven children. 

179o.+Elizabeth7 Warner, m. Alfred Doolittle. 

1796. + Alma "Warner, m. Zeri Peck. 

1797.-|-Maria Warner, m. Seymour Doolittle. 

1797a. Litha Warner, dec; m. Silas Ljman Hotchkiss. No children. Resided 

in Bethany, Ct. 
1798. -f Eliza Warner, m. Egbert Ailing. 

1799. Melinda Warner, m. Chauncey Nutt. No children. 

1800. Mehitable Warner, d. young. 
ISOl. + Zealous Warner, m. Mary Ailing. 
1802.+Abner Warner, m. Mary Bradley. 

I803.+Minor Warner, b. June 11, 1805; d. July 6, 1880; m. Betsey Ford. 
1804.-fHarley Warner, b. Sept. 10, 1812; d. Mar. 10, 1899; m. (1) Susannah 
Dorman; m. (2) Emily Ailing. 

768. TRLDIAN' SANFORD {same descent as 762) b. 1778, 
Bethany, Ct. ; d. Aug. 25, 1859, Hamden, Ct. ; m. Betsey Warner, b. 
1779, Hamden, Ct. ; d. 1860, Hamden, Ct. 

They had eleven children, all born in Hamden, Ct. 

180o. + EmilyT, b. 1794; d. Oct. 9, 1835; m. Sidney Downs. 

1806. Cerenius, b. 1800; unm. 

1807. + Darius, b. Aug. 12, 1801; d. Nov. 28, 1881; m. (1) Aurelia Doolittle; 

m. (2) Betsey Brown; m. (3) Betsey Warner. 
lS08. + Reuel, b. 1803; d. May 30, 1871; m. (1) Sarah Bishop; m. (2) Mrs. 
Louisa Brown. 

1809. + Almeron, b. Jan. 20, 1806; d. Jan. 5, 1892; m. Polly Mathews. 

1810. + Harvey, b. 1808; m. Harriet Peck. 

ISll.+Mehitable, b. 1810; d. Apr. 20, 1882; m. Justus Mathews. 
I812.+Linus, b. Sept. 19, 1812; d. Nov. 8, 1906; m. Margaret Durant. 
1813. Betsey, b. May 4, 1814; d. May 4, 1884; m. July 30, 1836, Bradley 

Keeler, of Bridgeport, Ct. No children. They lived in Prospect, Ct. 
I814.+Julia, b. June 30, 1816; d. 1884; m. (1) Robert Davis; m. (2) Justus 
Humiston. 

1815. + Fanny, b. June 15, 1820; d. Sept. 20, 1884; m. (1) Alchard Shepard; 

m. (2) Harvey Keeler. 

769. SEYMOUR* SANFORD {sayne descent as 762) b. Apr. 
19, 1781, New Haven, Ct.; d. Feb. 12, 1852; m. (1) Esther Hitch- 
cock; m. (2) 1821, Polly Hill. Mr. Sanford was a cooper. He 
settled in Dryden, N. Y. 

He had five children by first and nine by second marriage. 

1816. Miles''', settled in Oregon, married there and had several children — 

nothing: more known. 



236 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1817. Harriet, m. David Harrington of Dryden, N. Y. ; several children. 
1818.+Lorenzo, b. Apr. 8, 1811; d. Jan. 20, 1883; m. Hannah Smith. 

1819. + Seymour, b. Apr. 16, 1813; d. Dec. 11, 1891; m. Elizabeth Eogers. 

1820. ISTancy, d. young. 

I821.+Lucy I., b. Sept. 13, 1823; m. George Japhet, of Berkshire, N. Y. 

1822. Emeline, b. Apr. 6, 1825; m. Milton Dutcher, of Union, N. Y. 

1823. Philander, b. Aug. 5, 1827; d. Jan. 7, 1861, Coventry, Ct. 
1824.4-George Lewis, b. Sept. 12, 1829; m. Clarissa Eaton. 
1825.+ John, b. Aug. 21, 1831; m. Julia Loomis. 

1826. Caroline, F., b. Nov. 6, 1835; m. Noah Isham, of Vernon, Ct. 
1827.+01ive, b. Aug. 10, 1837; m. Lyman Loomis. 

1828. Elsie A., b. Apr. 25, 1839; m. Hiram Ingraham, of Nanticook, N. Y. 

1829. CordeUa M., b. Sept. 27, 1842. 

Note: The record of the family and descendants of Seymour 
Sjmford by his first marriage was sent the author by Jonah Sanford, 
of Troupsburg, N. Y. The second marriage and descendants the 
author found in the data purchased by him from Horatio G. Sanford, 
which the latter gathered from 1880-5. This record did not give the 
first marriage and children. Jonah Sanford did not give the second 
marriage and children, but admits there was a second marriage of 
which he knows but little. It looks to the author that the Seymour 
here given is the father of the two families, but he confesses that 
he has no real proof of it. 

773. CTRENUS* SANFORD {Ezekiel 292, Samuel 103, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1775, in Ct. ; d. May 28, 1858, 
Buffalo Grove, 111., ag. 83 ; m Anner Hubbel, of Hubbel Hill, Del. 
Co., N. Y., b. 1778 ; d. Dec. 13, 1862. Mr. Sanford removed from 
Connecticut to Hubbel Hill, where he resided twenty-four years. 
In 1834, he moved to Buffalo Grove, 111., and became one of its 
earliest settlers. 

They had eleven children. 

1830.+AmosT, b. Jan. 1, 1802; d. Nov. 21, 1843; m. Relief Bellows. 

1831. Albion m. Moats. 

1832.+Vemon, b. Apr. 4, 1810; m. Catherine Campbell. 
1835. + Joel, d. in Stayton, Ore.; m. Jane Osterhout. 
1834.+Ahirah, d. in Salem, Ore.; m. Amanda Hull. 
1835.-j-Harrison, m. Bridget Deyo. 
1836. + Warren, m. Dolly Osterhoudt. 
1837.+Bennett, b. May 1, 1821; m. Miranda Sweet. 

1838. Ensants. 

1839. Susan. 

1840. Julia, m. Hammond. 

774. EZEKIEL K." SANFORD {same descent as 773) m. 
Elizabeth , b. 1782; d. Feb. 2, 1849, ag. 67 years 7 mos. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 237 

Buried in the Sanford Cemetery near Arkville, N. Y. 
Two children were 

1841. + AdanirunT, b. Dec. 26, 1810; d. Feb. 7, 1860; m. Jane Austin. 

1842. Horace, b. 1820; d. Mar. 10, 1844. Buried in Sanford Cemetery, Ark- 

ville, N. Y. 

775. DARIUS' SANFORD {same descent as 773) b. ab. 1832, 

Springfield, Pa. ; m. . 

He had six children. 

1843. AnnaT, d. in Buffalo Grove, 111.; m. Stephen Hull. 
1844.+Beer3, m. Rachel Akely. 

1845. Jackson, d. in Springfield, Pa. No children. 

1846. + Daniel Burr, b. May 21, 1803; d. July 15, 1856; m. Lucy Parsons. 

1847. + Affadilla, d. in Girard, Pa.; m. Joel Bradish. 
1848. -+- Darius. 

779. mLLICENT" SANFORD {Joel 295, Ephraim 104, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 23, 1760; m. Willis Pond. 
They had twelve children. . 



1849. 


Solomon^ Pond. 


1850. 


Chauncey Pond. 


1851. 


Johnson Pond. 


1852. 


Willis Pond. 


1853. 


Asa Pond. 


1854 


-f Lyman Pond, m. Lucy Spencer. 


1855. 


Miles Pond. 


1856. 


Riley Pond. 


1857. 


Porter Pond. 


1858. 


Rebecca Pond. 


1859. 


Lucy Pond. 


1860. 


Celestia Pond. 



780. LEWEY« SANFORD {same descent as 779) b. Apr. 
22, 1763, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Dec. 16, 1786; m. Willis Pond. 

They had one child. 

1861. LeweyT Pond. 

781. ERI» SANFORD {same descent as 779) b. Feb. 17, 
1765, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Aug. 7, 1833 ; m. Aug. 12, 1802, Rhoda, 
dau. of John and Electa (Peck) Allen, b. Sep. 28, 1784, d. July 30, 
1829. Mr. Sanford was one of the incorporators of the town of 
Plymouth, Ct, in 1795. {History of Plymouth, p. 13.) 

They had nine children, all bom in Harwinton, Ct. 



238 THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 

1862. + Electa7, b. Aug. 21, 1803; d. Nov. 7, 1884; m. Erastus Baldwin. 

1863.+Marv, b. May 3, 1805; d. Dec. 29, 1854; m. EU Potter. 

1864. + Joel, b. May 4, 1807; d. at Harwinton, Ct.; m. Charity Wheeler. 

1865. John Allen, b. Feb. 11, 1809; d. Oct. 14, 1810. 

1866.+John Porter, b. May 24, 1811; d. Mar. 19, 1851; m. Sally Wheeler. 

1867. Justin, b. Nov. 15, 1813; d. Jan. 12, 1893; unm. He owned the home 

in Churchville, N. Y., with his brother Eri. 
186S.+Eri, b. Oct. 21, 1815; d. Nov. 23, 1898; m. Mary Ailing. 

1869. + Roswell Allen, b. June 2, 1818; d. Jan. 16, 1886; m. Adeline Leonard. 

1870. Dennis, b. July 6, 1820; d. Apr. 1, 1823. 

782. SYLVIA" SANFORD {same dmxnt as 779) b. Oct. 14, 
1766; m. Spencer. 

They had six children. 

1871. Pollys Spencer. 

1872. MiUicent Spencer. 

1873. Lucy Spencer. 

1874. Julia Spencer. 

1875. Miles Spencer. 

1876. Frederick Spencer. 

783. ANNE" SANFORD {same descent as 779) b. Nov. 5, 
1769; m. Welton. 

They had six children. 

1877. JoeK Welton. 

1878. Polly Welton. 

1879. Eli Welton. 

1880. Phebe Welton. 

1881. Bennett Welton. 

1882. Betsey Welton. 

795. EPHRAIM" SANFORD {Amos 300, Ephraim 104, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 2, 1785; d. Apr. 1, 1845; 
m. Sally Sedgwick, b. Mar. 2, 1788 ; d. Jan. 10, 1839, Plymouth, Ct. 

They had two children. 

1883. + Porter7, b. Sept. 7, 1810; d. Nov. 27, 1891; m. Sarah Allen. 
1884.+Burritt F., b. June 5, 1820; m. (1) Margaret Hart; m. (2) Grace 

Grant. 

796. AMOS" SANFORD {same descent as 795) b. 1788; m. 
Lucretia Buel. They resided in Goshen, Ct. 

They had four children. 

1885. AlsonT, m. Mar. 11, 1849, Lucretia I. Price, of Goshen, Ct. No chil- 
dren. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 239 

1886. Nancy, m. Apr. 17, 1848, Lorenzo M. Wadleyes. 

1887. Caroline, m. Buel. 

1888.+Edward, b. 1828; d. July 17, 1892; m. Vilate Gardner. 

799. IRA« SANFORD {Jonah 303, Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, 
Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 10, 1774, Plymouth, Ct. ; m. (1) July 
25, 1797, Polly, dau. of Rev. Thomas Canfield of Roxbury, Ct. ; d. 
Dec. 12,' 1797, Woodbury, Ct., ag. 21; m. (2) Aug. 29, 1798, 
Mahala, dau. of Dr. Azariah Eastman of Roxbury, Ct., b. Feb. 28, 
1784, d. Apr. 27, 1837. {Roxbury Rec.) Mr. Sanford went from 
Salisbury, Ct, to Roxbury, Ct., where he lived several years. He 
was a brush manufacturer. From Roxbury he went to New Haven, 
Ct., and kept a hotel for sever*! years. He lost his property and 
then moved to Albany, N. Y. 

He had seven children by second manage, all bom in Roxbury, 
Ct. 

1889. Richard Eastman^, b. Oct. 4, 1799; ra. July 27, 1S20, Betsey Truerga 
(Townley) of Maine. They had three sons and two daughters. 

1«90. + Sarah Booth, b. Mar. 9, 1«03; m. (1) Nathan Maxfield; m. (2) 
Charles McCombs. ^ 

1891.+George Dunbar, b. Sept. 30, 1805; d. Aug. 2, 1870; m. Zilpha Baker. 

1892.+Mahala Cecelia, b. Nov. 1, 1809; d. Jan. 10, 1829; m. Samuel Utter. 

1893. Thalia Henriette, b. Jan. 1, 1812; m. Samuel Utter, husband of her 
dec. sister Mahala. They lived near Port Jervis, N. T. No chil- 
dren. 

1894.+John Thomas James Washington, b. Mar. 29, 1814; d. in Roxbury, Ct.; 
m. Abigail Paterson. 

1895. + Watson, b. June 12, 1819; d. Sept. 17, 1907; m. Ellen Viele. 

Watson was the son of Sarah Booth Maxfield. He took his mother's 
maiden name, Sanford, and his descendants have all had the same 
name. One report states that he was adopted by his grandfather 
Ira Sanford. 

800. GILES' SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. Jan. 5, 
1777, in Conn. ; d. Jan. 21, 1855, Camden, N. Y. • m. Jan. 25, 1804, 
Rebecca, dau. of Capt. Joel and Rebecca Dimbar (his second 
cousin), b. Feb. 6, 1784; d. July 19, 1858. Mr. Sanford bought 
fifty acres in the forest and built a house of strong planks standing 
endways. The fireplace occupied one entire side of the living 
room and at night the fire was banked with ashes. To this home 
he brought his wife, and here their lives were spent. The place is 
still occupied by their descendants. 

There were many Indians roving through the woods, and by 
their demands for food, caused the settlers much annoyance. One 



2-iO THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

night Mr. Sanford, hearing some disturbance, arose and found 
several Indians about to roll themselves in their blankets in front of 
the fire. They were eold and in need of rest, and like the lawless 
beings they were, had pulled the latch-string and entered. Mr. 
Sanford went back to bed, and in the morning before the household 
was awake the Indians were off. 

They had eleven children, all born in Camden, N. Y. 

1896.+Orrin7, b. Mar. 5, 1805; d. Jan. 27, 1839; m. Vesta Bassett. 
lS97.+Mar7, b. Oct. 19, 1806; d. Mar. 4, 1834; m. Lewis Blaka 
lS98.+Naiicy, b. Nov. 13, 1808; d. Feb. 6, 1891; m. Lorenzo Wetmore. 
:S99. Emily, b. Oct. 13, 1810; d. Apr. 1, 1811, Camden, N. T. 

1900. Joel D., b. May 1, 1813; d. Jan. 22, 1814, Camden, N. Y. 

1901. + Angelina, b. Apr. 12, 1815; d. May 28, 1857; m. (1) Lewis Blake; m. 

(2) Andrew Stone. 

1902. Louisa, b. June 9, 1817; d. June 1, 1851, Camden, N. Y.; m. Oct. 4, 

1843, Andrew J. Stone. 
1903.-fFortune Carlos, b. Aug. 28, 1819; d. Mar. 12, 1897; m. Mary Crawford. 
1904. Charlotte Diantha, b. Aug. 7, 1821; d. Jan. 10, 1892, Camden, N. Y.; 

m. (1) Oct. 4, 1843, James Merriman; d. July 10, 1857; m. (2) June 

1, 1858, Andrew J. Stone. 
1905.+Leander Van Ess, b. Mar. 27, 1825; d. July 13, 1862; m. Tirzah 

Higgins. 

1906. Infant, d. in infancy. 

801. CHLOE'* SANFORD (same descent as 799) b. May. 27, 
1779, Plymouth, Ct. ; d. Aug. 27, 1848, New Haven, N. Y. ; m. 1798, 
Samuel James Bradner, b. Feb. 10, 1771, d. Jan. 26, 1349, New 
Haven, N. Y. 

They had eight children, all bom in New Haven, N. Y. 

1907. MaryT Bradner, b. Aug. 24, 1799; d. Jan. 5, 1849, New Haven, N. Y.; 

unm. 

1908. Hannah Bradner, b. Aug. 9, 1801; d. July 26, 1807, New Haven, N. Y. 

1909. Elbert Sanford Bradner, b. July 13, 1804; d. July 26, 1807, New 

Haven, N. Y. 

1910. Emily Bradner, b. Oct. 8, 1806; d. Aug. 17, 1827, New Haven, N. Y. 

1911. Elbert Sanford Bradner, b. Aug. 8, 1809; d. Apr. 16, 1836, New Haven, 

N. Y. ; unm. 

1912. Edward Dunbar Bradner, b. May 8, 1812; d. Oct. 10, 1839, New Haven, 

N. Y. ; unm. 
1913.+ John Bourlin Bradner, b. Oct. 30, 1815; d. Mar. 21, 1880; m. Lucius 

Crouch. 
1914. + James Darwin Bradner, b. May 14, 1821; m. (1) Susan Mathews; m. 

f2) Alma Maloy. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 241 

802. LINUS" SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. Jan. 16, 
1782, Plymouth, Ct. ; d. May 29, 1842, Camden, N. Y. ; m. (1) May 
6, 1810, Polly Woods, d. May, 1816; m. (2) Oct. 11, 1819, Rhoda 
Alcott, b. Sept. 5, 1789, Wolcott, Ct., d. May 11, 1881, Verona, N. Y. 

He had two children by first and five by second marriage, all 
bom in Camden, N. Y. 

I915.+Samuel Thomas WoodsT, b. July 10, 1812; d. Oct. 30, 1882; m. Jane 

Torbert. 
I916.+William Wallace, b. July 9, 1814; d. Apr. 16, 1883; m. Orpha Denton. 

1917. Polly Woods, b. Oct. 2, 1820; d. Feb. 17, 1823, Camden, N. Y. 

1918. Edward, b. Feb. 1823; d. Feb. 1823, Camden, N. Y. 

1919. Sarah, b. Feb. 1823; d. Feb. 1823, Camden, N. Y. 

1920. Alfred Barnes, b. June 2, 1824; d. Nov. 21, 1825, Camden, N. Y. 
1921. 4-P. Eliza, b. Apr. 26, 1827; m. Joseph Sparrow. 

803. SALA« SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. July 16, 
1784, Plymouth, Ct. ; d. Mar. 15, 1866 in 111. ; m. Margaret Smith. 

They had nine children. 

1922. EdwardT. 

1923. Mary, m. Rufus Byington, of III. 

1924. Emily. 

1925. William Smith, m. (1) Philena . A carpenter in N. Y. City. 

1926. Catherine. 

1927. George, m. Harriet . 

1928. + James Bronson, b. Aug. 8, 1822; d. Sept. 13, 1892; m_ Maria Yeoman. 

1929. Margaret, m. Warren Sizer, 

1930. Jane, d. unm. 

804. JEREMIAH" SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. Jan. 
5, 1787; d. Oct. 6, 1856, Pontoosuc, 111.; m. (1) Jan. 29, 1809, 
Sally Wakelee of Trumbull Co. 0., d. 1829; m. (2) Jano Stuart; 
m. (3) . 

Mr. Sanford moved to Pontoosuc, 111., in 1853. He had twenty- 
one children, twelve of whom lived, nine by first and five by 
second marriage, the first nine all bom in Camden, 0-, and the 
next four in Sugar Grove, Pa. 

1931. Elihu Monroe^; d. Pontoosuc, lU. 

1932. Minott. 

1933. James LeGrand, d. La Harpe, HI. 

1934.+DeWitt Clinton, d. about 1882, m. (2) Rebecca . 

1935. Adaline, d. St. Louis, Mo. 

1936. Antoinette, b. St. Louis, Mo.; m. Dr. Tyerl. 
1937.+Weltha Ann, d. Aug. 10, 1847; m. Emmons Jones. 

1938.+Mary Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1824; d. April 19, 1892; m. William Smiley. 



242 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1939.-|-Harnet Elizabeth, b. July 20, 1827; d. Jan. 4, 1880; m. Thomas Stuart. 

1940. Emeline. 

1941. Katherine. 

1942. Giles H., res. Scranton, Pa. 

1943. Jeremiah, d. in Sugar Grove, Pa. 

805. EPHRAIM" SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. Aug. 
13, 1789, Clinton, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 24, 1861, Camden, N. Y. ; m. 
Temperance Dunbar, b. Aug. 30, 1791, Plymoutth, Ct. ; d. Oct. 
13, 1874, Camden, N. Y. 

They had twelve children all born in .Camden, N. Y. 

1944.+Emily Norton^, b. Apr. 1, 1813; d. Aug. 30, 1871; m. Frederick Blake. 
1945. + Melancthon Dunbar, b. Nov. 20, 1814; d. Sept. 29, 1905; m. (1) Sarah 

Blakeslee; m. (2) Mrs. Louise Wilder. 
1946.+ James Harvey, b. Feb. 22, 1816; d. Jan. 26, 1883; m. Rebeckah Johnson. 
194".+Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 22, 1818; d. Aug. 21, 1883; m. Lucinda 

Griffin. 
1948.+Sylvester Curtis, b. Jan. 4, 1820; d. Mar. 10, 1888; m. Nancy Cahoon. 
1949.+Eliphalet Johnson, b. Feb. 10, 1822; d. Aug. 16, 1900; m. Almira 

Brainard. 
1950. Cornelia, b. May 5, 1824; d. Apr. 4, 1898, Lawn Ridge, 111.; m. Mar. 

8, 1876, Leroy H. Wetmore, of Lawn Eidge, 111.; d. Dec. 11, 1881, 

Lawn Ridge, 111. ; no children. 
1951.+AIanson Gifford, b. Oct. 26, 1826; d. Oct. 21, 1900; m. Jennie 

D 'Orfieulle. 
1952.+Francis Asbury, b. Jan. 15, 1829; d. June 14, 1901; m. Harriet Frisbie. 
1953. ^. William McKendree, b. Dec. 21, 1830; d. Mar. 22, 1894; m. Susan Mix. 
1954.+Lorenzo Stoddard, b. Sept. 29, 1883; d. Feb. 4, 1901; m. Frances Frisbie. 
1955.+Wilbur Fiske, b. Feb. 24, 1837; d. June 5, 1893; m. Mrs. Laura Magee. 

806. JAMES B.« SANFORD {same descent as 799) b. Mar. 
25, 1792, Clinton, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 20, 1829, Pulaski, N Y.; m. 
Phila Sperry, d. in Pulaski, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

1956. Mary". 

1957. Cornelia. 

808. SARAH" SANFORD {Jesse 304, Ephraim 104, Sam- 
uel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 27, 1784; d. 1854; m. Eli Ely. 
One child was 

1958. + .\lbro7 Ely; m. Philomela Thompson. 

815. ELI" SANFORD {Daniel 305, Ezekiel 105, Samuel 23, 
Thomas 5, Thom.as J) b. Sept. 28, 1767, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. Apr. 7, 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 243 

1827, Ashtabula, Co., O. ; m. Sept. 20, 1791, Sarah Wheeler, of 
Derby, Ct., b. Feb. 21, 1774:, Derby, Ct. ; d. Apr. 6, 1827, Ashta- 
bula, 0. 

They had nine children, all except Chester and Henry born 
in Litchfield Co., Ct. 

1959. Chester-, b. Oct. 4, 1792, Northfield, Ct.; d. Apr. 6, 1827, Ashtabula Co., 

Ohio ; married and had several children, aU of whom died young. 

1960. + Henry, b. Oct. 3, 1794, Northfield, Ct.; d. Nov. 1861; m. Mary 

Daugherty. 

1961. Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1798; d. June 30, 1864, near Jackson, Mo.; m. 

Abbee. 

1962. + Eber, b. Nov. 14, 1800; d. Dec. 6, 1886. 
1963.+Rowena, b. Feb. 1803; m. Williams. 

1964.+Simeon Wheeler, b. Mar. 2, 1805; d. Feb. 12, 1832; m. Julia Clark. 

1965. Catherine, b. May 20, 1817. 

1966. + Daniel, b. Apr. 2, 1812; d. in Stoddard Co., Mo.; m. Martha Owen. 

1967. Harriet, b. Sept. 16, 1815; m. Solomon Osborn. 

827. LY:MAN«, SANFORD {Ezekiel 310, Ezekiel 105, Sam- 
uel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 11, 1780; d. Aug. 9, 1815, 
Dryden, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 7, 1799, Rachel Ross. Mr. Sanford was a 
farmer in Dryden, N. Y. The farm which he purchased in 1806 
is now owned by his grandchildren. 

They had five children. 

1968.+Ezekiel-, b. Dec. 15, 1800; d. June 7, 1857; m. (1) Sally Butts; m. (2) 

Johanna Halt. 
1969. + Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1803; d. July 9, 1877; m. Ira Ellis. 
1970.+Mary, b. Apr. 19, 1806; d. Apr. 25, 1842; m. Jesse Halt. 
1971. Rosannah, b. June 10, 1809, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. June 12, 1849, Virgil, 

N. Y. ; m. Culver Hooker. 
1972.+Lyman, Jr., b. Mar. 29, 1813; d. Dec. 2, 1886; m. Nancy Hutchlngs. 

828. CHLOE* SANFORD {same descent as S27) b. 1782; 
m. John Reed. They lived in Sparta, N. Y. 



One child was 
1973. Linus? Eeed, d. Feb. 1878, ag. 72. 

830. ELISAPH^ SANFORD {same descent as 827) b. Nov. 
20, 1785, Lebanon, Ct. ; d. Mar. 3, 1870, Ossian, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 12, 
1804, Rebecca Wheeler, b. Dec. 8, 1780, in Sullivan Co , N. Y., 
d. Dec. 25, 1860, Springwater, N. Y. Mr. Sanford moved to 
Dryden, N. Y., with his parents when he was thirteen years of age. 
After marriage he settled in Greenwood, N. Y., which was then 



244 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

a new country, and he had a hard struggle to make a living. 

Soon after 1832 he removed to Springwater, N. Y. Served in the 

War of 1812. {See Index of Awards in State Library, Albany.) 

They had ten children, all except John bom in Dryden, N. Y. 

1974. + DimisT, b. Sept. 22, 1805; d. Aug. 5, 1889; m. John Butcher. 
1975.+Soton, b. Sept. 11, 1807; d. Dec. 28, 1859; m. Esther Mitchel. 
1976.+Lymaii, b. Sept. 1, 1809; m. Joanna Chubbs. 

1977.+Lucy, b. Sept. 6, 1811; d. Sept. 7, 1846; m. William Sweeten. 

1975. + Chloe, b. May 6, 1814; d. Oct. 14, 1889; m. David Goldsmith. 
1979.+Rachel, b. Apr. 1, 1816; d. Apr. 12, 1854; m. John Smith. 
19S0. + Thomas J., b. July 3, 1818; m. SybU Stedman. 

1981.-f-Imo3 Hurd, b. Feb. 25, 1820; d. Apr. 27, 1905; m. Letitia Mitchell. 
1982.+Elisaph, Jr., b. Feb. 24, 1823; m. Ruth Carpenter. 

1983. John R., b. Dec. 8, 1825, Greenwood, N. Y.; d. Nov. 21, 1853, Spring- 

water, N. Y. 

837. DIADEMA« SANFORD {Stephen 31S, Zachariah 107, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 3, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 11, 1774; d. Aug. 10, 
1839; m. Oct. 8, 1795, Truman Webster, d. Sept. 17, 1844, North- 
field, Ct. 

They had six children. 

1984. David Sanf ord^ Webster, b. May 30, 1800 ; m. June 15, 1825, Clarissa 

Wattles. Four children. 

1985. Sophia Webster, b. May 10, 1802; m. Titus Turner. 

1986. Lyman Webster, b. Nov. 7, 1805; m. Elizabeth Smith. 

1987. Abigail Webster, b. July 10, 1808; m. Tartiers Turner. 

1988. Annie Webster, b. Apr. 12, 1811, m. Albert G. Fox. 

1989. Sally Webster, b. Apr. 11, 1814; m. Aaron W. Fox. 

838. ENOS« SANFORD, JR. {Enos 322, Zachariah 107, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 24, 1773; d. Feb. 5, 1847; 
m. (1) Dec. 11, 1793, Abigail Hubbard, b. June 11, 1774; m. (2) 



He had twelve children by first and seven by second marriage. 

1990. Abigail S.t, b. Dec. 16, 1794; d. Apr. 1, 1878; m. Hutchins. 

I991.-|-Stephen, b. Oct. 2, 1796; d. Nov. 20, 1884; m. Emma Russell. 
1992. -(-Samuel Enos, b. Dec. 30, 1798; d. June 27, 1868; m. Dorcas Alderman. 
1993. Joel Hubbard, b. Aug. 13, ISOO'; d. May 2, 1847. 
1994.-f-Truman C, b. Dec. 1, 1802; d. Mar. 4, 1870; m. Jane Sampson. 
1995. -I- George Washington, b. Feb. 6, 1805, Paris; d. Aug. 24, 1882; m. 
Elizabeth Hopkins. 

1996. Noble, M. Q., b. Apr. 6, 1807; d. Apr. 23, 1880; m. Susan Graham. 

1997. Elias, b. Apr. 13, 1809; d. Apr. 15, 1890. 

1998. Hannah C., b. Oct. 27, 1811; d. Mar. 3, 1843. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 245 

1999. Polly M., b. Feb. 16, 1814; d. Mar. 19, 1892; m. Hiram Chamberlain. 

2000. Martha G., b. June 29, 1816; d. Sept. 5, 1903; m. Trotter. 

2001. Eoxena, b. May 10, 1819; m. Fox. 

2002. James, b. June 23, 1828. 
2003.+WilIiam, b. Sept. 7, 1830; m. Mary Johnson. 

2004. Andrew, b. Nov. 16, 1833; d. Sept. 12, 1865. 

2005. Nancy, J., b. Apr. 25, 1836. 

2006. Euth T., b. Apr. 22, 1838. 

2007. Charles S., b. Mar. 25, 1840. 
2008.+Carson E., b. Apr. 11, 1844; m. Sarah Johnson. 

847. JOHN« ROBINSON {Lois 360, William 118, Thomas 27, 
Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 12, 1760; m. 1783, Serena Spencer. 
They had eight children. _ . 

2009. MaryT Robinson, b. Aug. 2, 1784. 

2010. Uriah Robinson, b. July 6, 1787. 

2011. Desire Robinson, b. July 6, 1787. ' .' ■ 

2012. Clarissa Robinson. > ■ 

2013. Abigail Robinson. ' • .■ 

2014. Susan Robinson. ' . \ 

2015. Solomon Robinson. '. ^~- 

2016. Erastus Robinson. 

854. JAIRUS" SANFORD {Thomas 361, William 118, 
Thomas 27, Thcmias 5, Thomas 1), b. Nov. 21, 1762 ; m. (1) Clarissa, 
dau. of Daniel and Hannah (English) Brown of East Haven, Ct. ; 

b. June 14, 1783; m. (2) Lucy . Mr. Sanford received from 

his father 27 acres of land with buildings in North Haven, Ct., Oct. 
27, 1809. {No. E. L. R., Bk. 3, p. 218.) He was one of the 
church choristers of the Cong. Church in No. Haven in 1792. He 
was a Revolutionary soldier, and received an annual pension under 
Act of June 7, 1832 of $30. {See Census of Pensioners.) 

He had six children by first and four by second marriage. 

2017. Isaac''. 

2018. Hannah. 

2019. Daniel. 

2020. Sarah, m. EosweU. 

2021. Phila. 

2022. Clarissa. 

2023. Titus. 

2024. Thomas. 

2025. Lovinia. 

2026. Lucy. 

The last four children were all minors in 1816 {New Uaven L. B. Bit. 

65, p. 146.) 



246 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



y 859. TITUS* SANFORD {William 362, William 118, Thom- 
as 27, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. May 1, 1770, New Haven Ct. ; d. 
1854, New Haven, Ct. ; m. (1) May 20, 1795, Lydia, dau. of Isaac 
and Lydia (Field) Hotchkiss, of East Haven, Ct., b. 1776, d. June 
26, ISll, buried in Fair Haven Cemetery; m. (2) Huldah, dau. of 
Lieut. Isaac Smith and widow of Capt. Chauncey Barnes, b. 1774; 
d. Jan. 19, 1820, New Haven, Ct. ; m. (3) Rebecca Smith, d. 1859. 
He had seven children by first and three by second marriage, 
all born in New Haven, Ct. 

2027. Isaac Hotchkiss^, b. Mar. 3, 1796; drowned when a young man in Xew 

Haven Harbor. 
2028.+Betsey, b. 1797; d. in Carbondale, Pa.; m. Solomon Kuss. 

2029. Child, d. June 10, 1800, ag. two years. 

2030. + Elias, d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. Deborah "Russ. 

2031. Selina, d. in New Haven, Ct. ; m. George Redfield; no children. 
2032.+Maria, d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. George Redfield. 

2033. + Harriet, d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. Phineas Spencer. 

2034. + Elam, b. Aug. 31, 1815; d. July 21, 1881; m. Jerusha Larkin. 
203.5. + Huldah, b. 1817; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. David Morehouse. 

2036. + Jane, b. July, 1819; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. John La Forge. 

865. SHERMAN^ HUMISTON {John 367, Mary 119, Thom- 
as 27, Thomas 5, Thow.as 1) b. Sept. 24, 1789; m. Dec. 28, 1812, 
Polly Tompkins. Resided in Litchfield, Ct. 

They had four children. 

2037. Laura^ Humiston, b. Oct. 1, 1813. 

2038. John Humiston, b. July 11, 1815. 

2039. Belinda Humiston, b. June 11, 1820. 

2040. Phebe B. Humiston, b. May 3, 1823. 

866. ASA" COOPER {Caleb 368, Desire 129, John 62, 
Thomas 3, Thomas 1) b. 1773; d. Aug. 21, 1855; m. Hannah, dau. 
of Nehemiah Botsford, of Derby, Ct., d. Apr., 1845, Derby, Ct. 

They had six children. 

2041. + GilesT Cooper, b. Mar. 10, 1804; d. May 29, 1857; m. Lorinda Fowler. 

2042. Henry Cooper, d. young, Derby, Ct. 

2043.4-Betsey Cooper, b. Oct. 21, 1805; d. May 29, 1887; m. Elizur Prichard. 

2044. + Hannah Cooper, d. in Derby, Ct. ; m. Jeremiah Andrews. 

2045. Jane Cooper, d. in Orange, Ct. ; m. Clark. 

2046. Lucy Cooper, d. in. Derby, Ct. ; m. Allen. 

871. LUCRETIA" SANFORD {Eliada 373, John 130, John 
32, Thi/mas Cj, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 20, 1787, No. Haven, Ct. ; m. Dee. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 247 

13, 1807, George Leete, b. Mar. 29, 1782; d. Dec. 26, 1826, No. 
Haven, Ct. 

They had four children, all bom in No. Haven. Ct. 

2047. + Mary Ann^ Leete, b. Apr. 5, 1810; d. Mar. 5, 1374; m. Henry Bradley. 
2048.+Lucretia Leete, b. Sept. 6, 1812; d. Mar. 19, 1870; m. William Peck. 

2049. + Eliza A. Leete, b. Feb. 18, 1815; d. May 30, 1881; m. (1) Luciu3 

Dudley; m. (2) Fore; m. (3) Street Jones. 

2050. + Harvey Bidkar Leete, b. Aug. 2, 1817; d. Sept. 11, 1888; m. (1) Cynthia 

Clark; m. (2) Mary Isbell. 

873. PERIT MERIMAN« SANFORD {same descent as 871) 
b. Jan. 2, 1791, No. Haven, Ct..; d. July 28, 1888, Springfield, Mass. ; 
m. Sybil Dorman, d. Mar. 1, 1863. Mr. Sanford was a prominent 
member of the Congregational Church and Ecc'l Society. They 
resided in No. Haven, Ct. 

They had five children. 

2051. Julius EliadaT, b. Dec. 22, 1815, No. Haven, Ct. ; d. 1349, Dubuque, la.; 

m. July 16, 1845, Henrietta Johnson, b. in New Haven, Ct. No 
children survived him. Mr. Sanford was graduated from Tale College 
in 1839. Studied law with David Davis. 

2052. Susan Rebecca, b. Feb. 22, 1817; d. June 25, 1903, Springfield, Mass.; 

m. Dec. 2, 1847, Franklin Cowles; no children. 
2053.+Mary Angeline, b. Apr. 22, 1818; d. Oct. 10, 1398; m. (1) George 

Munson; m. (2) Elam Hale. 
2054.+Eliza A., b. Nov. 15, 1826; m. Levi Silliman. 
2055.+Lucy A., b. Nov. 15, 1826; d. Mar. 17, 1907; m. Lyman Munson. 

8T4. ELIADA« SANFORD, JR. {same descerit as S71) b. 
July 11, 1794, No. Haven, Ct. ; d. Nov., 1889, No. Haven, Ct. ; m. 
May 30, 1821, Maria, dau. of John and Anna (Simmons) Abbott, b. 
1800, Southington, Ct., d. 1890, Plainfield. Ct. Mr. Sanford was 
born and lived in No. Haven till late in life, when he removed to 
Plainville. He was buried in New Haven. He was an earnest 
Christian gentleman and a man of strong temperance principles 
even in those times. He was a man of high character, unquestioned 
probity, and led a most exemplary life. His wife was a woman of 
fine character, ability and great Christian devotion. She traces 
her ancestors in an unbroken line to Gov. Haynes, the first governor 
of Hartford Colony, who went from the vicinity of Boston through 
the wilderness to Hartford with the celebrated Thomas Hooker in 
1635. His daughter Ruth married Samuel, son of Gov. Wyley, 
whose daughter Mehitable married the Rev. Timothy Woodbridge 
of Wethersfield, and their daughter Ruth married the Rev. John 



248 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

son of the Rev. Abraham Pierson, first president of Yale College. 
Their daughter Anna married Deacon Benj. Stillman, and their 
daughter married Joshua Simmons. Their daughter Anna Pierson 
married John Abbott, the father of the subject of this sketch. 
They had three children, all born in North Haven, Ct. 

2056. + Whiting StillmonT, b. Apr. 15, 1822; d. Sept. 28, 1907; m. Frances 

Brown. 
2057.+Nanc7 Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1824; m. Dr. George Moody. 
2058.+Charle8 Edwin, b. May 31, 1830; m. Anna NeaL 

875. WHITING" SANPORD {same descent as 871) b. 1796, 
No. Haven, Ct. ; d. at Port au Prince, Hayti, from yellow fever ; 
m. (1) Aug. 30, 1821, Mary, dau. of Dr. Joseph and Mary (Bassett) 
Foote, b. June 3, 1798; d. Nov. 16, 1825, Laurel, Del.; m. (2) dau. 
of Gov. Mitchell of Delaware. Mr. Sanford was graduated from 
Yale College in 1816. He was a shipper. 

He had one child by second marriage. 

2059.+MaryT, m. James Milligan. 

876. SALLY" SANFORD {same descent as 871) b. 1797, 
North Haven, Ct. ; d. in N. Y. ; m. Richard Mansfield. 

They had one child. 

2060. StHesT Mansfield. 

885. GEN. RANDALL SANFORD" STREET {Mabel 375, 
John 130, John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1780, Catskill, N. Y. ; d. 
Dec. 4, 1839, Monticello, N. Y. ; m. 1802, Cornelia, dau. of Maj. 
Andrew and Cornelia (Livingston) Billings, and granddaughter 
of Gilbert Livingston who was Royal Sherifi: of New York when a 
British Colony. She was born 1783; d. Jan. 13, 1838. Major 
Andrew Billings was in the Rev. Army, present at the battle of 
Quebec, and was at the side of Gen. Montgomery when he fell. 
He was a personal friend of Washington. 

Gen. Randall Street attained eminence as a lawyer and 
politician early in life. In 1810 and again in 1813 he was 
appointed one of the six district attorneys of New York. In the 
War of 1812 he was Major of his regiment, and after the war, 
rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Militia of the State. 

In 1819, Gen. Street was elected to the 16th Congress as a 
member of the House of Representatives from Duchess, N. Y. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 249 

He died in Monticello, N. Y., where he had practiced his professiori 
nineteen years. 

They had ten children, all bom in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

2061. Sanford Augustus^ Street, b. Apr. 28, 1803; d. Dec. 1, 1837. 

2062. + Cornelia Street, b. Feb. 9, 1805; d. Oct. 16, 1872; m. William Dayton. 
2063.+William Ingraham Street, b. May 11, 1807; d. Oct. 23, 1863; m. Susan 

Kearney. 
2064.+Alfred Billings Street, b. Dec. 18, 1810; d. June 2, 1881; m. Elizabeth 
Weed. 

2065. Louisa Street, b. Dec. 11, 1812; d. Apr. 12, 1861. 

2066. EUzabeth Street, b. March 28, 1814; d. July 14, 1828. 

2067. Adolph Bentner Street, b. Feb. 14, 1816; d. Aug. 28, 1848. 

2068. Helen Maria Street, b. Apr. 21, 1818; d. in infancy. 
2069.+Sarah Street, b. Dec. 21, 1819; m. Benjamin Barroll. 
2070. Frances Mary Street, b. Mar. 6, 1822. 

889. LINUS'' SANFORD {Moses 382, Moses 133, John 32, 
Thomas 3, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 14, 1786; d. Jan. 6, 1858; m. Aug. 12, 
1810, Sally Perkins at Orwell, Vt., b. Nov. 22, 1790; d. Jan. 31, 
1877. They moved to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., about 1817. 

They had seven children, the last four all born in Canton, N. \ . 

2071.+Fanny MafiaT, b. July 11, 1811, Bridport, Vt.; d. May, 1890; m. 
Lyman Langdon. 

2072. Calista, b. Mar. 2, 1814; d. Mar. 13, 1814. 

2073. + Senaca Alonzo, b. June 9, 1816, Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Oct. 21, 1893; m. 

(1) Harriet Boyden; m. (2) Mary McConeghy. 
2074.+Lucia Louisa, b. Apr. 29, 1819; d. Nov. 12, 1902; m. Truman Barnes. 
2075.+Wesley Perkins, b. Apr. 21, 1822; d. Dec. 3, 1899; m. (1) Lovisa 

Barnes; m. (2) Mrs. Charles Stratton. 
2076.+Nancy Eliza, b. July 10, 1825; d. Jan. 8, 1889; m. (1) Dr. William 

Porter; m. (2) Ezra Leonard. 
2077.+Mason Franklin, b. May 20, 1828; d. Nov. 9, 1858; m. Christina 

Leonard. 

892. ANNA' SANFORD {same descent as 889) b. Dec. 30, 
1793, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Aug. 25, 1851, Brandon, Yt. ; m. Aug. 19, 
1813, Joseph Edwin Higgins, b. May 3, 1792, Weathersfield, Ct., 
d. Aug. 18, 1842, Bridport, Vt. 

They had five children. 

2078. William H^. Higgins, b. May 3, 1815, Orwell, Vt. 

2079. + Julius E. Higgins, b. Apr. 23, 1817; d. June 18, 1873; m. Catherine Day. 

2080. Lewis E. Higgins, b. July 29, 1819, Orwell, Vt. 

2081. Delia Ann Higgins, b. Dec. 13, 1822, Shoreham, Vt. 

2082. Joseph S. Higgins, b. Oct. 25, 1833, Bridport, Vt. 



250 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

896. CATHEKINE" SANFORD {Asa 384, Moses 133, John 
32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 9, 1791, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. Oct. 11, 
1813, Elias McNeil, b. May 15, 1791. They were married in 
Chenango, N. Y. 

They had six children. 

2083. Henry- McNeil, b. May 30, 1815. 

2084. Amanda McNeil, b. Oct. 4, 1817. 

2085. Mary Antoinette McNeil, b. Jan. 11, 1820. 

2086. Myron McNeil, b. Mar. 22, 1822. 

2087. Samuel McNeil, b. Oct. 14, 1824 

2088. Charles McNeil, b. Feb. 25, 1829. 

897. GARWOOD* SANFORD [same descent as 896) b. Dec. 
14, 1793, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Jan. 5. 1876 ; m. 1820, Diantha Bissell, 
b. 1800, Litchfield, Ct., d. Feb. 24, 1881, Litchfield, Ct. Both 
buried in the West Burying Ground, Litchfield. 

They had eight children, all born in Litchfield, Ct. 

2089.+Susan Louisa", b. Mar. 4, 1821; d. Dec. 8, 1863; m. Eichard Fowler. 
2090. Derrick Rolla, b. Sept. 18, 1822; d. June 19, 1898, New Haven, Ct.; 

m. 1859, Emily Barnard, of New Haven, Ct. ; d. Nov. 4, 1900, New 

Haven. No children. 
2091.+Frances Maria, b. Aug. 5, 1824; d. Feb. 20, 1891; m. Edgar Atwater. 
2092.+Mary Angeline, b. Nov. 25, 1825; d. Sept. 5, 1901; m. Edwin Bulkeley. 

2093. Garwood Theodore, b. Nov. 10, 1828; d. Aug. 5, 1890, Naugatuck, Ct.; 

m. Apr. 5, 1860, Emeline Palmer; no children. 

2094. Elizabeth Bissell, b. Dec. 25, 1830; d. Jan. 3, 1903, Waterbury, Ct.; 

m. Edward A. Stone, b. Mar. 25, 1826, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 25, 

1895, Litchfield, Ct. (One child died in infancy.) 
2095.+Frederick Marsh, b. Dec. 18, 1834; d. Nov. 15, 1901; m. Sarah Lewis. 
2096. Edwin Benedict, b. Aug. 22, 1838; d. March 1, 1910; m. (1) Lottie 

Downs; m. (2) Mar. 14, 1892, Mrs. Mary Morehouse, of Naugatuck, 

Ct.; no children; res. Colebrook River, Ct. 

906. NATHAN" SANFORD {Nathan 386, Samuel, 135, Sam- 
uel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 7, 1749, Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 
9, 1821, Plymouth, Ct. ; m. Sarah Smith. Nathan Sanford lived in 
New Haven, Ct., in 1781, when, Mar. 28, he received from his 
brother Archibald six acres of land in Cheshire, Ct., that had for- 
merly belonged to Daniel Sinith. {Cheshire L. R., Bk. 1, p. 283.) 

Mr. Sanford 's will, dated Apr. 19, 1820, proved Sep. 5, 1821, 
mentions wife Sarah and children Lucy, Erastus and Sarah. 
{'Waterh\i,ry Pro. Bee, Vol 17, p. 193.) 

They had three children. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 251 

2097. Lucy', m. Amasa Bronson. 

2098. Erastua. 

2099. Sarah, m. Amos Andrews. 

907. HENRY« SANFORD {sayne descent as 906), b. Jan. 22, 
1752, Milford, Ct. ; d. Dee. 25, 1830, ag. 78 years ; m. 1779, Rhoda 
Perkins. A Henry Sanford served in Continental Reg't., 9th. Co., 
dis. in North Dept. Nov. 25, 1775 ; again in Conn. State Troops, 
1776, Capt. Johnson's Co., who is believed to have been this Henry. 
{Conn. Men in Rev., pp. 43, 407.) On Aug. 20, 1781, Mr. Sanford 
received a deed of sixteen acres in Cheshire, Ct., from his fathei 
Nathan of New Haven, Ct. He is found in the Conn. Census of 
1790 as a resident of Cheshire. {Cheshire L. R., B. 1, p. 42.) 

They had nine children. 

2100.+Jared-, b. May 19, 1780; d. Oct. 12, 1845; m. Abigail Wooster. 
2101.+Truman, b. June 17, 1782; d. Nov. 26, 1856; m. Anna Curtis. 

2102, Ehoda P., b. June 1, 1784; m. Seth Carter. 

2103. Tryphena, b. Aug. 22, 1786; d. Jan. 20, 1787. 
2104. + Joseph, b. Apr. 2, 1788; d. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2105. Francis, b. Mar. 12, 1791. 

{These dates taJcen from Bhoda Perkins Sanford's Bible.) 

2106. Harvey. 

2107. + Lyman, b. Sept. 27, 1796; d. Apr. 17, 1877; m. (1) Clarissa Webster; 

m. (2) Eunice Webster. 

2108. + Philena, m. Charles Smith. 

910. JONATHAN" SANFORD {same descent as 906) b. 
1757, :\Iilford. Ct. ; d. Dec. 2, 1S36 ; m. June 12, 17S0, Jerusha, dau. 
of Isaac and Jerusha (Baker) Sanford, b. Jan. 3, 1763, d. Feb. 9, 
1836. Settled first at Watertown, afterwards removing to New 
York. On Mar. 2, 1779, he received from his father Nathan, land 
in "Wallingford, Ct. (New Cheshire), which had formerly belonged 
to Daniel Smith. He gave a quit claim deed of one half this land 
to his brother Joel and Joel Collins, Aug. 18, 1779. [Cheshire 
L. R., Bk. 21, p. 499 and Bk. 2, p. 439.) A Jonathan Sanford 
drew an annual pension from March 4, 1831 of $80. He was then 
living in Chenango Co., N. Y., and his age given as 75, which fits 
above Jonathan closely. {Census of Pensioners.) 

They had six children. 

2109. Clara", b. Nov. 7, 1781; m. Lyman Smith. 

2110. Isaac B., b. Sept. 5, 1784; d. July 12, 1802. 

2111. + Anson, b. Dec. 25, 1786; d. Jan. 15, 1828; m. Olive Porter. 

2112. Harley, b. Dec. 29, 1792. 



252 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2113. JuUa, b. Nov. 5, 1794; d. July 12, 1821. 

2114. Ely, b. Dec. 19, 1797. 

911. ARCHIBALD" SANFORD {same descent as 906) b. 
Apr. 14, 1759, Milf ord, Ct. ; d. Mar. 2, 1844, Cheshire, Ct. ; m. Amy 
Peck, b. 1764; d. July 30, 1843. On Mar. 2, 1779, Mr. Sanford 
received from his father Nathan, land ta Wallingford, Ct., parish 
of New Cheshire, which formerly belonged to Daniel Smith. Mar. 
28, 1781, Archibald deeded one half of this land to his brother 
Nathan, both of New Haven, Ct. {Cheshire L. B., Bk. 1, p. 283 
and Bk. 21, p. 499.) 

He was in Capt. Curtis' Co. Time of marching, Apr. 7, 
1777. "Was a pensioner in New Haven County. {Conn. Men in 
Rev., pp. 500, 655, 661.) His name is in the Census of Pensioners 
with res. Prospect, Ct., age given as 81. He drew annual pension 
from 1832 of $80. Mr. Sanford was a Methodist minister. Late 
in life he became so deaf that he sat in the pulpit to hear the 
sermon. His will was proved Mar. 14, 1844. Eli Sanford, his 
grandson, was executor. {Cheshire Pro. Rec, Vol. 2, p. 173.) 

They had six children, all except Julius bom in Prospect, Ct- 

2115.+ Julius MaximmusT, b. Feb. 15, 1781; d. July 11, 1853; m. Lucy 

Hubbard. 
2116.+Friend, b. Mar. 10, 1785; d. Dec. 19, 1853; m. Stella Grannia. 

2117. EU, b. Mar. 25, 1789; d. June 8, 1810. 

2118. Anna, b. June 9, 1793; m. Nov. 15, 1812, Lauren Preston; no children. 

2119. + Philemelia, b. Dec. 31, 1796; d. Mar. 12, 1829; m. Amasa Preston. 
2120.+Freeman, b. Aug. 22, 1803; d. 1872; m. Lydia Welton. 

917. LOIS* SANFORD {Isaac 390, Samuel 135, Samuel, 35, 
JSphraim 6, Thomas 1) b. July 14, 1760; m. Oliver Tucker. They 
settled at Woodbridge, Ct., where he was a carpenter. He bought 
the Abel Sanford house, and it is still standing (1908). 

They had two childrenf 

2121. Sheldon^ Tucker. 

2122. Nancy Tucker. 

919. ABEL" SANFORD {same descent as 917) b. Mar. 22, 
1763; d. Sept. 10, 1843, Marion, N. Y. ; m. (1) Oct. 14, 1784, 
Deborah Sperry, b. Dec. 28, 1758, d. Nov. 8, 1817, Wallingford, Ct. ; 
m. (2) June 14, 1820, Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle, b. Oct. 2, 1777, d. 
Sept. 21, 1855, Marion, N. Y. Mr. Sanford was a school teacher 
and farmer. The first sixteen years of his married life, he resided 



SEVENTH GENERATION 253 

in Woodbridge, Ct., then removed to Wallingford, Ct. 

He had six children by his first marriage, all bom in Wood- 
bridge, Ct. 

2123.+Permelia7, b. Apr. 29, 1786; d. May 4, 1832; m. (1) Amasa Hall; m. 

(2) A. D. Piatt. 
2124.+P0II7, b. Apr. 29, 1786; d. 1846; m. Thomas Mix. 

2125.+Isaac Eansom, b. Nov. 12, 1790; d. July 2, 1879; m. Patience Atwater. 
2126.+Jerusha, b. Jan. 20, 1793; m. Ephraim Hough. 
2127.+Deborah, b. June 11, 1795; d. Jan. 9, 1827; m. Josiah Cowlea. 
2128. + Amos Baker, b. June 18, 1798; d. July 9, 1873; m. (1) Catherine 

Johnson; m. (2) Mrs. Andrew GriflSn. 

921. DAVID« SANFORD {Gideon 391, Samuel 135, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 3, 1765; d. Nov. 26, ]839; m. 
July, 1792, Millicent, dau. of Capt. Gideon Hotchkiss of Waterbury, 
Ot., b. May 16, 1771, d. Oct. 9, 1849. The author has the original 
life use lease by Gideon Hotchkiss to his daughter Millicent 
Sanford, of his home in Waterbury, dated Apr. 28, 1804. Also the 
original lease of their home by David Sanford and Millicent his 
wife, to Hershal Sanford of Waterbury, dated Mar. 29, 1826. 

They had nine children. 

2129.+Hershal7, b. Aug. 6, 1794; d. July 28, 1868; m. Hannah Lounsbury. 

2130. Levi, b. Mar. 1, 179B; d. Aug. 25, 1823. 

2131. Phila, b. Mar. 17, 1798; d. Apr. 27, 1804. 
2132.+Philinda, b. Sept. 27, 1805; d. Nov. 3, 1854; m. Ethelbert Cook. 

2133. + Perus, b. Jan. 28, 1807; d. Aug. 14, 1867; m. Abigail Cook. 

2134. + Hannah, b. Mar. 16, 1809; d. Sept. 21, 1854; m. Silas Hitchcock. 
2135.+Abby, b. Mar. 14, 1811; d. Sept. 22, 1872; m. George Brockett. 

2136. Betsey b. Mar. 20, 1813; m. Stephen Ives, of Cheshire, Ct. ; no children. 

2137. Garry Colbreath, b. Apr. 11, 1815; d. Oct. 23, 1847, Lancaster, Mass.; 

unm. 

The following letter is given entire because of its little items 
of family history, but more particularly on account of the generous, 
manly and noble sentiments it contains. 

Letter of Garry Sanford to Mr. Hine, with whom he must have 
lived since he called himself his obdt. son. 

Auburn, April 3, 1836. ^ 

Dear Sir,— I now attempt to write a few lines to you, I don't 
know as I need to make any excuse for you well know my failing 
both by nature and by practice. I received your letter the 19th of 
March. I had almost concluded that you had forgotten me but was 
glad that you would once more trouble yourself to write to your 
disobedient child. My health is good at present. I accidentally 
hurt my hand last fall so bad that I was unable to work tor three 



254 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 



weeks. We do a driving business here. There are ten of us at work 
at forks. The water that we drink here we get out of the creek 
which flows past New Guinea where there is a settlement of blocks 
on the bank of the creek a few rods above us. I will assure you that 
it is delicious tasting stuff to me (?). 

I am very well suited with the country, but the people are hard 
subjects. Truth is a scarce article here, I think they deal with it 
sparingly. I would not believe what they say no more than I would 
believe that a codfish could climb a liberty pole tail first with a loaf 
of bread under his arm. 

I am very glad to hear that you are going ahead in your 
business. I hope that you will get rich and then I will '^ome and 
help you spend your money, for I am practicing that business now. 

The pigeons fly in every direction here, very thick, but not so 
as to darken the sky. Understand me. You mentioned the cold 
winter. It is certainly the most severe winter that I ever witnessed. 

Give my respects to your workmen, particularly to Deacon Hoit 
for it is not right that a man so amiable and accomplished as he is 
should pass unnoticed. Give my respects to Aunt Huldah for I 
never shall forget how kind and obliging you and she were while I 
lived with you. Give my best respects to Miss Jane and Simmons 
and to all my inquiring friends if there be any. 

I intend to start for home within the course of four or five 
weeks if possible. I would mention one thing to you which would 
perhaps be well for you to know. I do not assert it as a fact, how- 
ever there is strong suspicion resting on the postmaster of 

as having opened letters that come from this place. If that be the 
fact I presume that he will get into business weather of a serious 
kind. 

Give my respects to father and mother. Do not fear troubling 
me with postage, but write to me again. 
This from your obdt. son, 

GARRY SANFORD. 



Brother Herschel, — Ireceived a few lines from you respecting 
our parents. I know that the place is out of repair. It seems as 
if some of us might repair it and still let them live there. I believe 
they can have a comfortable living off from that place. If I have 
any small share in supposed property I would willingly give it to 
any one who would support them through life. I presume that if 
they leave there they will not be contented, but you can do as you 
think best. I am willing to agree to anything that the family thinks 
best. I am glad that you think best to do something about it for it 
is right that they who supported us through the tender age of life 
should long be remembered by us. Mr. Hine please coppy the above 
and hand it to Herschel and oblige 

Yours GARRY SANFORD. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 255 

924. BETSEY MARY« SANFORD {same descent as 921) 
m. Feb. 15, 1781, Ebenezer, son of Capt. Gideon Hotchkiss, of 
Waterbury, Ct., b. Dec. 13, 1757, d. July 26, 1853. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier. 

They had two children. 

2138.+Anna7 Hotchkiss, b. Dec. 23, 1781; m. John Prichard. 

2139. + Gideon MiUs Hotchkiss, b. Nov. 11, 1785; d. Jan. 27, 1864; m. Arvilla 

Brooks. 

930. RACHEL" HARRISON {Hannah 394, Joseph 136, 
Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 15, 1751, So. Farms, 
Ct. ; d. 1795 ; m. Levi Peck. Resided in Morris, Ct. 

They had five children. 

2140. EacheF Peck. 

2141. Mary (Polly) Peck. 

2142. Linus Peck. 

2143. Weltha Peck. 

2144. Hannah Peck, m. Samuel Bissell, of Litchfield, Ct. 

931. DAVID" HARRISON {same descent as 930) b. Nov. 9, 
1753, South Farms, Ct. ; d. Apr. 13, 1812; m. (1) Jerusha Marsh; 
m. (2) Mehitable Landon, d. Mar. 26, 1827. 

They had one child. 

2145. Norman'' Harrison. 

933. HANNAH" HARRISON {same descent as 930) b. Mar. 
20, 1757, So. Farms, Ct. ; m. (1) Elijah Peck of So. Farms, Ct. ; 
m. (2) Ebenezer Marsh; m. (3) Gen. Timothy Skinner, father of 
Gov. Skinner of Vermont. 

She had seven children by first marriage. 

2146. RhodaT Peck, b. 1776; m. June 22, 1797, Truman Clinton. Went to 

New York State. 

2147. Clarissa Peck, b. 1778; m. June 22,1797, Isaac Woodruff. Went to 

New York State. 

2148. Mahala Peck, b. 1781; m. June 23, 1800, John Harrison. In 1805 they 

removed to Genesee, N. Y. 

2149. Almon Peck, b. 1784; d. in Greenbush, N. Y. 

2150. Truman (Freeman) Peck, b. 1787. 

2151. Lucy Peck, b. Aug. 14, 1790; d. Feb. 24, 1870; m. Sept. 12, 1810, 

Norman Kilbourn, of Bantam, Ct., b. 1791; d. Jan. 27, 1886. 

2152. Elijah Peck, .Jr., b. Aug. 19, 1792; d. Dec. 1869; m. (1) Mrs. Randall; 

m. (2) Lavinia Booth. 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



934. SOLOMON' HARRISON (same descent as 930) b. Apr. 
17, 1760, So. Farms, Ct. ; d. Apr. 11, 1834; m. Susan Gunn. 
They had three children. 

2153. Rachel' Harrison. 

2154. Susan Harrison, m. Asa Pannlee, at Bethlehem, Ct. 

2 J 55. Ephraim Harrison, b. 1805; d. Feb. 25, 1868; m. (1) Lydia Stoddard; 
m. (2) Letitia Smith; res. in Bethlehem, Ct. 

936. LUCY« HARRISON {same descent as 930) b. Mar. 29, 
1762, South Farms, Ct. ; d. 1812; m. (1) Samuel Woodruff; m. (2) 
Oct. 14, 1790, Jesse Spencer. 

She had one child by second marriage. 
2156. Eliza'' Spencer. 

938. SARAH« SANFORD {OUver 396, Joseph 136, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 15, 1764, So. Farms, Ct. ; d. Aug. 
7, 1844 ; m. 1785, Ephraim S. Hall, of So. Farms, Ct. 

They had seven children, all bom in So. Farms, Ct. 

2157.+William7 Hall, b. Mar. 9, 1786; d. 1833; m. Therina Waugh. 
2158.+Mary (Polly) Hall, b. Sept. 28, 1788; m. Josiah Hubbard. 
2159. Annis HaU, b. Aug. 21, 1790; d. Mar. 16, 1861; m. July 12, 1857, Ezra 

Judd, d. Apr. 15, 1867. 
2160.4-Sally Hall, b. Dec. 4, 1792; d. Apr. 11, 1872, m. Deacon Harmon Ensign. 
2161.+Rebecca HaU, b. Dec. 4, 1794; d. June 12, 1873; m. (1) William 

Doolittle; m. (2) Richard Marsh. 
2162.+ Julia HaU, b. Sept. 6, 1797; d. 1881; m. William McCord. 
2163.+Alanson HaU, b. Dec. 21, 1802; d. Dec. 20, 1858; m. Elizabeth Marsh. 

941. ORENDA« SANFORD {same descent as 938) h. June 
27, 1769, So. Farms, Ct. ; m. Enoch Hyde of Catskill, N. T. 
They had two children. 

2164. Chauncey'' Hyde. 

2165. Demetrius Hyde. 

943. JOSEPH' SANFORD {Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 17, 1758, Milford, Ct. ; d. Oct. 17, 
1843, Triangle, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 1, 1784, Chloe, dau. of Nathaniel and 
Elizabeth (Marsh) Goodwin, b. July 31, 1776, Litchfield, Ct-; d. 
Oct. 8, 1805, Lyle, N. Y. Mr. Sanford served as ensign in Conn. 
Militia; private in Capt. Redding's Co., Col. Whitney 'a Reg. 
He drew a pension from Feb. 24, 1819. {Census of Pensioners.) 

He lived in So. Farms, Ct., and moved to Triangle, N. Y., aboat 
1800. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 257 

They had nine children, all except Mary and Pamelia born 
in So. Farms, Ct. 

2166. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 27, 1784; d. Jan. 15, 1863, Chenango Forks, N. T.; 

m. Oct. 11, 1807, Clarissa Orton. No children. He settled in Broome 
Co., N. Y. 

2167. Rhoda, b. Jan 23, 1786; d. Jan. 1, 1806, Triangle, N. Y. 
2168.4- Elizabeth, t>. Apr. 18, 1789; d. Nov. 26, 1869; m. Charles Abbott. 

2169. + Clarke, b. Dec. 3, 1791; d. June 27, 1886; m. (1) Mary Clark; m. (2) 

Hannah Batchelder. 

2170. + Freeman, b. Apr. 7, 1794; d. June 23, 1876; m. Cynthia Bowers. 
2171.+LUC7, b. Mar. 6, 1796; d. 1867; m. Godfrey Hoffman. 

2172. + Seymour, b. Oct. 18, 1798; d. Dec. 19, 1883; m. (1) Maria Pendleton; 

m. (2) Louisa Eaton. 
2173.+Mary Ann, b. May 11, 1800, Triangle, N. Y. ; died in Michigan, m. 

Ebenezer Bliss. 
2174. PameUa, b. Feb. 1804, Triangle, N. Y.; d. Sept. 10, 1874, near Perry, 

N. Y. ; m. David Wallace; no children. They lived in Castile, N. Y. 

944. BENJAMIN^ SANFORD {sayne descent as 943) b. 
June 4, 1761, Litchfield (South Farms), Ct. ; d. July 1, 1883, 
Cornwall, Vt. ; m. Sarah, dau. of John and Anna (Marsh) Marsh, 
b. Jan. 8, 1766, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Feb. 28, 1818, Cornwall, Vt. 

The land about Litchfield being all taken by reason of the 
great immigration from the coast and the great birth rate of the 
settlers, he, in August, 1784, with wife and child of five months, 
set out with a pair of steers and cart with some fiour, pork and a 
few simple farming tools for a place in the woods, which then, or 
soon after, took the name of Cornwall, Vt. It is stated that his 
father had previously selected the tract for him, paying therefor 
one ear of corn for each acre. He was only able to proceed north 
as far as Bennington with his cart, since no road had been cut any 
further. Thereupon he cut a crotched tree and made a dray of it. 
Placing his load on it, he proceeded as far as Southerlands Falls, 
where he fell in with a fellow emigrant who also had a pair of oxen 
and some goods. They united and built a raft, upon which they 
placed all their goods, which his new found friend guided down 
stream to Asa Blodget's at the Ox Bow, then the principal place 
of entertainment on the Creek. 

Mr. Sanford drove both pair of oxen through the woods 
by a line of blazed trees through Huhbardtotn, Sudbury and 
Whiting to his future home. [See Hist, of Cornwall, p. 82.) 
Reaching there he went to work with a will to clean the forest 
and make a home. From the first he was an active and influential 



2.5S THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

citizen, taking part in all matters of a public nature, and especially 
those of a religious character. He was often called by his townsmen 
to places of trust, was for many years a justice of the peace, and 
represented his town in the Legislature for the years 1805-6, 
1821-3 and 1824- 

His first home was of log, and stood down on a brook near a 
spring. His son Daniel was bom in this house. He soon built a 
frame house where the present residence stands. In this all his 
children subsequent to Daniel, all the children of his son John and 
all the children of his grandson Edgar were born. In 1861 this 
house was moved back and converted into a granary and sheep 
barn, still in use. In that year John Sanford built the present fine 
residence. The well that Benjamin dug is still in use with an "old 
oaken bucket." 

Not long after settling in Cornwall, his wife, Mrs. Jacob Peck 
and two other ladies went back to Litchfield, Ct., through the 
sparsely settled coimtry on horseback to make a visit. 

Mr. Sanford was a very industrious, prosperous and influential 
farmer and citizen. When his children married, he ably assisted 
each to get a start in the world. He kept an account of the 
property and things that he gave to each, which account is now 
held by his great grandson, Harrison E. Sanford of Cornwall, Vt. 
For the property given to each child, see individual sketches- 

The farm on his death passed to his son John, and on his 
death to his son Edgar, who held it till his death, July 17, 1907, 
when it passed to his son Harrison E. 

The Centennial of Benjamin's settlement in Cornwall was 
celebrated Aug. 28, 1884, at the old homestead, (for account of 
which, see sketch of Edgar Sanford). 

They had twelve children, all except Orman born in Cornwall, 
Vt. 

2175. OnnanT, b. Mar. 6, 1784, Litchfield, Ct.; d. Mar. 3, 1790, killed by a 

loaded sled passing over him. 
2176.+Daniel, b. Oct. 25, 1786; d. Oct. 26, 1876; m. Dotha Peck. 
2177.+Permelia, b. Aug. 16, 1788; d. Nov. 4, 1859; m. Edmund Hill. 
2178.+Jonah, b. Nov. 30, 1790; d. Dec. 25, 1867; m. (1) Abigail Greene; m. 

(2) Harriet Barney. 
2179.+Ozia3, b. Jan. 30, 1793; d. Sept. 10, 1863; m. Maria Sterling. 
2180. -f .John, b. Feb. 14, 1795; d. Feb. 1, 1869; m. Anna Peck. 
2181.+Benjamin, Jr., b. May 7, 1797; d. May 1845, m. Lucy Simonds. 

2182. Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 1799; d. Mar. 1808. 

2183. + Mary Ann, b. Jan. 15, 1802; d. Sept. 6, 1872; m. Daniel Beecher. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 259 



2184. Josephus, b. Mar. 1804; d. Mar. 1813. 

2185.+Ju]ina, b. July 28, 1806; d. Mar. 6, 1871; m. Julius Belong. 

2186.+Bet8ey, b. June 6, 1810; d. Dec. 30, 1898; m. Zimri Pond. 

945. DR. CLARK« SANFORD {savie descent as 943) b. 
July 10, 1764, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 5, 1819 ; m. (1) Sarah Marsh, 
who died soon; m. (2) May 2, 1786, Anna S. Marsh, of So. Farms, 
Ct., d. June 20, 1847. About 1809, Dr. Clark Sanford erected mills 
in Connecticut for the purpose of grinding and preparing Peru- 
vian Bark and sundry chemicals. He was the first to use ealisaya, or 
Peruvian Bark, as a remedy in malarial fevers. He began his prac- 
tice as M. D. in Fredericksburg, Va. He also practiced for a time 
in Lunenburg, Va., and then removed to Greenwich, Ct. 

He had five children by second marriage, all except Henry 
born in Fredericksburg, Va. 

2187. Josephus", b. 1786; d. 1803, Prince Edward, Va. ; unm. A skillful 

physician and surgeon. 
21S8.+Ehoda Pamela, b. 1795; d. Feb. 26, 1831; m. Judge Nehemiah Browne. 
2189.-f-John Clark, b. 1798; d. Mar. 28, 1873; m. Susan Hull. 
2190. -I- Henry Josephus, b. 1804, Portchester, N. T. : d. Mar. 30, 1854; m. 

Mary Jarvis. 

2191. Nancy Marsh, d. 1860, Eye, N. i.; aiim. 

946. RHODA PAMELIA* SANFORD {same descent as 943) 
b. Apr. 27, 1768, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. June 4, 1805, Triangle, N. T. ; 
m. Daniel Clark, of Bethlehem, Ct. Went to Triangle, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

2192. Julia' Clark; d. at three years. 

2193. Joseph Clark, d. at seventeen years. 

948. SIMEON" SANFORD {same descent as 943) b. May 6, 
1775, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. June 23, 1846 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Ros- 
well Post, of Cornwall, Vt., d. May 25, 1853, ag. 72 yrs. He resided 
in Cornwall for some years as a prosperous farmer and then 
returned to So. Farms, Ct. Both buried in Morris Cemetery. 

They had four children. 

2194. OrmanT, b. Oct. 29, 1799; d. May 24, 1803. 

2195.-)-Ehoda, b. July 7, 1801; d. July 7, 1893; m. (1) William Harrison; m. 

(2) Edward Cowles. 
2196.-fClarinda, b. Feb. 28, 1804; d. May 21, 1875; m. William Harrison. 
2197.+Eollin, b. Mar. 27, 1806; d. Dec. 2, 1879; m. (1) Maria Seymour; m. 
(2) Lucy Wright; m. (3) Clarinda Harrison. 



260 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

951. JOSEPH" SANFORD {Joseph 399, Joseph 136, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 15, 1773, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. Tem- 
perance Ives, of Goshen, Ct. Moved to Goshen, Ct. 

They had three children, all born ia Goshen, Ct. 

2198. Harriet^, m. Jan. 28, 1822, Elliott Mason. 

2199. Caroline, m. Joseph Bunnell, of Goshen, Ct. 

2200. Maria, m. Simeon Scoville, of Goshen, Ct. 

952. OLIVE« SANFORD {same descent as 951) b. Nov. 3, 
1774, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Mar. 6, 1817; m. June 30, 1799, Capt. 
Erastus Goodwin, b. Dec. 19, 1772; d. Nov. 3, 1853. (He married 
(2) Phebe (Beach) widow of James Thomas.) 

They had seven children, all bom in Litchfield, Ct. 

2201.+Emeline7 Goodwin, b. Sept. 25, 1800; d. Feb. 23, 1885; m. Myron 
Osborn. 

2202. Edmund Sanford Goodwin, b. Sept. 2, 180^; d. Nov. 24, 1806. 

2203. Chloe Eliza Goodwin, b. June 16, 1805; d. Nov. 10, 1806. 

2204. Erastus Goodwin, b. May 15, 1808; d. May 30, 1808. 
2205.+Elizabeth Goodwin, b. May 18, 1811; d. Sept. 24, 1867; m. Charles Ives. 
2206. Clarissa Beebe Goodwin, b. June 26, 1813; d. May 18, 1856; unm. 
2207.+Olive Catherine Goodwin, b. Mar. 18, 1816; m. Whiting Smith. 

953. STEPHEN^ SANTORD {same descent as 951) b. Sept. 
6, 1776, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. 1843, East Avon, N. Y. ; m. Olive, dan. of 
Andrew and Maranda (Orton) Woodruff, b. 1780, Litchfield, Ct. ; 
d. 1861, Livonia, N. T. They removed from Litchfield, Ct., to 
Avon, N. Y. 

They had ten children. 

2208.-t-PollyT, b. 1800; d. 1850; m. (1) WilUam Godfrey; m. (2) Gilbert 

Beckwith. 
2209.+Eliza, b. July 4, 1802; d. Nov. 7, 1890; m. Charles Shepard. 
2210. + Claris3a, b. Feb. 11, 1804; m. William Whittlesey. 
2211. + Julia Clark, b. Sept. 1, 1805; d. Apr. 23, 1887; m. Marcus Brown. 
2212.+CaroIine Beckwith, b. Aug. 19, 1807; m. Eeuben Newton. 

2213. Susan, b. Sept. 1809, Litchfield, Ct.; d. unm. 

2214. Mehitable, b. Aug. 1812, Litchfield, Ct.; d. ab. 1880, Tipton, Mich.; 

m. Samuel Kimball; no children. 

2215. + Fannie, b. Aug. 1814; d. in Michigan; m. Hiram Brown. 

2216. Infant girl. 

22 17. -L.Joseph Clark, b. June 15, 1818; d. 1898; m. Caroline Stone. 

954. EDMUND" SANFORD {same descent as 951) b. Oct. 
25, 1781, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Jan. 9, 1860, Sherburne, N. Y. ; m. (1) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 261 

June 7, 1804, Sarah Lynde; m. (2) 1844, Betsey Sheldon. He 
settled in Herkimer, N. Y., after his first marriage. 
He had six children by first marriage. 

221S. Caroline AmeUaT, b. Mar. 22, 1805; d. Feb. 9, 1823. 

2219. Charles Watson, b. Nov. 17, 1806; m. May 13, 1S33, Julia Ann Weed, 

Binghamton, N. Y., d. July 30, 1883. He was a merchant in Bing- 
hampton, N. Y. 

2220. Edmund, Jr., b. Jan. 1, 1809; d. Mar. 17, 1809. 

2221. Sarah Eliza, b. Feb. 17, 1810; d. June 12, 1831. 

2222. Horatio Wolcott, b. Jan. 21, 1813; d. Dec. 6, 1884, Sherburne, N. Y. 

Settled in Dubuque, la., about 1834 or 1835. 
2223.4-Sidney Dwight, b. Feb. 16, 1819; m. Margaret Jones. 

955 OZIAS' SANFORD {same descent as 951) b. Aug. 24, 
1784, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 7, 1856 ; buried in Morris Cemetery ; 
m. (1) May 24, 1810, Lydia Brown, of Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 13, 
1815, ag. 27; m. (2) Feb. 4, 1816, Eunice S. Hand (widow), b. 
Feb. 1782, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. June 1, 1869. Buried in Morris 
Cemetery. 

He had one child by first and two by second marriage. 

2224. Lucy-, b. May 7, 1811; d. Nov. 9, 1893, Litchfield, Ct. For many 
years hopelessly insane caused by a fall from a horse. Buried in 
Morris Cemetery. 

2225.+ Ann Mehitable, b. Feb. 10, 1818; m. John Babbitt. 

2226.+ Joseph, b. May 1, 1820; d. July 30, 1871; m. Betsey Potter. {Litchfield 
V. S.) 

956. CLARISSA" SANFORD {same descent as 951) b. Jan. 
19, 1786, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 12, I860; m. Jan. 17, 1805, Maj. 
William Beebe, b. Mar. 24, 1782, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Nov. 18, 1861. 
He was the son of Col. B. Beebe, of Revolutionary fame and a 
distinguished man. 

They had six children. 

2227. + ElizaT Beebe, b. May 9, 1808; d. Mar 22, 1887; m. Dr. John Russell. 
2228.+Rebecca Rockwell Beebe, b. June 4, 1810; d. 1865; m. Alexander 

Howard. 
2229.+Philip Schuyler Beebe, b. Mar. 12, 1812; m. (1) Catherine Hall; m. (2) 

Lucy Robbins. 

2230. Harriet Sanford Beebe, b. Nov. 11, 1814, Litchfield, Ct.; d. May 1836, 

Harrisburg, Pa. ; unm. Buried in Litchfield, Ct. 

2231. + 01ive Goodwin Beebe, b. Dec. 14, 1817; m. Sheldon Peck. 

2232. Clara Beebe, b. July 7, 1820; m. Aug. 4, 1862, Joshua Harrison Darling, 

of Warsaw, N. Y., d. Mar. 21, 1869, ag. 59 years. No children. 



263 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAlVnLY 

957. J0EL8 SANFORD {Jonas 411, Jonathan 138, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) d. ab. 1842 ; m. Huldah Prindle, d. Oct. 4, 
1839, ag. 62. Mr. Sanford was a merchant in Bridgewater, a part 
of New Milford. Was justice of the peace in 1828. "He was the 
author of an arithmetic and had a model mind for mechanics. He 
constructed the first wooden clock made in this country." His 
estate was distributed Sept. 24, 1842. {New Milford Pro. R., Vol. 
13, p. 126.) 

They had four children, all born in New Milford, CX. 

2233. Harriet^, b. Oct. 31, 1796; m. Oliver Mead. 

2234.+David Curtis, b. Jan. 23, 1798; d. May 1864; m. (1) Caroline Merwin; 

m. (2) Amelia Seymour; m. (3) Emily BuU. 
2235.4- Julia Maria, b. May 9, 1803; m. Albert Gaylord. 
2236.+Charles Grandison, b. Feb. 25, 1814; d. May 12, 1891; m. Eunice Morris. 

958. ABIAH' SANFORD {same descent as 957) b. Mar. 3, 
1773, in Ct. ; d. Sept. 19, 1843, Hopkinton, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 6, 1797, 
Eli Roberts, b. June 28, 1769, in Ct. ; d. Mar. 7, 1837. They were 
married at Hinesburg, Vt., and came from Vergennes to Hopkin- 
ton, N. Y., in Feb. 1807- He settled a mile south of the village and 
at once built a sawmill on Lyd Brook. On Jan. 25, 1814, Eli Rob- 
erts and his wife Abiah gave deed of a tract of land situated in 
New Milford, in the Society of Bridgewater, lying a little north- 
easterly of Joel Sanford 's (her brother) ' dwelling house, to Rich- 
ard Randall, husband of Mrs. Roberts' sister Esther. 

Y7itnesses — Abijah Beach and Joel Sanford. 

Recorded July 4, 1817. Per Elisha Bostwick, Reg. {Neiu Mil- 
ford L. R., Vol. 29, p. 827.) 

At this time Eli spelled his name Roburds, but a few years 
later changed it to Roberts. 

They had seven children. 

2237.-fFanny7 Roberts, b. July 5, 1798; d. May 6, 1853; m. Joel Gould. 
2238. Angeline Roberts, b. Sept. 15, 1800, Vergennes, Vt.; d. June 10, 1828, 

Hopkinton, N. Y.; m. Mar. 4, 1822, Chester Tupper, d. Feb. 3, 1S61, 

in California. No children 
2239.-t-Mariette Roberts, b. July 12, 1803; d. Nov. 8, 1839; m. John Gould. 
2240.-)- John S. Roberts, b. Feb. 3, 1806; d. Dee. 19, 1865; m. Eveline Gibbs. 
2241. -(-Clarissa Roberts, b. Sept. 16, 1808; d. Feb. 4, 1866; m. Elnathan 

Winslow. 
2242.-f Hannah J. Roberts, b. Sept. 22, 1811; d. Mar. 4, 1863; m. William 

Howard. 
2243. -f Eli B. Roberts, b. Aug. 21, 1816; d. Dec. 13, 1891; m. Martha Hunter. 



SEVENTH GENERATIOX 263 

959. MABEL" SANFORD {same descent as 957) b. Dec. 7, 
1774, New Milford Ct. ; m. June 18, 1797, Joel, son of Thaddeus 
Baldwin, b. Oct. 29, 1772, New Milford, Ct. 

They had six children. 

2244. Stanley Sanford^ Baldwin. 

2245. Samuel Baldwin. 

2246. Minerva Baldwin, m. Charles Briggs. No children. They lived in 

Brookfield, Ct. 

2247. Mabel Baldwin, d. unm. 

Two died young. 

960. ANDRE* SANFORD {same descent as 957) b. 1781 ; d. 
Dec. 8, 1809 ; m. Eunice Bennett, sister of Elijah Bennett. 

On Apr. 13, 1807, Mr. Sanford was deeded three pieces of land 
by his father Jonas for the consideration of the parental love, 
regard and good will he had for his son. {New Milford L. Rec, 
Vol. 24, p. 643 and N. M. Pro. Rec, Vol. 6, pp. SO and 84.) 

The administration of his estate was granted to widow Eunice, 
Mar. 3, 1810, and it was distributed Mar. 16, 1811, to her and their 
daughter Flora Maryetta. 

They had two children. 

2248. Flora Maryetta^, m. Dr. Edwin Lacy, of Brookfield, Ct. 

2249. + Harley, b. Mar. 17, 1801; d. June 1.5, 1883; m. Alosia Peck. 

963. LUCY ANN« SANFORD {same descent as 937) m. 
Nathaniel Randall. 

They had one child. 
2250.+JaciDthiaT Randall, b. Oct. 15, 1808; m. Fretieriek Boland. 

976. COL. ELIHU" SANFORD, JR. {Elihu 415, David 141, 
Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 26, 1759, Milford, Ct. ; d. 
Oct. 9, 1839, Bethany, Ct. ; m. (1) 1782, Sarah, dau. of David and 
Highly (Bishop) Thorpe, of New Haven, Ct., b. Nov. 4, 1762, 
North Haven, Ct. ; d. July 14, 1837, Bethany, Ct. ; m. (2^ Jan. 14, 
1839, Nancy Atwood, widow of Ailing Carrington, b. 177", d. July 
5, 1853. 

Col. Sanford enlisted in the Rev. Army at the outbreak of 
the war. Re-enlisted Feb. 16, 1777, for three years as Corporal in 
the 8th Regiment Continental Foot, Col. John Chandler; May 25, 
1778, he was appointed First Sergeant of Capt. David Dorancc's 
Co., 5th Reg. of Continental Foot. Served until the close of the 
war and was honorably discharged as First Sergeant. 



264 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

He served in numerous campaigns and was at Valley Forge. 
At the Battle of Monmouth he was distinguished for gallantry and 
received the personal commendation of Gen. Washington. Capt. 
Munson of the Sth Continental Foot was an eye-witness of this 
episode and told the story to Hervey Sanford. He received an 
annual pension of $96. {Conn. Men. in Rev., p. 231, 348, 637, and 
Census of Pensioners-) 

At the close of the war he returned to Bethany and married 
Sarah Thorpe. In 1783, he sold land to Strong Sanford. {Wood- 
bridge L. Rec.) 

In the War of 1812 he was appointed Lieut. Col. and afterwards 
promoted Colonel of a Conn. Regiment, and was in charge of the 
coast line from the neighborhood of New London to Stamford. His 
will was probated Oct. 15, 1839, in New Haven, and named his 
four children. 

He had four children by first marriage, all born in Bethany, 
Ct. 

2251.+Tubal Cain', b. Oct. 20, 1783; d. Apr. 14, 1871; m. (1) Polly Newton; 

m. (2) Lucinda Barnes. 
2252.+Hervey, b. May 30, 1785; d. Jan. 9, 1869; m. Mary Lyman. 
2253.+Elihu, b. June 4, 1789; d. Aug. 20, 1866; m. Susan Howell. 
2254. + Hannah, b. Sept. 30, 1793; d. Sept. 13, 1868; m. Eliada Tuttle. 

977. STRONG" SANFORD {same descent as 976) b. Oct. 
9, 1760, Bethany, Ct. ; d. May 3, 1846, Barkhamsted, Ct. Buried 
in Hartford Ct. ; m. 1785, Temperance Hotchkiss, b. 1767, Wood- 
bridge, Ct. ; d. Dec. 4, 1843. Mr. Sanford enlisted Feb. 16, 1777, 
in the Rev. War and served in the same regiment with his brother 
Elihu. He was made Corporal Sept. 20, 1780, Sergeant Sept. 5, 
1781, in 5th Reg. Conn, line, Capt. Richard's Co. Paid fiom Jan. 
1, 1781, to Sept. 5, 1781. Drew annual pension of $96 from 1818 
to 1828, and after that $120. Res., Barkhamsted, Ct. {Conn. Men 
in Rev., p. 237, 344, 637, 663, and Census of Pensioners.) 

He moved after his marriage to Washington, Ct., where all his 
children except Laura were born. About 1830, he moved to East 
Hartford, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

2255.-(-Laura7, b. May 24, 1786, Waterbury, Ct.; d. June 7, 1870; m. Mathew 

Logan. 
2256. Strong, Jr., d. young; unm. 

2257.+Pol]y, b. 1791; d. June 24, 1866; m. Jedediah Lemmon. 
2258. + Sally, b. Oct. 6, 1793; d. Jan. 31, 1861; m. Ebenezer Clark. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 265 



2259. + Hiram, b. July 17, 1794; d. May 7, 1867; m. (1) Percy Case; m. (2) 

Polly Gibson. 
2260.+Daiiiel, b. Aug. 14, 1797; d. Dec. 23, 1870; m. Phebe Burnham. 
2261.+Hannah Clarene, b. Dec. 23, 1802; d. Nov. 1884; m. Hiram Burnham. 

979 STEPHEN* SANFORD {same descent as 976) b. Oct. 
24, 1763; d. Dec, 1824; m. (2) 1802, Statira Benton, of Goshen, 
Ct. (So. Farms) ; d. in Northfield, Ct., buried in Thomaston, Cl. ; 
m. (3) at Albany, N. Y. 

He had one child by first and two by second marriage. 

2262. Clarissa", b. Oct. 1786; m. (1) Johnson; m. (2) Burdick. In 1871 she 

was Living in Watertown, N. Y. 

2263. + Samuel, b. Oct. 28, 1803; d. Nov. 28, 186.5; m. Orlenda Thomas. 

2264. Sylvina, b. Feb. 2, 1805; d. Oct. 22, 1884, Northampton, Mas* 

Stephen Sanford had several children by his third marriage, names 
unknown. 

980. DR. SAMUEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 976) b. 
Oct. 20, 1765, Bethany, Ct. ; d. Jan. 25, 1803, Humphreysville ; m. 
Feb. 28, 1791, Rowena Davis, b. Nov- 15, 1772; d. May 26, 1823. 
Dr. Sanford was the first physician at Humphreysville. In 1797, 
he built a small-pox hospital north of Castle Rock. His will, dated 
Jan. 18, 3803, proved Feb. 10, 1803, mentions wife Rowena, and 
sons Samuel P., Marvin and Mark. His wife and brother Elihu, 
Exec. {New Haven Pro. Bee, Vol. 23, p. 130.) 

They had five children. 

2265. PierpontT, b. Dec. 30, 1791; d. Mar. 19, 1794. 

2266. Samuel Pierpont, b. Aug. 6, 1795; d. June 26, 1823, N. T. City. 

2267. Minerva, b. May 29, 1797; d. Aug. 29, 1800. 

2268.+Marvin R., b. Apr. 13, 1800; d. Oct. 28, 1867; m. Hannah Treat 
2269.+Marcus, b. June 22, 1803; d. Jan. 22, 1850; m. Harriet Perry. 

984. SUSAN« SANFORD {same descent as 976) b. Jan. 27, 
1774; d. Feb. 11, 1835, Bethlehem, Ct. ; m. May 5, 1793. David 
Hannah, b. May 9, 1769 ; d. Sept. 19, 1857. He was a farmer in 
Bethlehem, Ct. 

They had eleven children. 

2270.-fMaria Hannah", b. Jan. 25, 1794; d. Apr. 28, 1877; m. Jabez Atkins. 
2271. Marilla Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1795; d. Feb. 14, 1813; unm. 
2272.+Sanford Hannah, b. June 24, 1797; m. (1) Eliza Collins; m. (2) Olive 

Cleveland; m. (3) Elizabeth Shepard. 
2273. George Noble Hannah, b. Apr. 13, 1799; d. Nov. 9, 1825, Chatham, 

N. T. ; unm. 



266 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2274. Susan Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1800; m. Sept. 24, 1847, John Hannah, of 

Portage City, Ohio, d. Dec. 25, 1872. No children. 
2275.+Abigail Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1803; d. June 14, 1878; m. William Thurston. 
2276.+Eliza Hannah, b. Jan. 25, 1805; d. Oct. 22, 1885; m. Robert Thurston. 

2277. David Parlemon Hannah, b. Jan. 13, 1807 ;d. Feb. 22, 1844; m. Nov. 

1834, Laura L. Robinson. 

2278. Mary Ann Hannah, b. June 7, 1809; died unm. 
2279.4-Caroline Emily Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1811; m. Lorenzo Abbott. 

2280. 4- Clarissa Marilla Hannah, b. Nov. 27, 1814; d. Sept. 10, 1849; m. 
Lorenzo Abbott. 

985. JOSEPH* SANFORD {same descent as 976) b. Nov. 3, 
1779 ; d. Oct. 26, 1851, Simsbury, Ct. ; m. Feb. 25, 1801, Hopey, dau. 
of Asa and Esther Wilmot, b. July 5, 1780 ; d. July 18, 1H51. Mr. 
Sanford moved from Litchfield, Ct., to Granville, Mass^ .and when 
an old man to Simsbury, Ct. 

They had eight children. 

2281.+Esther Minerva", b. Dec. 4, 1801; d. Aug. 22, 1843; m. Pierpont Botham. 
2282.+RoTvena, b. Aug. 8, 1804; d. Feb. 16, 1873; m. Daniel Barker. 

2283. Betsey, b. July 26, 1806; d. Jan. 27, 1807, buried in Northfield Cemetery, 

Litchfield, Ct. 

2284. + George Willis, b. Dec. 20, 1807; d. Sept. 23, 1892; m. (1) Jane Adams; 

m. (2) Ada Euo. 

2285. Betsey, b. Aug. 27, 1809; d. Feb. 4, 1815. 

2286. + Hopey, b. July 26, 1811; d. Feb. 24, 1837; m. Harvey Trumbull. 
2287.+ Joseph David Franklin, b. May 29, 1814; m. Mary Smith. 
2288.+Hannah, b. Nov. 24, 1818; d. June 23, 1863; m. Henry Neale. 

{Taken from an old family Bible of Joseph Sanford, which was printed 
in 1803 at Charlestown, Mass.) 

987. DAVID* SANFORD {Joseph 417, David 141, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, TJwmas 1) b. Mar. 26, 1760; d. June 18, 1811. 
Buried in West Haven, Vt. ; m. Phebe , d. 1814. 

On July 17, 1811, Phebe Sanford, widow of David, was ap- 
pointed administrator of his estate. On the first Monday in April, 
1814, settlement of the estate not being completed, Joseph Sanford 
was appointed administrator. Parti^tion, Nov. 6, 1815. Samuel 
Adams was appointed guardian of Reuben and Electa. {Castleion 
Yt., Pro. Eec, Bk. 8, p. 130; Bk 10, p. 27 and 216.) 

They had six children, all born in Shoreham, Vt. 

2289. Mn.rtliaT, b. 1790; d. 1872, Eureka, Mich.; unm. 

2290.4-Joseph, b. Nov. 3, ir92; d. Aug. 1848; m. (1) Polly McCotter; m. (2) 

Barniun. 
2291. Electa, d. in Mich.; m. James Fife. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 2G7 

2292.-|-ClariB8a, d. in St. Louis, Mich.; m. John Jennings. 

2293. Mary (Polly). 

2294.-I- Reuben, b. Dec 8, 1805; d. May 19, 1870; m. Susannah Dwelle. 

988. CLARK* SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Jan. 4, 
1762; d. Aug. 23, 1853, Orwell, Vt. ; m. Rebecca Conkey, b. in 
Orwell, Vt.; d. Jan. 11, 1816, Orwell, Vt. 

They had two children. 

2295. Caroline^, b. Dec. 25, 1797; d. Jan. 4, 1817. 

2296.+William Riley, b. Mar. 4, 1805; d. Sept. 23, 1399; m. Emily Bascom. 

991. SUSANNA* SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Jan. 
20, 1767, Old Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Aug. 22, 1855, Hopkinton, N. Y. ; 
m. June, 1785, Solomon Chittenden, b. Sept. 14, 1761, Killingworth, 
Ct. ; d- Feb. 9, 1855, Hopkinton, N. Y. Both are buried in Hop- 
kinton, N. Y. Mr. Chittenden was a soldier in the War of the Revo- 
lution, serving two enlistments of three years each and some months. 
He drew a pension of eight dollars a month for many years. 

They had twelve children. 

2297. Nathaniel" Chittenden, b. Oct. 12, 1786; d. ag. 21 yrs., Troy, N. T. 
2298.-f01iva Chittenden, b. Feb. S, 1788; d. Jan. 19, 1867; m. John Crouch. 

2299. Polly Chittenden, b. Feb. 7, 1790. 

2300. Joseph N. Chittenden, b. Jan. 2, 1792; d. May 3, 1869, Orwell, Vt.; 

m. (1) Olivia Ormsbee; m. (2) PameUa Brewer. No children. Mr. 
Chittenden was a member of Assembly and Colonel in the militia. 
2301.-fChauncey Chittenden, b. Jan. 10, 1794; d. Feb. 27, 1868; m. Malinda 
Wicker. 

2302. Nathan Chittenden, b. Mar. 3, 1796; d. ag. 14, yrs. 

2303. Ann Chittenden, b. Apr. 1798; d. Mar. 24, 1877, Lawrence, N. Y.; m. 

David White, d. May 24, 1877, Parishville, N. Y. No children. 

2304. + Clark S., Chittenden, b. May 16, 1803; d. May 18, 1890; m. Julia 

Sheldon. 
2305.-|-Sally Chittenden, b. Apr. 22, 1805; d. Apr. 16, 1847; m. John Sheldon. 
2306. Twins, d. in infancy 
2307.-f Asahel Handy Chittenden, b. Aug. 25, 1811; d. Aug. 24, 1858; m. Mary 

Risdon. 

992. ESTHERS SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Aug. 6, 
1768; d. May 26, 1860, Burlington, Vt. ; m. June 17, 1792, Joseph 
Thomas, b. May 22, 1764; d. July 15, 1829, Orwell, Vt. 

They had eight children, all born in Orwell, Vt- 

2308. + John- Thomas, b. Oct. 20, 1792; d. Mar. 31, 1849; m. Lucinda Gillet. 
2309. Anna Thomas, b. Nov. 10, 1794; d. Feb. 1, 1808. 



268 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2310.+Henry Thomas, b. Oct. 2, 1796; d- July 3, 1847; m. Hannah Mayo. 

2311. + Sally Thomas, b. Apr. 3, 1799; m. Calvin Converse. 

2312.+JuHus Clark Thomas, b. Oct. 7, 1801; d. Jan. 25, 1887; m. Mary Hull. 

2313. Catherine Thomas, b- Aug. 7, 1805; d. July 30, 1823. 

2314. Levi Sanford Thomas, b. Apr. 28, 1808; d. Apr. 29, 1850. 

2315.+ Julia Thomas, b. Nov. 4, 1811; d. Sept. 1, 1895; m. Edward Smith. 

994. MAK.Y« SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Dec. 17, 
1771, Old Milford, Ct. ; d. June 24, 1862; m. (1) Mar. 27, 1795, 
Jabez Barnum, b. May 1, 1760, Lanesboro, Ct. ; d. Mar. 3, 1814 ; m. 
(2) Judge Henry Olin, of Leicester, Vt. They settled in Shoreham, 
Vt. 

She had seven children by first marriage. 

2316. LoraT Barnum, b. Dec 27, 1796; d. Mar. 10, 1805. 

2317.4-Susan Barnum, b. Oct. 25, 1799; m. William Perry. 

2318. Sanford Barnum, b. Aug. 19, 1801; d- Sept. 11, 1840; m. Louise Moon. 

2319. + Jonah Sanford Barnum, b. May 18, 1803; d. July 7, 1852; m. Mrs. 

Hannah (Hobart) Sterrat. 
2320.+Ori3 Barnum, b. Apr. 10, 1805; m. (1) Electa Eoe; m. (2) Mrs. Mary 

Hilton. 
2321. + John Wesley Barnum, b. Jan. 31, 1809; d. Oct. 20, 1836; m. Zilpha 

Frost. 
2322.+Nel3on Barnum, b. Jan. 12, 1811; d. Aug. 5, 1854; m. Natio Curtis. 

995. LOT« SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Sept- 5, 1773 ; 
d. Apr. 20, 1860; m. Feb. 19, 1801, Lurana, dau. of Ebenezer Bush, 
of Shoreham, Vt., b. Oct. 2, 1783 ; d. June 22, 1865. 

Soon after his marriage Mr. Sanford bought a farm in Shore- 
ham, where they moved and resided. 
They had two children. 

2323.+MariahT, b. Dec. 25, 1801; d. Oct. 13, 1859; m. Alexander Perry. 
2324.+Leonora, b. Feb. 4, 1805; d. June 5, 1842; m. Alexander Perry. 

996. ANNA' SANFORD {same descent as 987) b. Nov. 24, 
1775, d. Oct. 3, 1852, Racine, Wis. ; m. Feb. 7, 1799, Asa Gary, d. 
Sept., 1862, Racine, Wis. In 1831, they removed to Sterling, N. Y., 
where they lived till 1851, when they went to Racine, Wis. 

They had nine children. 

2325.+Bushnell Bostwick^ Gary, b. Dec. 22, 1801; d. Feb. 14, 1860; m. Arminda 

Crocker. 
2326.+ Alfred Cary, b. Jan. 25, 1804; m. Mary Knight. 

2327. -I- Pauline Cary, b. Aug. 31, 1805; d- Jan. 1859; m. Ransford Sanford. 
2328.+Nathaniel Chittendon Cary, b. Dec. 10, 1807; m. Sophia Eaton. 
2329. Levi Sanford Cary, b. July 23, 1809; m. (1) Eosetta Shaw; m. (2) 

Mrs. Baker. Resided in Springfield, Wis. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 269 

2330. Melancthan Wheeler Gary, b- Oct. 26, 1811; m. Sept. 21, 1836, Laura 

Ford. No children. Eesided at Racine, Wis. 
, 2331. Mar.y Ann Gary, b. Apr. 22, 1814; d. 1874, Galedonia, Wis.; m. 1837, 

George F. Roberts. No children. They resided in Galedonia, Wis- 
2332.+John Watson Gary, b. Feb. 11, 1817; m. (1) EUza Vilas; m. (2) 

Isabel Brinkerhoff. 
2333.+Sarah Ann Gary, b. Dec. 26, 1818; m. John CarsweU. 

999. DAVID« SANFORD {David 418, David 141, Samuel 35, 
Ephraim 6, Thamas 1) b. Jan. 6, 1759, Great Barrington, Mass.; d. 
July 19, 1841, Egremont Plains, Mass. ; m. Dec. 7, 1780, Hannah 
Thompson, b. Medway, Mass. ; d. Dec. 12, 1829, Great Borrington, 
Mass. Mr. Sanford was bom in the house built by his father on 
the dower land of his wife Bathsheba in 1758. At the beginning 
of the year 1775, he joined a Mass. Regiment under Capt. Fair- 
banks and Col. Metcalf, whether as Ensign or whether this rank 
was conferred later is not known. He served not quite one year 
but took part in several battles. Soon after his marriage he took 
up his residence at the farm house at Great Barrington on Sanford 
Hill, where all his children were born. Here he led the uneventful 
life of a well-to-do farmer. 

They had ten children. 

2334. ElectaT, b. Jan. 13, 1782; d. Feb. 18, 1784. 

2335.-l-John, b. May 22, 1784; d. Feb. 13, 1857; m. Aurora Farnam. 

2336. Anson, b. Jan. 1, 1786; d. Jan. 13, 1851, Great Barrington, Mass.; unm. 

2377.-fElihu, b- June 4, 1788; d. May 1861; m. Penelope Beckwith. 

2338. Glarissa. b. Sept. 4, 1790; d. Sept. 16, 1842, Gatskill, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 

17, 1812, John O'Brien, b. Feb. 1, 1784, Great Barrington, Mass. 
No children. Mr. O 'Brien was a lawyer in Gatskill, N. Y- 

2339. Moses Thompson, b. Mar. 13, 1793; d. June 10, 1843; m. Mar. 1816, 

Frances Beach, of Manlius, N. Y., b. Mar. 19, 1796, Stratford, Gt., d. 

Aug. 21, 1882. Buried in Green, N. Y. No children. Mrs. Sanford 

was a gifted and most brilliant woman. In 1832 she had small pox 

and became totally bHnd. 
2340.-f Stephen, b. Feb. 7, 1797; d. Mar. 2, 1873; m. Maria Pixley. 
2341. -f Edward, b. Mar. 16, 1799; d. July 13, 1849; m. Amanda Flint. 
2342. David, b. Mar. 31, 1802; d. May 5, 1827. 
2343. -I- Hannah, b. Nov. 6, 1804; d. June 3, 1879; m. Hezekiah Lathrop. 

1000. PHILO" SANFORD {same descent as 999) b. Sept. 7, 
1761, Great Barrington, Mass.; d. Sept. 8, 1835, West Medway, 
Mass. ; m. Mar. 18, 1784, Lydia, dau. of Nathaniel Whiting, b. Aug. 
23, 1764, Medway, Mass.; d. Oct. 25, 1834, Medway, Mass. {See 
Nathaniel Whiting Genealogy.) 



270 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

^Ir. Sanford served as Private in Mass. troops in Col. Wade's 
Regiment. 

They had ten children, all born in Medway, Mass. 

2344.+Nathaniel WhitingT, b. June 11, 1785; d. Feb. 19, 1844; m. Hannah 

Crane. 
2345. + Philo, b. June 18, 1787; d. Mar. 11, 1865; m. Martha Druce- 
2346.+ Joanna, b. Apr. 8, 1789; d. Apr. 25, 1853; m. Joel Partridge. 
2347.+Sewall, b. Dec. 7, 1790; d. Apr. 29, 1831; m. Edena Holbrook. 
2348.+Bath9heba, b. May 8, 1793; d. Feb. 4, 1820; m. Horace Holden. 
2349.+L7dia B., b. Feb. 6. 1795; d. Mar. 25, 1850; m. Rev. William Eaton. 
2350. + Stephen, b. May 10, 1797; d. Aug. 15, 1845; m. Maria Fisher. 
2351.+Clarissa, b. Sept. 16, 1799; d. Feb. 6, 1878; m. Rev. Levi Packard. 

2352. + David, b. Aug. 8, 1801; d. Dec. 7, 1875; m. (1) Sarah Daniels; m. 

(2) Mrs. Adeline Patrick. 

2353. Edmund Ingersoll, b. Sept- 25, 1804; d. Sept. 19, 1825, Medway, Mass.; 

unm. 

1001. CLARISSA' SANFORD {same descent as 999) b. Nov. 
20, 1763, Pompey Hill, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 15, 1850, N. Y. State; m. 
Feb. 4, 1793, Rev. John Morse, b. Mar. 24, 1763 ; d. Jan, 3, 1844. 
Resided at one time in Glen River, N. Y. They had six children. 

2354.4-David Sanford^ Morse, b. Dec. 22, 1793; d. Dec. 21, 1871; m. (1) 
Margaret V'anDyke ; m. (2) Mrs. Lydia Kent; m. (3) Ann Hubbard. 

2355.+Clarissa Morse, b. May 4, 1796; d. Feb. 10, 1875; m. Isaac Fairman. 

2356.+ John Stevens Morse, b. Feb. 14, 1799; d. Mar. 24, 1876; m. Anna 
Parsons. 

2357. Mary Morse, b. Mar. 23, 1801; d. Jan. 13, 1889. 

2358.+ Julia Morse, b. Feb. 16, 1803; m. Thomas Smith. 

2359. Elizabeth Morse, b. Sept. 20, 1807; d. Feb. 21, 1826- 

1002. ELIHU" SANFORD {same descent as 999), b. Jan. 28, 
1766; d. Jan. 15, 1839, Oxford, Mass.; m. (1) Feb. 9, 1792, Han- 
nah Metcalf, b. Sept. 20, 1767; d. Jan. 22, 1798; m. (2) Apr. 15, 
1799, Elizabeth Fisher, b. Apr. 15, 1778 ; d. Jan. 18, 1853. 

He had three children by ^rst and seven by second marriage, 
all born in Belchertown, Mass. 

2360. NancyT, b. Feb. 23, 1793; d. June 16, 1794. 

2361. Emory, b. Apr. 18, 1795; d. June 14, 1876; unm. 

2362. Harriet, b. Feb. 9, 1797; d. Nov. 3, 1815. 

2363. Elihu, b. Mar. 14, 1800; d. Mar. 27, 1880. 

2364. Hannah Metcalf, b. Aug. 24, 1801; d. Feb. 13, 1877; unm. 
2365.+Richard, b. Mar. 12, 1804; d. Feb. 16, 1880; m. Elizabeth King. 

2366. + Frances, b. May 31, 1806; d. Mar. 8, 1836; m. William Pease. 

2367. Edward, b. May 9, 1808; d. Apr. 24, 1841. Probably unm. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 271 

2368. Elizabeth Phelps, b. Feb. 24, 1811; d. Sept. 23, 1833. 

2369. James Madison, b. July 9, 1813; d. Oct. 31, 1894, Oxford, Mass.; m. 

Sept. 12, 1843, Emily Spurr, of Charlton, Mass., b. Dec. 3, 1821; 
d. May 31, 1877, Oxford, Mass. No children. 

1003. ICHABOD" SANPORD {same descent as 999) b. Oct. 

18, 1768, Medway, Mass. ; d. Aug. 6, 1860, Belehertown, Mass. ; m. 
May 6, 1799, Nancy, dau. of Dr. Estes Howe of Belehertown, Mass., 
b. Feb. 1, 1776, Belehertown, Mass. ; d. Oct. 22, 1840, Belehertown, 
Mass. 

They had eight children, all bom in Belehertown, Mass. 

2370. 4- William Howe', b. Feb- 14, 1800; d. Nov. 27, 1879; m. Harriet Smith. 

2371. Bathsheba Ingersol, b. Jan. 22, 1802; d. Apr. 11, 1805. 

2372. Susan Dwight, b. June 16, 1804; d. Apr. 21, 1805. 

2373. + George Carlos, b. Feb. 9, 1806; d. Mar. 8, 1874; m. (1) Sophia Burnett; 

m. (2) Harriet Loomis; m. (3) Jane Johnson. 

2374. + Horatio Gates, b. Mar. 22, 1808; d. Apr. 26, 1891; m. Harriet Harkin. 
2375.+Bathsheba, b. Sept. 4, 1810; d- Aug. 1, 1888; m. Addison Burnett. 

2376. + Susan Tracy, b. Apr. 30, 1813; d. Apr. 24, 1894; m. Thomas Clark. 

2377. + Este3 Howe, b. Nov. 21, 1815; d. May 6, 1901; m. Delia Dwight. 

1004. BATHSHEBA" SANFORD {same descent us 999) b. 
Feb. 14, 1771, Medway, Mass.; d. Apr. 5, 1835, Ponapey, N. Y. ; 
m. Feb. 4, 1793, Rev. Ethan, son of Deacon Elijah Smith, b. Dec. 

19, 1762, Belehertown, Mass.; d. Aug. 29, 1849, Boylston, Mass. 
He was a soldier in the Continental Army. Was at West Point at 
the time of Arnold's treason. 

They had ten children. 

2378. MyronT Smith, b. Jan. 10, 1794; Haverhill, N. H. ; d. Apr. 26, 1818, 

Hebron, N. Y. ; unm. 
2379.+Lyndon Arnold Smith, b. Nov. 11, 1795, d. Dec. 15, 1865; m. Frances 
Griffin. 

2380. + Stephen Sanford Smith, b. Apr. 14, 1797; d. Oct. 28, 1873; m. Lucretia 

Bishop. 

2381. Laura Smith, b. June 14, 1799, Haverhill, N. H. ; d. Oct. 5, 1800, 

Hopkinton, N. H. 

2382. + Carlos Smith, b. July 17, 1801; d. Apr. 24, 1877; m. Susan Saxon. 

2383. + Grace Fletcher Smith, b. May 23, 1803; d. June 18, 1840; m. Rev. Job 

Martyn. 

2384. + Sarah Towne Smith, b. Aug. 5, 1805; d. Nov. 22, 1879; m. Rev. Job 

Martyn. 

2385. Harriet Smith, b. Sept. 12, 1807, Hopkinton, N. H. ; d. May 7, 1899, 

Worcester, Mass.; m. Rev. William Howe Sanford. {See 2370.) 

2386. Margaret Barker Smith, b. Oct. 15, 1810, Hopkinton, N. H. ; d. Sept. 

27, 1811. 



273 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

2387.+Ellen Chase Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1812; d. June 23, 1846; m. Hon. Charles 
Sedgwick, 

1006. MOSES* SANFORD {same descent as 999) b. Nov. 7, 
1775, Medway, Mass. ; d. Feb. 8, 1833, in the South ; m. July 17, 
1804, Margaret Welsh, b. Mar. 4, 1788. Mr. Sanford was a lawyer 
in Pawtucket, R. I. His grave was the first in the old cemetery. 

They had seven children. 

2388. William Stanley^, b. May 2, 1805; d. May 4, 1842. 

2389. Edward Henry, b. July 7, 1807; d- May 6, 1809. 

2390. Edward Henry, b. 1809. 

2391. Tryphena "Welsh, b. 1811. 

2392.+Eegina Ingeraol, b. 1S13; m. Christian Nestell. 

2393.+Maria Jeanette, b. 1815; m. Carter Trask. 

2394.+Samuel Green, b- 1820; m. (1) Martha Clough; m. (2) Mary Harvey. 

1008. SAMUEL" SANFORD {same descent as 999) b. Jan. 
27, 1780, Medway, Mass.; d. Apr. 13, 1845; m. 3803, Betsey Wight, 
b. Mar. 9, 1784, Medway, Mass. ; d. Aug. 25, 1853. 

They had six children. 

2395.+Electa Wight^, b. May 15, 1804; d. July 3, 1842; m. Abel Hull. 
2396.-fSamuel H., b. July 15, 1807; d. July 10, 1864; m. Susan Porter. 
2397.+ Aaron Wight, b. Feb. 16, 1810; m. Hannah Atkins. 
2398 -l-Betsey A., b. Oct. 20, 1812; d. Oct. 30, 1870; m. Abner Alden. 
2399.+Clarissa M., b. July 16, 1816; d. 1875; m. George Safford. 
2400.+Charlotte G., b. Oct. 16, 1822; m. Henry Dunbar. 

1010. ESTHER LUCY« SANFORD {Stephen 419, David 
141, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. July 26, 1769, Wood- 
bridge, Ct. ; m. Feb. 2, 1794, Jared Pitkin Sperry. In early life 
Mrs.'Sperry lived in New Haven, Ct., but after her marriage went 
to Russia, N. Y., where she raised a family of eight children. 

Two children were 

2401. AurillaT Sperry, m. Reed. Resided in Taunton, Mass. 

2402. Anner Sperry- 

1011. RACHEL* SANFORD {sam descent as 1010) b. Dec. 
1, 1771 ; d. May 22, 1860 ; m. Zeri, son of Samuel and Sarah Downes. 
Late in life Mr. Downes removed from Bethany, Ct. ; to Bethlehem, 
Ct. He was a tailor. 

They had ten children. 

2403. Wealthy'' Downes, m. Cowles. Resided in Bethlehem, Ct. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 273 

2404. . Anna Downes, m. (1) Kimberly; m. (2) Sheldon Brown. Eesided in 

Bethlehem, Ct. 

2405. Willis Downes, b. Dec. 26, ; d. June 2, 1860; m. Mar. 13, 1822, 

Millicent Guernsey, of Watertown, Ct. He was a miller. Resided 
at Woodbury, Ct. 

2406. Lucretia Downes, d. July 14, 1843; m. Frederick Luddington. 

2407. Betsey Downes, b. 1804; d. Jan. 11, 1849. 

2408. Lewis Downes, m. Louisa Buel. Eesided in Derby, Ct. 

2409. Albert Zeri Downes, b. 1806; m. (1) Oct. 12, 1830, Sarah Cook 

Pritchard, of Waterbury, Ct.; d. June 19, 1884, Westville, Ct.; m. (2) 
May 1, 1867, Emily Evarts. 

2410. Frederick Downes, m. Phebe Hawley. 

2411. Brintha Downes, m. William Cash. Resided in Goshen, Ct. 

2412. Henry Downes, b. 1817; d. Apr. 30, 1872; m. Fanny Gabriel. 

1014. ELISHA« SANPORD {same descent as 1010) b. Mar. 
30, 1779 ; d. Dee. 9, 1845 ; m. Margaret ToUes. 

Mr. Tolles resided in Bethany, Ct. 
They had five children. 

2413. Lewis^. 

2414. Stephen. 

2415. Lucretia. 

2416. Henry, d. early. 

2417. + Henry, b. Mar. 30, 1817; d. Nov. 11, 1888; m. (1) Mary Morris; m. 

(2) EUza Sharp. 

1015. SYBIL« SANFORD {same descent as 1010) b. July 
27, 1782, Woodbridge, Ct. ; d. Oct. 13, 1862, Sherman, N. T. ; m. 
1802, Nehemiah Sperry, b. Sept. 5, 1780, Woodbridge, Ct. , d. July 
11, 1860, Sherman, N. Y. They removed to Russia, N. Y.. in 1810, 
and to Sherman, N. Y., in 183'4. Mr. Sperry served in the State 
Militia at Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., in the War of 1812. He was an 
ardent abolitionist. 

They had six children, the first three all bom in Woodbridge, 
Ct., and the last three in Russia, N. Y. 

2418.+Leonard7 Sperry, b. Dec. 2, 1S02; d. 1893 (?); m- (1) SaUy Brigga; 
m. (2) Mrs. Eunice Crane. 

2419.+Merit Sperry, b. Apr. 5, 1806; d. Aug. 18, 1863; m. Beulah Bunce. 

2420.+Mary Sperry, b. Apr. 23, 1808; m- Silas Woodin. 

2421.+Beede Sperry, b. Apr. 9, 1810; d. Oct. 5, 1860; m. (1) David Richard- 
son; m. (2) David Moore. 

2422. -f Lewis Sperry, b. Mar. 20, 1813; d. Jan. 18, 1854; m. Emeline Sperry. 

2423. + Henry Willis Sperry, b. Sept. 7, 1815; d. Jan. 13, 1885; m. Harriet 
Williams. 

(18) 



27-t THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

1016. AMOS WHITE" SANFORD {same descent as 1010) 
b. Dee. 29, 1786, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Oct. 29, 1850, Hamden, Ct. ; m. 
Obedience, dau. of Samuel and Ruth (Dickerman) Atwater, b. Dec. 
12, 1788, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Apr. 10, 1868, Hamden, Ct. Deacon Asa 
Goodyear 's will, proved in 1811, at New Haven, Ct., devised to 
Amos White Sanford a part of the homestead and ten acres, 
bounded on the east by land that belonged to Mehitable, former 
■\^ife of Dea. Asa Goodyear. Amos W. Sanford was one of the 
Executors and Lucretia Sanford one of the witnesses. {Hamden 
V. S. and Tuttle Gen.) 

They had eight children, all born in Hamden, Ct. 

2424. Goodyear Asa^, b. June 11, 1811; d. Sept- 21, 1813. 
2425.+Goodyear Asa, b. Aug. 28, 1814; m. (1) Elizabeth Bassett; m. (2) 
Harriet Austin; m. (3) Sarah Goodall. 

2426. Albert, b. May 1, 1818; d. Sept. 23, 1854, Eockford, 111.; m. Emily 

Barnes, of Eockford, 111. A son died in infancy. 

2427. + Cynthia, b. Sept. 20, 1822; d. Mar. 25, 1882; m. Julius Gorham.. 

2428. Eobert Amos, b. Nov. 17, 1825; d. Nov. 24, 1871, Virginia City, Mont.; 

m. July, 1851, Anna Gaylord, b. 1829, Cheshire, Ct. ; no children. 
Mr. Sanford was a merchant. 

2429. + Samuel Dennis, b. June 20, 1827; d. Mar. 1, 1906; m. Mary Eogers. 

2430. + Catherine Obedience, b. Oct. 20, 1831; d. Mar. 10, 1906; m. Jeremiah 

Leek. 
2431. + John White, b. Nov. 14, 1835; m. Phebe Wooding. 

1017. LUCRETIA" SANFORD {same descent as 1010) b. 
Oct. 27, 1789, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Feb. 27, 1880, Outville, 0. ; m. 1809, 
Zina Beecher, b. Nov. 1, 1784, Bethany, Ct. They moved to Russia, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. Mr. Beecher 's father Hezekiah was an own 
cousin of Henry Ward Beecher. 

They had ten children. 

2432.+Lucretia7 Beecher, b. May 1, 1810; d. Sept. 27, 1873; m. Eoswell 

Woodin. 
2433.+Beri Beecher, b. Mar. 19, 1812; d. Nov. 24, 1895; m. (1) Lucy Gray; 

m. (2) Elizabeth Morehouse; m. (2) Fannie Switzer. 
2434.+Amelia Beecher, b. Aug. 28, 1814; d. May 15, 1842; m. Clark Watkins. 
2435.+Lyman Beecher, b. Mar. 21, 1817; d. May 21, 1888; m. (1) Jane 

Willoughby; m. (2) Almeda Bloomer. 
2436.+Edwin Beecher, b. Sept. 11, 1819; m. (1) Susan Wood; m. (2) Ophelia 

McCall. 
2437. Philo Beecher, b. Oct. 10, 1822; d. Nov. 10, 1822. 
2438.+Mary Elizabeth Beecher, b. July 29, 1824; m. Josiah Wilcox. 
2439. + Georgie Truman Beecher, b. Apr. 18, 1827; m. Roseann Eogers. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 275 

2440. Charles Albert Beecher, b. Aug. 27, 1829; "d. Apr- 11, 1904; unm. 

Mr. Beecher was a lawyer. In 1890 he was sent to St. Petersburg 
by American capitalists to get concessions from the Russian govern- 
ment to build the Trans-Siberian Railroad. He did not succeed but 
Russia built the road immediately. Mr. Beecher was a personal 
friend of Pres. Harrison. He was a man of wide experience and 
acquaintance, well informed in history, politics and literature. 

2441. + Walter Booth Beecher, b. May 23, 1S32; m. Orinda Sherwood. 

{For full record of this family see Beecher Gen.) 

1018. OLIVER' SANFORD, JR. {Oliver 420, David 141, 
Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 18, 1765; d. Oct. 21, 1835, 
Poultney, Vt. ; m. Feb. 3, 1791, Catharine, dau. of Robert Green, 
b. jNIar. 2, 1775 ; d. 1846. Mr. Sanford was an early and promi- 
nent member of the Baptist Church, and for many years a deacon. 
He was a farmer in Poultney, where all his life was spent. On 
May 25, 1795, Oliver and Catharine Green Sanford signed a quit 
claim of all rights in the Susquehanna Purchase which had been 
willed by their father Robert Green to his children. The estate 
was distributed Aug. 29, 1846. {Hist. Society, Hartford, Ct., Bk. 
C, p. 562.) 

They had twelve children, all born in Poultney, Vt. ' 

2442.+Mary-r, b. Nov. 4, 1791; d. Sept. 30, 1845; m. Amos Pierce. 

2443. Phebe, b. Jan. 15, 1793; d. Oct. 15, 1815; unm. 

2444.+ William, b. Dec. 20, 1794; d. Nov. 24, 1870; m. (1) Malvina Hubbell; 

m. (2) Lydia Lowe. 
2445. -I- Salmon, b. Dec. 3, 1796; d. Nov. 29, 1838; m. Elizabeth Beecher. 
2446.+Sheldon, b. Aug. 18, 1798; d. Jan- 1870; m. Phoebe Nash. 

2447. + Harvey, b. Nov. 20, 1800; d. Apr. 12, 1862; m. Lavinia Smith. 

2448. + Hiram, b. Apr. 21, 1802; d. Oct. 18, 1884; m. Phoebe Sanford- 

2449. Charlotte, b. Oct. 17, 1804; m. Eggleston. 
2450.4-Alba, b. Sept. 22, 1806; d. Aug. 28, 1871; m. Minerva Rust- 

2451. + Eliza (Lizany), b. Jan. 22, 1809; d. Dec. 14, 1896; m. Alba Sheldon. 

2452. Nelson, b. July 24, 1810; d. Nov. 27, 1811. 

2453. Harriet, b. Sept. 27, 1812; d. Oct. 15, 1815. 

1019, DAVID« SANFORD {same descent as 1018) b. Jan. 
9, 1768, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Apr. 2, 1842, Castleton, Vt. ; m. (1) 
Abigail Sturtevant, d. Feb. 19,^1813, ag. 44; m. (2) Lucretia, dau. 
of John and Mary (Fuller) Beaman, b. 1769, Leominster, Mass.; d. 
Feb. 20, 1813. Mr. Sanford was a farmer and hotel keeper at 
Castleton, Vt. The deed of his first purchase there is dated July 
12, 1796. He was Captain of a Company, 30th Reg. U. S. Infantry 
in the War of 1812. On May 7, 1842, dower was set out to Lucretia 
Sanford, widow of David. Partition proceedings July 15, 1843. 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FaMILY 



Heirs named : Louisa Andrus, Barnum D. Sanf ord, Lucy Drake, 
Harriet E. Everett, Charles Sandford, Charlotte Sandford, Albert 
S. Tuttle. The heirs of Persis S. Sandford each to have one- 
eighth. {Castleton Pro. Bee, Bk. 19, p. 4 and 29.) 

He had nine children by first and two by second marriage, all 
born in Castleton, Vt. 

2454. Davids b. Sept. 3, 1789; d. Sept. 5, 1789. 

2455.-fPerez Sturtevant, b. Feb. 6, 1791; d. Apr. 24, 1826; m. Electa Leonard. 

2456.+Louisa, b. Mar. IS, 1793; d. June 27, 1846; m. (1) Eleazer Sherman; 

m. (2) Andrus. 

2457. Sarah, b. Julj 13, 1795; d. June 28, 1820. 
2458.+Ehoda, b. Oct. 3, 1798; d. July 13, 1817; m. Harvey Tuttle- 
2459. Salmon, b. Mar. 1, 1801; d. Jan. 11, 1802. 
2460.-f-Harriet E., b. Jan. 27, 1803; d. 1863; m. Dr. Jesse Everett. 

2461. + Barnum David, b. June 27, 1805; d. Oct. 1, 1870; m. Julia Andrus. 

2462. Lucy A., b. Apr. 13, 1808; d. Lagrange, Ark-; m. (1) James Drake; 

m. (2) Dr. Jesse Everett. 

2463. Charlotte, b. Aug. 11, 1816; d. Jan. 31, 1879, Detroit, Mich.; unm. 
2464.+ Charles, b. Aug. 2, 1821; m. Olive Barney. 

{These hirths taken from, the family Bible of David Sanf ord.) 

1020. NEWTON" SANFORD (same descent as lOlS) b. Dec. 
19, 1769, Poultney, Vt. ; d. Feb. 20, 1829 ; m. May 2, 1793, Lydia 
Adams, b. Mar. 12, 1775; d. Apr. 13, 1835. Mr. Sanford was a 
farmer living in Hampton, N. Y. He was a prominent Methodist. 

They had nine children. 

2465.+Chloe7, b. Mar. 25, 1794; d. Apr. 13, 1835; m. Salmon Wheat. 
2466.+ Eunice, b. June 25, 1796; d. Nov. 6, 1841; m. Erastus Hitchcock. 

2467. + Syrena, b- Dec. 15, 1799; d. Apr. 1829; m. Leonard Field. 

2468. Phebe, b. Apr. 5, 1802; d. Oct. 29, 1883; m. Hiram Sanford. {See 2448) 
2469.+Lydia, b. Jan. 30, 1804; d. Mar. 24, 1868; m. (1) Hiram Wood; m. 

(2) Seth Hunt. 
2470.+Asenath, b- July 19, 1806, d. Jan. 15, 1879; m. Chester Perkins. 

2471. Lucy, b. May 14, 1808; m. Erwin Wentworth, of Batavia, K Y. 

2472. Lucinda, b. Oct. 11, 1810; m. Solomon Gould. Lived in Ohio and 

later near Beloit, Wis. 
2473.+Newton Adam-s, t). f*«v. 4, 1814; d. Aug. 17, 1859; m. Mary Pardy. 

1021. PHEBE" SANFORD {same descent as 1018) b. Jan. 
19, 1772 ; d. in Newark, 0. ; m. Samuel Buckland, d. Oct. 4, 1845. 
Resided in Poultney, Vt., in 1808. 

They had five children. 

2474. NelsonT Buckland. 

2475. Emily Buckland. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 277 

2476. John B. Buckland. 

Other names unknown. 

1024. iVIAJOR REUBEN* SANFORD {same descent as 
1018) b. Dec. 3, 1780, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. May 19, 1855, Columbus, 
0. ; buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, m. Feb. 16, 1804, 
Polly, dau. of John Lewis, b. Sept. 15, 1784, Poultney, Vt. ; d. Mar. 
20, 1869, Plattsburg, N. Y. Mr. Sanford settled in Jay, N. Y., 
about 1800, soon after removing to Wilmington, N. Y. He soon 
started a potashery, opened a hotel and engaged in various enter- 
prises. Previous to 1820, he erected a forge at Wilmington, which 
h conducted till 1849. He was at different times Supervisor and 
Postmaster; Member of Assembly 1815-16-17; State Senator 1828- 
31 ; Member of Constitutional Convention in 1821. He >vas com- 
missioned Captain in N. Y. State Militia May 22, 1806, and Major 
Commandant -of an Independent Battalion, Mar. 2, 1814, resigned 
Apr. 6, 1815; served in the War of 1812 as Capt. of the 8th 
(Miller's) Regt, detached militia, July 1, 1812, to Jan. 10, 1813, on 
Canadian Frontier; Capt. 9th Regt., Aug. 1 to 6, Murray's Raid, 
Plattsburg, N. Y. ; Major of Sanford 's Battalion, May 13-16, 1814, 
mouth of Boghet River, and Sept. 2-14, 1814, siege of Plattsburg. 

Major Sanford was one of the Pioneer settlers of Essex Co. 
A man of the very highest integrity and Christian character. 
Sketch and portrait of him in Essex Co. Republican of Apr. 17, 
1890, and in Elizalethtown Post of Feb. 12, 1903. 

They had seven children, all except Paulina born in Wilming- 
ton, N. Y. 

2477. Paulina^, b. Sept. 4, 1805, Jay, N. Y.; d. Mar. 12, 1806. 

2473. -f Eliza Bucklin, b. Sept. 18, 1808; d. Feb. 28, 1875; m. Amos Avery. 

2479. 4- Ann Lewis, b. July 22, 1810; d. in Columbus, Ohio; m. John Bartlett. 

2480.-1- Jane K-, b. Sept. 28, 1812; d. Sept. 22, 1870; m. Harvey Carter. 

2481.-f-Perley H., b. Nov. 11, 1814; d. Dec. 7, 1893; m. Lewis Pierce. 

2482.-|-Phebe B., b. Feb. 3, 1817; d. Aug. 11, 1889; m. EUsha Adams- 

2483. Polly L., b. Sept. 20, 1819; d. Feb. 8, 1842, Wilmington, N. T.; umn. 

1026. WILLIAM" SANFORD {same descent as 1018) b. Dec. 
18, 1784, Poultney, Vt. ; d. Mar. 24, 1866 ; m. Feb. 13, 1812, Betsey, 
dau. of Calvin and Ruth Tuttle, b. Sept. 28, 1796, Poultney, Vt. ; 
d. June 29, 1877. They moved to Castleton, Vt., where he was 
town representative and held other offices of trust. 

They had nine children, all except Laura born in Castleton, Vt. 



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



2484 -j-Lau^a^ b. Apr. 26, 1813, Poultney, Vt.; d. Mar. 3, 1904; m. John 

Whitlock. 
2485.+MarT, b. Oct. 18, 1814; d. Mar. 3, 1894; m. John Whitlock. 
248J.+Jame3, b. Oct. 19, 1816; d. Jan. 3, 1903; m. (1) Miriam Forbes; m. 

(2) Ettie Mace. 
2487 -l-Franklin, b. Dec. 18, 1818; d. Apr. 2, 1891; m. Elizabeth Roberta. 
2488.+Carlo3, b. June 27, 1820; d. Dec. 17, 1895; m. (1) Ellen Gilroy; m. (2) 

Sarah Cornish. 
2489. George, b. Dec. 13, 1821; d. Feb. 23, 1852, Castleton, Vt.; unm. 
2490.+Phebe, b. June 21, 1824; d- 1892; m. James Hogle. 
2491.+Clarissa, b. Apr. 7, 1828; d. Aug. 27, 1886; m. Lafayette Preston. 

2492. Delia, b. June 20, 1835; d. June 12, 1842. 

1027. ELIZABETH^ SANFORD (same descent as 1018) b. 
May 12, 1786 ; d. May 27, 1862, Bata\'ia, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 16, 1802, 
Reuben, son of Elijah and Ruth (Griswold) Hartsworth, b. Oct. 
6, 1779. Resided in Batavia, N. Y. They had four children, all 
except Santford born in Sudbury, Vt. 

2493. SantfordT Hartsworth, b. Feb. 26, 1804; d- June 12, 1825, Sudbury, Vt.; 

killed by lightning. 

2494. Erwin Hartsworth, b. Sept. 25, 1806. 

2495.+Adaline Hartsworth, b. Nov. 20, 1808; m. Lyman Stewart. 

2496. Albert Hartsworth, b. Apr. 23, 1810; d. Nov. 18, 1842, Batavia, N. T. 



1028. CATHARINE" SANFORD {same descent as 1018) h. 
1788; m. William Angevine. Resided in Poultney, Vt. in 1808- 
Later removed to Victor, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

2497.+William7 Angevine, Jr., d. Dec. 11, 1855. 

2498. Albert Angevine- 

1029. ABIGAIL" SANFORD {same descent as 1018) b. Aug. 
10, 1790; d. Apr. 19, 1868, Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Oct. 3, 1811, 
Gideon Kendrick, b. May 8, 1787; d. May 17, 1844. They were 
married at Castleton, Vt. In 1824 they removed to Western New 
York and in 1840 to Wisconsin. 

They had four children. " 

2499. Newton Samuel^ Kendrick, b. Oct. 1.5, 1812; d. Sept. 7, 1880; m. 1836, 

Emeline B. Birchard. No childreH. 
2.j00.+Maria Abigail Kendrick, b. July 25, IS 16'; m. James Holton. 
2501.-i-Eliza Ann Kendrick, b. Nov. 20, 1820; m. George Bradley. 
2502. -j- William Henry Kendrick, b. Aug. 27, 1828; m. Jennie McAllister. 



\/. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 279 

1030. ALTHEA" SANFORD {same descent as 1018) b. Sept. 
25, 1792 ; d. in Batavia, N. Y. ; m. William Lusk. They lived near 
Batavia, N. Y. 

One child was 

2503. Salmon" Lusk. Resided in Batavia, N. T. 

1031. AARON° SANFORD {Aaron 421, David 141, Samuel 
35, Ephraim 6, Thmnas 1 ) b. Feb. 19, 1771 ; d. July, 1851, Oneida, 
N. Y. ; m. 1796, Dolly Parmilee, of Washington, Ct. Mr. Sanford 
served in the War of 1812. 

They had eleven children. 

2504. Mitchell^, b. 1797; d. early. 

2505. + Harriet, b. Sept 18, 1798; d. July 18, 1846; m. Adam W. Ehle. 

2506. Almira, b. Jan., 1800; d. soon. 

2507. + Almira, b. Apr. 19, 1801; d. May 15, 1863; m. William Greenleaf. 

2508. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1803; m. Nov. 16, 1847, Adam W. Ehle. They lived 

in Whitewater, Wis. 

2509. Augustus Mitchell, b. Mar. 27, 1805; d. 1818. 
2510.+Fanny M., b. July 26, 1807; d. Jan. 17, 1862; m. John Hoyt. 

2511. + Orvilla, b. Aug. 7, 1809; d. Oct. 22, 1868; m. Abram Vosburg. 

2512. Ashbell, b. 1811; d. early. 

2513.+Ashbell J., b. Feb. 20, 1814, Pawlet, Vt.; m. Agnes Watteraon. 

2514. Olive F., b. Feb. 27, 1817; d. July 1840; unm. 

1033. TRUMAN" SANFORD {same descent as 1031) b. Oct. 
16, 1775, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Mar. 1, 1851, Greenville, N. Y. ; m. 
Nov. 17, 1796, Silence, dau. of Jonathan Tuttle, of Woodbury, Ct., 
b. Aug. 12, 1777, Washington, Ct. ; d. May 23, 1842. Both buried 
at Greenville, N. Y. They resided in Greenville, N. Y. 

They had ten children, all born in Greenville, N. Y. 

2515. + AlatheaT, b. Oct. 24, 1797; d. Mar. 16, 18B7; m- (1) Erastus Barnes; 

m. (2) Judge Perkins King. 
2516.+Mitchell, b. Feb. 24, 1799; d. Mar. 29, 1861; m. Sarah Wells. 
2517. Minerva, b. Feb. 11, 1801; d- Aug. 31, 1802. Buried at Greenville, 

N. T. 
•2518.+Sarah Minerva, b. May 26, 1803; d. Dec. 14, 1881; m. Eev. Tyrrell 

Blair. 

2519. + Sherman, b. Feb. 9, 1806; d. Sept. 2, 1849; m- Caroline Townsend. 

2520. Emeline, b. Sept. 14, 1808; d. Mar. 7, 1813. Buried at Greenville, 

N. Y. 
2521. -f Lyman, b. Nov. 13, 1811; d. Mar. 4, 1881; m. Ann Bouck. 

2522. + Truman Minot, b. July 8, 1814; d. June 1, 1875; m. Helen Snyder. 

2523. + George, b. Sept. 20, 1816; d. Jan. 29, 1859; m. Harriet Boardman. 
2524.+Mary, b- Sept. 27, 1819; d. Oct. 31, 1900; m. Erastus Stanton. 



280 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILT 

1034. ASAHEL" SANFOED {same descent as 1031) m. 
Aug. 30, 181S, Abby Whitlock ( ?). They lived at Freehold, N. Y., 
from 1817 to 1824. Had a tannery on Saw Creek. 

They had one child. » 

2525. Amos'. 

1035. DAVID M." SANFORD {same descent as 1031) m. 
Laura Spencer, of Pawlet, Vt., sister of Hon. Chester Spencer, of 
Castleton, Vt., d. Sept. 16, 1817. Mr. Sanford served all through 
the War of 1812. For a long time he was sword master of a com- 
pany of Dragoons stationed at Sackett's Harbor, N. T. He went 
South with the Army and, it is supposed, died at New Orleans, La., 
as he was never heard from. Mrs. Sanford 's father took her and 
her children home, where she soon after died. 

They had three children, all bom in Pawlet, Vt. 

2526.+Jeannette7, b. 1811; d. May. 7, 1862; m. (1) Charles Duncan; m. (2) 

Charles Works. 
2527. -[-Henrietta, b. Dec. 4, 1814; d. Jan. 22, 1878; m. William Campfield. 
2528. Cynthia, d- ag. about fourteen. Buried near her grandparents. 

1039. OLIVE* SANFORD {same descent as 1031) d. Paw- 
let, Vt. ; Buried in Greenville, N. Y. ; m. Hosea Loveland, d. about 
1810. 

They had three children. 

2528a. LauraT Loveland, b. 1801; m. (1) Eussell Brown, d. 1825; m. (2) 
Abiatha Woodard, d. 1856; m. (3) 1871, Eeuben Ely, of North 
Hebron, N. Y., d. Sept. 6, 1881; no children. 

2529.-fLydia Loveland, b. Apr. 15, 1803; d. July 23, 1875; m. John Betts. 

2530.-fReeves Loveland, d. 1869, Buffalo, N. Y. 

1040. CLARISSA" STODDARD {Eunice 422, David 141, 
Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thovias 1) b. Mar. 27, 1766; d. Sept. 10, 
1849; m. (1) 1783, Timothy Terrill, b. Jan. 15, 1757; d. 1786; m. 
(2) 1791, Capt. Timothy Strong, b. Nov. 19, 1764; d. Feb., 1835. 

She had two children by first and five by second marriage. 

2531. TimothyT Terrill, Jr., b. Nov. 19, 1734; d. Nov. 28, 1856; m- (1) 

Huldah Dudley, of Guilford, Ct.; m. (2) Dolly Bacon, of Woodbury, 
Ct. 

2532. Eunice Terrill, b. Apr. 15, 1787; d. Mar. 8, 1831; m. Vining. 

2533. Nancy Strong, b- Mar. 21, 1793; d. Oct. 20, 1845, Cabot, Vt. ; m. 1818, 

John Damon, of Cabot, "Vt., d. Apr. 19, 1864, Cabot, Vt. 

2534. Alfred Strong, b. Oct. 16, 1796, Bethlehem, Ct.; d. Jan. 16, 1852, 

Williamsville, N. Y.; m. 1824, Annia Spicar, b. Oct. 31, 1804. 
Kingston, N. Y- 



SEVENTH GENERATION ' 281 



2535. Flora Strong, b. Jan. 15, 1799; m. Dec. 18, 1825, William Fisher. 

2536. Lemira Strong, b. May 9, 1806, Pawlet, Vt. ; m. July 10, 1826, Dr. 

Moses F. Colby, b. July 2, 1795, Thornton, N. H. ; d. May 4 1863, 
Stemstead, Lower Canada. 

2537. Nelson Strong, b. Nov. 10, 1808; m. (1) Apr. 9, 1830, Dana Moon, d. 

Sept. 9, 1844; m. (2) Dec. 28, 1848, Priscilla Childs. 

1041. NATHAN ASHBEL" STODDARD {same descent as 
1040) b. July 27, 1768; d. Apr. 7, 1850; m. Aug. 14, 1793, Ruth 
Judson, b. Apr. 2, 1775; d. Mar. 8, 1859. They first resided in 
Woodbury, Ct., and later removed to Pawlet, Vt. 

They had nine children. 

253S. Eichard^ Stoddard, d. in Wisconsin; unm. 

2539. Rodman Stoddard, b. July 5, 1797, Woodbury, Ct.; d. May 13, 1853, 

Detroit, Mich.; m. May 26, 1829, Mary Mattison, of Murray, N. Y. 

2540. Catharine Stoddard. 

2541. Nathan Stoddard, b. Oct. 26, J801; m. 1826, Betsey Clark. 

2542. William J. Stoddard, b. July 7, 1808; m. Dec. 6, 1853, Louisa Gray. 

2543. Eunice Stoddard. 

2544. Charles Judson Stoddard, b. May 9, 1811; m. June 11, 1856, Sarah 

Northrup. 

2545. Joshua C. Stoddard, b. Aug. 26, 1814; m. Jan. 23, 1844, Lucy Hersey. 

2546. EHzabeth Stoddard, b. Aug. 29, 1817; m. May 10, 1839, Chauncey Sims. 

1042. PHEBE" STODDARD {same descent as 1040) b. Nov. 
5, 1769 ; d. Aug. 1858 ; m. Dec. 10, 1786, Hon. Timothy Hinman, b. 
July 21, 1762 ; d. Apr. 29, 1850. 

They had eleven children. 

2547. Albert- Hinman, b. Dec. 29, 1788; d. Feb. 13, 1862; m. Aug. 1, 1815, 

Eliza Cunmiings, d. Apr. 4. 1852. 

2548. Laura Hinman, b. Jan. 12, 1791; d. Aug. 16, 1877; m. (1) Apr. 9, 

1811, E«v. Luther Leland, d. Nov. 9, 1822; m. (2) Dec. 16, 1827, 
Jacob Bingham, d. Jan. 17, 1881. 

2549. Hoel Hinman, b. Jan. 22, 1793; d. Aug. 13, 1865; m. (1) Oct. 7, 1824, 

Mary Forbes, d. 1832; m. (2) Apr. 18, 1837, Betsey Chase. 

2550. Olive Hinman, b. Apr. 16, 1795; d. 1864; m. Dec. 17, 1823, Samuel 

Blake. 

2551. Ezra Hinman, b. May. 4, 1797; m. Apr. 26, 1826, Betsey Sweatland. 

2552. Erastus Hinman, b. May 9, 1799; d. Jan. 18, 1811. 

2553. Clarissa Hinman, b. June 20, 1801; m. Dec. 21, 1820, William Forbes, 

d. 1849, Derby, Ct. 

2554. Timothy Hinman, Jr., b. June 18, 1804; d. Oct. 27, 1842; m. Feb. 13, 

1827, Betsey Nelson. 

2555. Catherine Hinman, b. Oct. 26, 1806; m. Feb. 2, 1830, Horace Stewart. 

2556. Sanford Hinman, b. Mar. 4, 1809; d. June 20, 1809. 

2557. Porter Hinman, b. Jan. 26, 1812; d. Apr. 14, 1886; m. Aug. 17, 1836, 

Mary P. Wilder. 



2S2 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1043. SARAH« STODDARD {same descent as 1040) b. Nov., 
1771 ; d. Nov., 1825 ; m. Mar. 1796, Japheth Benham. They went 
to Derby, Vt., in 1800. 

They had three children. 

2558. MaryT Benham, b. Dec. 11, 1796; d. Aug. 6. 1828, Salem, Vt.; m. 

Samuel Blake, of Salem, Vt. 

2559. Lydia Benham, b. 1799; d. 1810, Derby, Vt. 

2560. Nathan S. Benham, b. Dec. 12, 1802, Derby, Vt.; m. Apr. 3, 1826, 

Mary Bates of Derby, Vt. ; d. Nov. 8, 1854. Mr. Benham lived 'n 
Derby, Vt. 

1044. OLIVE» STODDARD {same descent as 1040) b. Dec. 
23, 1774; d. June 11, 1840; m. (1) 1793, Simeon Wheeler, d. Sept. 
1794; m. (2) 1797, Truman Judson, b. Feb., 1773; d. Aug. 6, 1830. 
They lived in Woodbury, Ct. 

She had one child by first and five by second marriasre. 

2551. Sally- Wheeler, b. May 9, 1795; d. 1843; m. David Bacon. 

2562. Harriet Judson, b. June 16, 1800. 

2563. Nathan S. Judson, b. 1802; m. "Frea" Wining. 

2564. Nancy M. Judson, b. Nov. 11, 1809; d. Nov. 2, 183-1; m. Apr. 1830, 

Obediah P. Northrop. 

2565. Olive Almira Judson, b. May 28, 1812; d. 1870; m. 1834, Eobert 

' ' Canyre ' '. 

2566. Truman Hinman Judson, b. Mar. 15, 1816; m. Jan. 16, 1841, Sarah 

Patterson, b. 1820; d. July 14, 1876. 

1045. HANNAH" STODDARD {same descent as 1040) b. 
Sept. 4, 1775; d. Sept., 1862; m. Aug. 1, 1793, Timothy Wheeler, b. 
Feb. 16, 1770 ; d. 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler resided in Burling- 
ton, Vt., and were members of the Congregational Church. 

They had ten children. 

2567. SimeonT Wheeler, b. Jan. 20, 1795. 

2568. Betsey Wheeler, b. July 10, 1797; m. John G. Chandler, d. Feb. 11, 

1862. Resided in Burlington, Vt. 

2569. Hannah Wheeler, b. Jan. 20, 1800. 

2570. Nathan Wheeler, b. Jan. 25, 1802, Derby, Ct.; d. Feb. 25, 1876; m. 

Mar. 31, 1837, Mary M., dan. of Eev. E B. Baxter, b. Dec. 11, 1811, 
Cornwall, Vt. Resided in Marshalltown, la. 

2571. Alden Wheeler, b. July 1, 1805; d. May 23, 1809. 

2572. Sally Wheeler, b. July 17, 1807; d. Mar. 28, 1836; Sept. 18, 1828, 

Horace Barber. 

2573. Alden Wheeler, b. May 17, 1809; d. May 5, 1878; m. 1835, Emeline 

Carpenter. 

2574. Nancy Wheeler, b. May 20, 1811; m. Feb. 22, 1846, Horace Barber, 

her brother-in-law. Resided in Burlington, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 283 



2575. Laura Wheeler, b. Feb. 20, 1815; d. Apr. 10, 1862; m. Alfred Bicknell. 

No children. 

2576. JoLin Wheeler, b. Dec. 1, 1316; m. Nov. 9, 1842, Catherine F. Porter. 

1046. EUNICE^ STODDARD {same descent as 1040) b. 
Mar. 22, 1778, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Apr. 4, 1854, Kenosha, Wis.; 
m. (1) Nov. 16, 1797, Alden Sprague, d. Mar. 28, 1811, Bamet, 
Vt; m. (2) Aug. 11, 1812, Jonathan Elkins, d. ^lay 15, 1852, 
Albion, N. Y. 

She had five children by first and six by second marriage, 
the first four all born in Haverhill, N. H. 

2577. Noah Paul^ Sprague, b. Nov. 6, 1798; d. Aug. 21, 1879, Buffalo, N. Y.; 

m. (1) Abiah Carleton; m. (2) Oct., 1852, Mrs. Mary Bache. He 
lived in Erie Co., N. Y., where he held several civdl offices. 

2578. Alden Spooner Sprague, b. Jan. 19, 1801; d. Jan. 6, 1863, Buffalo, 

N. Y.; m. Feb. 6, 1827, Mary Bosworth, b. Mar. 2, 1802; d. June 
15, 1877, Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Sprague was a physician and surgeon 
at Buffalo, N. Y., for many years. 

2579. Sarah Hammond Sprague, b. Feb. 1, 1803; m. Aug. 26, 1823, Franklin 

Fenton, b. Jan. 22, 1777, Sturbridge, Mass., d. Mar. 19, 1856, 
Kenosha, Wis. 

2580. Catherine Stoddard Sprague, b. Mar. 27, 1805; d. Mar. 24, 1814, 

Peacham, Vt. 

2581. Martha Osgood Sprague, b. Dec. 31, 1808; d. July 3, 1852, Peacham, 

Vt.; m. Nov. 25, 1828, John Marshall Martin, b. Feb. 11, 1803, 
Woodbury, Ct.; d. May 3, 1877, Peacham, Vt. 

2582. Samuel Elkins, b. July 10, 1813; d. Sept. 13, 1813. 

2583. Ephraim Sprague Elkins, b. July 10, 1813; m. Aug. 29, 1839, Louisa 

Merrill "Swasey", d. Nov. 2, 1876, Kenosha, Wis. 

2584. Ann Maria Elkins, b. July 27, 1817; d. July 6, 1818. 

2585. Henry King Elkins, b. May 2, 1818; m. Aug. 9, 1852, Hetta Merrill 

' ' Swasey ' ' of North Haverhill, N. H. Eesided in Chicago, HI. 

2586. Katherine Elkins, b. Feb. 27, 1823; d. Oct. 27, 1835, Peacham, Vt. 

2587. Harriet Sprague Elkins, b. Mar. 1825; m. Sept. 30, 1845, Rev. Daniel 

Reed Cady, at Albion, N. Y., b. Oct. 8, 1813; d. May 17, 1879. 

1051. CLARISSA" COE {Abigail 428, Abigail 143, Samuel 
35, Ephraiyn 6, Thomas 1) b. 1784; d. 1874; m. Heman Stone, b. 
1783; d. 1864. 

They had seven children. Two were 

2588. + ElizaT Stone, b. Nov. 29, 1804; d. Jan. 6, 1891; m. Jonathan Norton. 
2o89.+Heman Coe Stone, b. 1815; d. 1890; m. Sarah Hollister. 

1071. JOANNA" SANFORD {Ephraim 431, Nathaniel 145, 
Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 9, 1785, Sandgate, Vt. ; 



284 THE THOMAS SANTOED FAMILY 

d. Sept. 17, 1867, Sandgate, Vt ; m. 1807, Joseph Nicholas Briish, 
b. Nov. 24, 1780, Weston, Ct. ; d. Feb. 3, 1871, Sandgate, Vt. 
They had four children, all bom in Sandgate, Vt. 

2590. Sarah- Brush, b. Dec. 1808; d. 1847, Sandgate, Vt. 

2591. + Charity M. Brush, b. Aug. 29, 1813; d. Mar. 5, 1908; m. Hiram 

Parker. 

2592. Julius Erastus Brush, b. May 30, 1820; d. Sept. 1856, Sandgate, Vt.; 

m. about 1849, Harriet Whitney, of Moriah, N. Y., d. about 1855-6, 
Moriah, N. Y. No children. 
2593.+ Justin Erasmus Brush, b. May 30, 1820; m. Betsey Botsford. 

1075. DAVID EPHRAIM« SANFORD {Simeon 432, 
Nathaniel, 145, Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. 1795, Sand- 
gate, Vt. ; d. July 29, 1873, Moriah, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 23, 1823, Lydia 
Reed, of Granville, N. Y., b. 1800, Granville, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 7, 1877, 
Moriah, N. Y. Both buried in Mineville Cemetery. 

Mr. Sanford was a private in Capt. "Winston's Co., N. Y 
Militia, War of 1812. 

They had seven children all bom in Moriah, N. Y. 

2594. Martha-, b. Mar. 19, 1825; d. Apr. 25, 1825, Moriah, N. Y. Buried 

in Mineville Cemetery. 

2595. . Martha C, b. Jan. 30, 1826; d. Dec. 28, 1842, Moriah, N. Y. Buried 

in Mineville Cemetery. 
2596.+Mary Z., b. Eeb. 25, 1828; d. Feb. 25, 1865; m. William Tunstall. 
2597. Sarah J., b. Apr. 5, 1830; d. Nov. 12, 1864, Greenfield, L. I. Buried 

in Mineville Cemetery. 
2598.+Cordelia E., b. May 23, 1832; m. Lewis Curtis. 

2599. Isaac E., b. Apr. 23, 1833; d. May 18, 1834, Moriah, N. Y. Buried 

in Mineville Cemetery. 

2600. Eosabella, b. Apr. 7, 1835; d. Sept. 7, 1835, Moriah, N. Y. Buried 

in Mineville Cemetery. 

1076. SIMEON" SANFORD {same descent as 1075] b. Sept. 
16, 1798, Sandgate, Vt. ; d. Mar. 3, 1883, Fremont, 111. ; m. Luthera 
Calhoun. 

They had three children. 

2601. Louisa", b. Dec. 10, 1838. 

2602. Louise, b. Dec. 10, 1838. 

2603. + David N., b. Sept. 22, 1841; m. Elizabeth Pate. 

1077. BENJAMIN CLARK" SANFORD {Nathaniel 433, 
Nathaniel 145, Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. July 6, 1772, 
Woodbury, Ct. ; d. July 4, 1849, Castleton, Vt. ; buried in Fair- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 285 



haven, Vt. ; m. Feb. 19, 1794, Clarissa Kimberley, b. July 9, 1776, 
Woodbury, Ct.; d. June 21, 1862, Cambridge, N. T. Mr. Sanford 
was the occupant of the homestead, but being unfortunate by way 
of endorsements, lost his property so as to reduce him to moder- 
ate circumstances. 

They had three children, aU born in Sandgate, Vt. 

2604. + Olive7, b. Feb. 9, 1798; d. May 22, 1874; m. Merritt Hurd. 

2605. Betsey, b. Jan. 25, 1801; d. Aug. 2, 1856, Castleton Vt.; m. Levi French. 

2606. + Sally R., b. July 3, 1811; d. Mar. 21, 1847; m. Royal Stetson. 

1078. SIMEON« SANDFORD {same descent as 1077) b. 

1777 ; d. Sept. 17, 1814 ; m. Sally , d. ab. 1868, ag. 93. Buried 

m Northampton, N. Y. Letters on Mr. Sandford's estate were 
issued to his widow Sally, and to Benjamin C. Sanford, Nov. 7, 
1814, at Sandgate, Vt. The widow was appointed Oct. 17, 1816, 
guardian of Henry and Hiram and Feb. 2, 1820, of Ben.iamin C., 
an infant of seven years. 

They had three children, all born in Sandgate, Vt. 

2607. Henry^, m. Mary EUza Watson. Lived in Hudson, N. Y., for some time, 
2608. -f- Hiram, m. Jane — ■ — — . 

2609. + Benjamin Clark, b. 1813, d. 1875, Buchanan, Mich.; m. Cornelia Dick. 

1079. NATHANIEL* SANDFORD' {same descent as 1077) 
b. 1782 ; d. Dec. 20, 1856, Whitehall, N. Y. ; m. Elizabeth Eunice 
Hurd, b. Mar. 4, 1784 ; d. Aug. 13, 1855, Whitehall, N. Y. 

They had three children, all bom in Whitehall, N. Y. 

2610.+ElijahT, b. Oct. 16, 1814; m. (2) Julia . 

2611.+Berzina, b. Apr. 5, 1816; d. 1906; m. Warner Arbuckle. 
2612.+Milo, b. Nov. 23, 1823; d. Jan. 23, 1877; m. (1) Mary Coi;ey; m. (3) 
Mary Stephenson. 

1081. RUTH ELIZA" SANDFORD {same descent as 1077) 
b. Dec. 28, 1789 ; d. Feb., 1871, Granville, N. Y. ; m. William Brady. 

They had six children. 

2613. JaneT Brady. 

2614. Julia Brady. 

2615. Althea Brady. 
2816. Delia Brady. 

2617. Betsey Brady. 

2618. Lucy Brady. 

1082. ISAAC" SANFORD {Benoni 436, Zachariah 149, 
Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 9, 1785, New Milford, 



286 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

Ct.; d. June 23, lS2i; m. Sept. 11, 1806, Betsey, dan. of David 
Northrop, b. 1786; d. Sept. 16, 1875. IVIr. Sanford received from 
his father June 5, 1806, the equal undivided half of the home- 
stead. {New Milford L. R., Vol. 24, p. 244.) 

They had four children, all born in New Milford, Ct. 

2619. + George Northrop^, b. Sept. 3, 1807; d. Mar. 20, 1850; m. Laura Lamson. 
2620.+Harr7, b. Sept. 23, 1809; d. Feb. 2, 1846; m. Phebe Cushman. 
2621. Solomon B., b. Apr. 7, 1812; d. Jan. 2, 1850; unm. 
2622.+Betsey Maria, b. Feb. 16, 1816; m. J. Wesley Stark. 

1083. GOULD« SANFORD {same descent as 1082) b. Oct. 
31, 1786, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Sept. 5, 1855, Queensbury, N. Y. ; 
m. Nov. IS, 1817, Sarah, dau. of Job and Joanna Sheldon, b. Dee. 
15, 1790, Providence, R. I. Mr. Sanford went to Sanford 's Ridge, 
N. Y., and bought the David Sanford homestead after his uncle 
David's death, i. e., after David's widow married Capt. Elisha 
Folger, formerly of Nantucket. 

They had seven children. 

2623. Mary Crawford^, b. May 21, 1819, Milford, Ct. ; d. July 2, 1822. 
2624.+Charles Stebbins, b. Feb. 1821; m. (1) Louise Vail; m. (2) Annie 

Livingston. 
2625.+William Crawford, b. Nov. 9, 1822; d. May 30, 1900; m. Elizabeth 

Cady. 
2626.+Mary E., b. Jan. 21, 1825; d. July 12, 1865; m. David Haviland. 

2627. + Frederick Crocker, b. Aug. 21, 1827; d. Feb. 8, 1905; m. Charlotte 

Bissell. 

2628. Harvey H., b. Sept. 11, 1831; d. Mar. 7, 1834. 

2629.+France3 Amelia, b. J-une 10, 1834; d. Oct. 26, 1891; m. Rufua Packard. 

1084. SARAH" SANFORD {same descent as 1082) b. Mar. 
2, 1788, New Milford, Ct. ; m. July 19, 1812, Elijah Bennitt. 

They had two children, bom in New Milford, Ct. 

2630. Noble Sanford" Bennitt, b. 1813; m. 1841, Sarah N. Morehouse. 

Resided in Dorchester, Mass. 

2631. Stanley Bennitt. 

1085. WILLIAM* McDONALD {Mary 437, Zachariah, 149, 
Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 29, 1784, New Milford, 
Ct. ; d. Sept. 11, 1870, Glens Falls, N. Y. ; m. . 

He represented Glens Falls in State Assembly in 1821-22 
and 1828. 

One child was 

2G32. Leonard P. McDonald. Was once candidate for New York Governor 
on Greenback ticket. 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 287 

1087. RACHEL" SANFORD {David 439, Zachariah 149, 
Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thamas 1) b. July 2, 1793, New Milford, 
Ct.; d. May 9, 1868, South Glens Falls, N. Y. ; m. (1) May 27, 
1815, Abraham L. Van Den Berg, d. June 11, 1821; m. (2) July 
26, 1830, Dr. Abram Allen, b. Nov. 10, 1764; d. Mar. 30, 1845; 
m. (3) Apr. 28, 1849, Perry C. Barker, at Salem, N. Y. 

She had one child by first marriage. 
2633. David^ Van Den Berg, b. Sept. 19, 1818; d. in infancy. 

1089. DELIA J^L^RIA" SANFORD {Same descent as 1087) 
b. June 11, 1803, Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 6, 1855, Racine, 
Wis. ; m. Oct. 18, 1824, Nehemiah, son of Job and Joanna Sheldon, 
b. June 10, 1801. 

They had two children, bom at Glens Falls, N. Y. 

2634.+ Julia Maria^ Sheldon, b. Aug. 20, 1829; d. Oct. 16, 1876; m. B. D. 

White. 
2635.+ Amy Emeline Sheldon, b. Feb. 1, 1839; m. Eev. Octavius Perinchief. 



1090. GEORGE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1087) b. Oct. 
25, 1805, Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 24, 1862, Clifton Springs, 
N. Y. ; m. Jan. 8, 1834, Louisa Cornelia, dau. of Leonard and 
Betsey (Robards) Gibbs, b. May 24, 1812, No. Granville, N.Y. ; 
d. Mar. 3, 1857, Syracuse, N. Y. Both buried in Albany Rural 
Cemetery. He removed to Glens Falls in 1837-8 and held many 
public offices in his home to-mi, where he was a much respected and 
influential citizen. In 1837 and 38 he was Supervisor; in 1841, 
representative of Warren Co., in N. Y. Assembly; one of the 
founders and earliest trustees of Glens Falls Academy. He 
founded and built largely of his own means, a private select school 
for the education of children. 

He was a dealer in lumber in various localities of New York 
and Pennsylvania. He established many lumber camps in the 
Adirondacks. Sanford Lake, in Essex Co., N. Y., is named for 
him. {See sketch in Holden's Hist., Town of Queenshurg, N. Y ., 
p. 52-53.) 

They had seven children. 

2636.+Emma LouisaT, b. July 24, 1835; d. Oct. 20, 1902; m. Byron Eiee. 



288 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2637. George Henry, b. Dec. 14, 1836, Sanford's Ridge, N. T.; d. Not. 29, 
1871, Sconondoa, N. Y.; m. Jan. 1, 1861, at Sconondoa, N. Y., by 
T. Dewitt Talmage, Helen Breese Stevens, b. Jan. 28, 1839, Buffalo, 
N. Y. No children. Res. Oneida, N. Y. At the age of 28 Mr. 
Sanford was a delegate to the National Convention at Chicago, HI., 
which nominated Gen. McClellan for the presidency. Was Supervisor 
of Verona, N. Y., in 1865-6. He was elected to the Assembly in the 
third assembly district of Oneida in 1866. In the years 1867-8-9, 
a member of Democratic State Central Committee. In 1868 a dele- 
gate to Democratic National Convention in N. Y. City. In 1869, he 
was elected Senator by 26 majority, the first democratic senator 
elected from that district in twenty years. Up to the time of his 
death he was one of the most popular politicians in the state. His 
last election for senator was forced upon him when he was fast 
failing in health and had to be carried to the polls to cast his vote. 

2638.+Leonard Gibbs, b. Feb. 1, 1839; m. Lillias Rumsey. 

2639. + Edward Rollin, b. May 14, 1840; m. Julia Wright. 

2640. David b. Dec. 20, 1845, Glens Falls, N. Y.; d. Dec. 3, 1893, Syracuse, 

N. Y.; buried in Albany Rural Cemetery; m. Oct. 31, 1872, Adele 
Work, dau. of Westminister and Harriet (Couch) Abbey, b. Sept. 
9, 1850, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. 1904, Seneca Falls, N. Y. No children. 

2641. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1848, Glens Falls, N. Y.; d. Apr. 15, 

1871, Sconondoa, N. Y. ; unm.; buried in Albany Rural Cemetery. 
2642.+Orlin Mead, b. May 13, 1856; m. Hetty Reid. 



1091. EMILY FRANCES^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1087) b. May 7, 1809, Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. ; d. May 14, 1837, 
Glens Falls, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 13, 1835, Orlin Mead, b. Feb. 22, 1808, 
Chester, N. Y ; d. Mar. 28, 1878, Syracuse, N. Y. 

They had one child. 

2643. Eugene^ Mead, b. Nov. 8, 1836, Glens FaUs, N. Y.; d. 1902. 

1092. AMY EMELINE' SANFORD {same descend as 1087) 
b. Oct. 10, 1811, Sanford's Ridge, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 22, 1834, Glens 
Falls, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 8, 1832, Orlin Mead. 

They had one child. 

.2644. George Sanford^ Mead, b. Aug. 30, 1833, Glens Falls, N. Y.; d. Dec. 
13, 1843. 

1093. CAPT. MENEMON* SANFORD {David 440, Joseph 
150, Nathaniel 38, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 15, 1789, Pawlet, 
Vt.; d. June 24, 1852, N. Y. City; m. Jan. 14, 1816, Harriet, dau. 
of Thomas and Ruth (Storer) Bontecou, b. June 25, 179S : d. Oct. 
11, 1883, Oakland, Cal. When about seventeen years of age Mr. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 289 

Sanford went to sea, his first voyage being to Liverpool, Eng. In 
1813, on a voyage from Turk's Island, his vessel was captured by 
the British near New London, Ct., and burned; he was placed on 
board a prison-ship, where he was confined for some time. After 
his marriage he made his home in New Haven, Ct., but i.'ontinued 
to follow the sea as master, making voyages to the Pacific and 
Europe up to 1822, when he engaged in the steamboat business; 
at first in boats running between New York, New Hr.ven, and 
Hartford, and afterward to various other places. In the spring 
of 1835, he moved to Hartford, Ct., and in 1840, to New York 
City. His vidll, proved Aug. 3, 1852, gave to wife Harriet his 
house at 305 E. Broadway, New York City, and their pew in All 
Saints Church. 

They had twelve children, the first eight all bom in New 
Haven, Ct. 

2645. Thomas BontecouT, b. Oct. 25, 1816; d. Mar. 4, 1858; m. June 3, 1846, 

Elizabeth Prentice, dau. of Abner and Anna (Hammond) Taylor of 
Bangor, Me., b. Sept. 18, 1819, Bangor, Me.; d. Sept. 5, 1876. No 
children. Mr. Sanford was engaged in steamboating, first as clerk 
and afterwards as master. After his marriage he settled in Bangor, 
Me. 

2646. Susan Bontecou, b. Sept. 5, 1818; d. July 13, 1875; unm. 

2647.+ Asa Menemon, b. Mar. 19, 1821; d. Sept. 9, 1849; m. Lucinda Kidder. 

2648.+Edward Huntington, b. June 1, 1823; d. Sept. 27, 1865; m. Mary Foster. 

2649. William Higby Bontecou, b. July 11, 1825; d. 1866; unm. He entered 
the steamboat service and became master at the age of 21. Resided 
in N. Y. City. June 10, 1864 he sailed as passenger in the ship 
"Blenheim" bound on a voyage to the Pacific. The ship was spoken 
June 20 but never heard from again. He had previously made 
voyages to California in 1849, Europe in 1858 and China in 1859 
and 1862. 

2650.+Charles Benjamin, b. May 23, 1828; d. Jan. 29, 1896; m. (1) Frances 
Taylor; m. (2) Marie French. 

2651. Maria Huntington, b. Aug. 2, 1830; d. Oct. 18, 1857, N. T. City; unm. 

2652. Harriet Ann, b. Oct. 23, 1832; d. Jan. 12, 1888, Brooklyn, N. Y.; unm. 

2653. James Thompson, b. June 10, 1835, Hartford, Ct.; d. May 3, 1885, 

San Francisco, Cal. ; unm. He resided in N. Y. City for may years 
as manager of Sanford 's lines of steamers, between Boston and 
Bangor, and New York and Philadelphia. Removing to California, 
he became interested in coal mining operations. 

2654. George Washington, b. Jan. 9, 1839, Hartford, Ct.; d. Aug. 11, 1870. 

Flushing Bay, L. I. ; unm. Was never engaged in active business. 

2655. Josephine Leonora, b. Feb. 13, 1841, N. Y. City; d. Sept. 1897, San 

Francisco, Cal. ; unm. 

2656. David Stebins, b. July 8, 1843, N. Y. City; d. Oct. 19, 1845. 

119) 



290 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY 

1097. JOSIAH* HURD {Catharine 441, Joseph 150, Nathan- 
iel 3S, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 5, 1792, Sandgate, Vt., d. Apr. 
7, 1885, Sandgate, Vt. ; m. Dee. 17, 1813, Abigail Parker, b. 
1795; d. Oct. 15, 1888. 

They had four children. 

2657. MariettaT Hurd, b. 1815; d. 1854. 

2658.+Chauncey J. Hurd, b. Jan. 6, 1820; d. Jan. 20, 1890; m. Ehoda Randall. 

2659. Abbie Hurd, b. 1825; d. 1859. 

2660. Harriet Hurd, b. 1830; d. 1904. 

1102. WILLIAM R." SANFORD OYait**\ Joseph''", 
Nathaniel^^ Ephraim\ Thomas'-) b. Aug. 26, 1798, Pawlet, Vt. ; 
d. Jan. 23, 1839, Marion, N. Y. ; m. 1821, Lucy Olmstead, b. Feb., 
1801, Saratoga, Co., N. Y. ; d. Aug. 27, 1836, Marion, N. Y. 

They had four children, all bom in Marion, N. Y. 

2661.+Laura Jane^, b. Nov. 6, 1825; m. Asa Stoddard. 

2662. Orlando Harmon, b. May 31, 1828; d. Mar. 5, 1902, Marion, N. Y.; m. 

Mar. 31, 1852, Jane E. Hoagland, b. Nov. 1833, Williamson, N. Y.; 

d. Apr. 1857, Marion, N. Y. No children. 
2663.+Jeannette E., b. Oct. 2, 1830; d. Mar. 13, 1897; m. Cameron Stoddard. 

2664. Lorin J., b. June 17, 1833; d. Feb. 5, 1839, Marion, N. Y. 

1103. PERMELIA« SANFORD {same descent as 1102) b. 
1800, Pawlet, Vt. ; d. 1864 ; m. 1817, Giles Cogswell, b. in Vermont ; 
d. 1866, Williamson, N. Y. 

They had eleven children, all born in Williamson, N. Y. 

2665. Eliza Jane^ Cogswell, b. July 6, 1818. 

2666.+Sanford S. Cogswell b. Oct. 17, 1819; d. 1885; m. Amelia Bancroft. 
2667.+MyTon Cogswell, b. Aug. 31, 1821; d. 1875; m. Betsey Hart. 

2668. Mariette Cogswell, b. May 5, 1823; unm. Res. Marion, N. Y. 

2669. Marianna Cogswell, b. May 5, 1823; d. Mar. 15, 1905, Marion, N. Y.; 

m. Mar. 1873, Zebina Crane. No children. 
2670. 4- Richmond S. Cogswell, b. Aug. 9, 1826; d. 1907; m. Lydia Strecth. 

2671. Almond Cogswell. 

2672. Alma I. Cogswell, b. July 5, 1831; d. 1858, Williamson, N. Y.; m. 18.55, 

Christopher Wilder. No children. 

2673. Emeline Cogswell, b. June 8, 1834; d. 1862, Sodus, N. Y. ; m. 1860, 

Oscar Tinklepaugh. No children. 
2674.+Merritt Cogswell, b. Nov. 1, 1836; d. 1906; m. Mary Alma. 
2675. Caroline Cogswell, b. Mar. 2, 1839; d. 1860, Williamson, N. Y. 

1104. LEMAN« SANFORD {same descent as 1102) b. July 
2, 1803, Pawlet, Vt. ; d. Apr. 23, 1879, Marion, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 29, 
1832, Emeline Pratt, b. May 4, 1808, Williamson, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 
13, 1890, Marion, N. Y. Mr. Sanford was a Brigadier-General of 



SEVENTH GENEEATION 291 



Militia in the 30 's and 40 's. Spent much time and was greatly 
interested in military affairs. 

They had four children, all born in Marion, N. Y. 

2676. Mary Jr., b. Mar. 29, 1833; d. May 5, 1905, Marion, N. Y.; unm. 

Miss Sanford was a very successful teacher. She was preceptress 
in Macedon Academy, Walworth, Mexico, and Marion Collegiate 
Institute. 

2677. + Theron, b. Mar. 10, 1837; m. Lydia Potter. 
267S.+Byram Green, b. Oct. 13, 1843; m. Flora Blen. 

2679. Harriet, b. Dec. 20, 1845; d. Oct. 3, 1S5S, Marion, N. Y. 

HOT. DR. WALTER ROLLIN« SANFORD {sanu descent 
as 1102) b. Apr. 30, 1812, Pavvlet, Vt. ; d. Mar. 2, 1898, m. (]) 
May, 1838, Abigail S. Higby, d. Sept. 5, 1851; m. (2) Oct., 1855, 
Mrs. Catherine V. S. Saunders, d. May 20, 1900. Dr. Sanford 
received his education in the public schools, after which he studied 
medicine, receiving his diploma from the Herkimer County Medi- 
cal Society. In 1836, he went to Kendall, N. Y., where he prac- 
ticed his profession for over fifty years. Dr. Sanford was aiso 
Inspector of Common Schools ; Postmaster from 1845 lo 1853 ; 
agent for the Hartford and other Fire Insurance Comp.anies for 
over thirty years. 

He had five children by first and one by second marriage. 

2680. Elizabeth Barney', b. Apr. 26, 1840. 

2681. WilUam Rufus, b. June 16, 1843; d. May 3, 1885. Mr. Sanford was 

Express Messenger for the American Express Co. 
2682. -I- Amelia Jane, b. Sept. 12, 1845; m. Wilbur McEwen. 
2683.-(-Sherrill Higby, b. Oct. 12, 1846; m. Margaret Ashmun. 
2684. -I- Elbert Alpin, b. Apr. 1, 1849; d. Feb. 6, 1876; ra. Mary Bridgman. 
2685. Annie Louise, b. Mar. 25, 1872; d. July 12, 1902; m. Sept. 7, 1893, H. 

Howard Wallace. 

1108. LOUISA" SANFORD {same descent as 1102-^ b. May 
11, 1821, Marion, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 4, 1839, Charles Wilcox. Res. 
Williamson, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

2686.-{-Elmina^ Wilcox, b. Aug. 9, 1840; m. Michael McKuen. 
2687. Myron Wilcox, b. Dec. 7, 1847, Williamson, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 1864, in 
the Army. 



292 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

EIGHTH GENERATION 

1109. JOHN BLACKMAN^ SANFORD {Liffe 449, Nehe- 
miah 156, Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan., 1788, 
Bridgewater, Ct. ; d. 1856, Bridgewater, Ct. ; m. 1812, Rebecca 
Clark. 

He went to Brookfield, Ct., at the Iron Works, and engaged 
in business as a hatter, afterwards removing to Bridgeport. His 
brother, Glover Sanford, learned his trade of John B., beginning 
about 1813. 

They had three children. 

2688. George Glovers, b. 1814; d. 1878. 

2689. Harriet E., b. 1816; d. early. 

2690. Julia E., b. 1818; d. early. 

1111. JOSEPH" SANFORD {same descent as 1109) b. May 
17, 1792; d. Sept. 14, 1864; m. (1) Feb. 10, 1822, Ann Crane, b. 
1802; d. Aug. Q, 1825; m. (2) March 24, 1830, Maria Toung, b. 
Mar. 11, 1808 ; d. May 26, 1872. 

He had one child by first and three by second marriage. 

2691. Harriet Es., b. 1824; d. July 31, 1825. 

2692. Jane E., b. Sept. 22, 1832; m. Oliver Hartwell. 

2693. Martha Ann, b. June 22, 1835; m. Monroe L. Frost. 

2694. Eebecca M., b. Feb. 18, 1844; m. James H. Keeler, Jr. 

1112. LAURA' SANFORD {same descent as 1109) b. Apr. 
1794, Bridgewater, Ct. ; d. 1857 ; m. April, 1821, Bushnell H. Bost- 
wick. 

They had one child. 

2693. JuHa E.8 Bostwick, b. July 20, 1823. 

1113. GLOVER' SANFORD {same descent as 1109) b. Mar. 
3, 1797, Bridgewater, Ct. ; d. May 30, 1878 ; m. Feb., 1821, Betsey, 
dau. of Benjamin Lake, of Brookfield, b. May '5, 1800 ; d. Nov. 7. 
1859. 

Mr. Sanford commenced making hats in Bridgewater, Ct., 
in 1823, by making a few a week for retail in the conimunity — 
many of them being made to order of heavy wool, and a few napped 
hats. He afterwards made wool hats exclusively. He continued 
the business, enlarging the buildings as it increased, until his sons 
becoming engaged with him, they established the buildings as they 
now appear. In 1870, the firm removed their business to Bridge- 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 293 



port in order to secure larger and more advantageous facilities. 

He was Postmaster in 1831 in Bridgewater, Ct., receiving the 
appointment from Andrew Jackson and holding it for eleven years. 
Representative of town of New Milford and one of the incorpora- 
tors of the bank of Litchfield County at New Milford, now the 
First National Bank of New Milford, and was a director until near 
his death. His picture is on page 435 in History of New Milford. 

They had five children, all born in Bridgewater, Ct. 

2696.4-Charles Hs., b. Mar. 24, 1823; d. Mar. 8, 1908; m. Susan Smith. 
2697.+Homer B., b. June 17, 1824; d. Jan. 30, 1903; m. (1) Ophelia Fenn; 
m. (2) Jane French. 

2698. + Frederick S., b. Feb. 19, 1826; d. Nov. 29, 1876; m. (1) Mary Treat; 

m. (2) Sabra Howe. 

2699. + Edwin G., b. May 25, 1832; d. May 11, 1905; m. Emily Judson. 

2700. Charlotte A., b. May 5, 1838; d. Apr. 19, 1903, Bridgewater, Ct. 

1114. ROBERT WALKER' SANPORD {Nehemiah 453, 
Nehemiah 156, Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. May 

10, 1787, New Milford, Ct. ; d. July 7, 1879, Rootstown, 0. ; m. June 
3, 1806, Mabel, dau. of Morehouse Squires, b. Sept. 6, 1790 ; d. Mar. 
26. 1884. Li 1819, they removed to Rootstown, 0. He made the jour- 
ney with a three-horse team, and his mother said when he started 
it seemed like "burying him alive." 

They had nine children. 

2701.+Charles Shermans, b. Aug. 22, 1808; d. Dec. 1881; m. Deborah 

Spehnan. 
2702.+William J., b. May 24, 1810; d. Oct. 3, 1892; m. Lavina Beach. 
2703. + Sally Marinda, b. May 9, 1812; d. Sept. 14, 1870; m. Alanson Smith. 
2704.-f-Clara Minerva, b. Nov. 21, 1813; d. Nov. 12, 1904; m. Alfred Barlow. 
2705.-f- Peter Harvey, b. Nov. 10, 1815; d. Sept. 30, 1873; m. (1) Mrs. Sally 

Hayes; m. (2) Lovina Arlon. 

2706. + Samuel Harrison, b. June 7, 1818; d. Oct. 6, 1875; m. Betsey Frazier. 

2707. Edgar L., b. Apr. 7, 1826; d. May 9, 1826. 

2708. + Hannah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 15, 1828; m. Eevilo Avery. 

2709. Addison D., b. June 14, 1834; d. June 2, 1848. 

1116. ELECTA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1114) b. Sept. 

11, 1795, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Nov. 16, 1836, in Ohio ; m. Apr. 27, 
1823, Philo Carter. They settled in Ohio. 

They had five children. 

2710.+Eliza Alices Carter, b. July 16, 1824; m. Daniel Wilson. 
2711. + Salmon S. Carter, b. May. 5, 1826; m. Lueinda Cass. 
2712.+Norval Beach Carter, b. Mar. 13, 1828; m. Mary Bird. 



294 THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 

2713. Anna Amanda Carter, b. Oct. 9, 1830; d. Aug. 1866; m. Nov. 30, 1865, 

Marcus E. Merwin. 
2714.+Henry M. Carter, b. May 19, 1833; m. Harriet Seymour. 

1117. GARRY" SANFORD {same descent as 1114) b. Aug. 
28, 1797, New ]Milford, Ct. ; d. June 7, 1845, RootstowB, 0. : m. Mar. 
26, 1822, Emily Richardson, b. Mar. 29, 1802 ; d. Oct. 26, 1873. 
Mr. Sanford moved to Hudson, 0., in 1826 and settled on a farm 
in the east part of the town. His neighbors came to assist in rais- 
ing a barn, but as he declined to furnish whiskey they refused to 
help him. He thereupon asked Peter Pipkin of the Western 
Reserve College for help and he came with a large number of 
students, who raised the barn. 

They had ten children. 

2715. Sons, b. Feb. 9, 1923; d. Feb. 11, 1823. 
2716.+Lorenzo Dwight, b. Sept. 25, 1824; m. Susan Wooster. 
2717.-fPerry L., b. May 23, 1826; m. Harriet Wilcox. 

2718. + Henry M., b. Mar. 6, 1828; d. Oct. 27, 1904; m. (1) Harriet Thompson; 

m. (2) Sarah Thompson. 

2719. + Ransom M., b. May 26, 1830; m. Mary Harmon. 

2720. Emily S., b. Mar. 21, 1832; d. Aug. 30, 1850. 

2721. Marcus S., b. Aug. 15, 1836; d. Oct. 15, 1850. 
2722.-t-Electa A., b. July 21, 1839; m. Abel Underhill. 

2723. Harlan Paige, b. May 7, 1841; d. Sept. 6, 1843. 

2724. Sarah Jane, b. Nov. 28, 1842; d. Sept. 6. 1843. 

1118. BEACH" SANFORD {same descent as 1114) b. Aug. 
16, 1804, New Milford, Ct., d. Jan. 18, 1866, in Wisconsin: m. Nov. 
15, 1825, Lucy, dau. of Nathan G. Smith. They moved to Roots- 
town, 0., about 1821, then removed to Wisconsin. 

They had five children, all except Oliver born in Redding, Ct. 

2725.-f-George A.s, b. Sept. 15, 1826; d. Dec. 9, 1854; m. Mary Perry. 
2726. -f- Lyman B., b. Mar. 17, 1829; m. Eliza Camp. 
2727.-|-David H., b. Dec. 6, 1830; m. Filena Hendrick. 
2728. Charles G., b. Aug. 26, 1836; d. Aug. 26, 1861. 
2729. -I- Oliver D., b. June 17, 1843; m. Mary . 

1119. HENRY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1114) b. Oct. 
14, 1806, New Milford, Ct. ; d. July 24, 1898, Bridgew.ater, Ct. : 
m. (1) Dec. 4, 1828, Anna Jeanette, dau. of Daniel Canfield, b. 
1808; d. Mar. 10, 1844; m. (2) Nov. 12, 1845, Polly, dau. of Simeon 
Piatt, of South Britain, Ct., d. Apr. 26, 1896. He was an energetic 
and successful farmer on the old homestead of his father and 
grandfather. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 295 

He was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens 
of his native place, Bridgewater. He received a moderate education 
and settled on the home farm, caring for his father and mother in 
their last days. He took up the work of agriculture and greatly 
improved the estate, remodeling the house built by his father in 
1786. He was bold and fearless in character ; a man of strong con- 
victions. It was rare to find a man better posted in political and 
agricultural matters. In 1895, he and his wife, Polly Piatt, cele- 
brated their golden wedding. 

He had two children by first marriage, born at New ^lilford, Ct. 

2730. Canfield H«., b. July 28, 1839; d. Aug. 17, 1839. 

2731. 4- Horace N., b. Jan. 4, 18-41; d. Sept. 5, 18S9; m. Dora Kasaon. 

1130. ELF STARR {Lucy 455, Elnathan 157, Joseph 58, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. May 18, 1779, Redding, Ct. ; d. 
July 2, 1849 ; m. Mar. 8, 1800, Mary Banks Lea, b. Sept. 8, 1776 ; 
d. Oct. 8, 1873. 

They had six children. 

2732. Charless Starr, b. Mar. 31, 1801; m. Patience Stockton. 

2733. Julius Judson Starr, b. May 20, 1803; m. Eliza Smith. 

2734. Lucy Esther Starr, b. Jan. 22, 1806. 

2735. George Bradley Starr, b. Oct. 31, 1808; m. Aug. 17, 1828, Rebecca P. 

Schriver, b. May 3, 1806. 

2736. David Lee Starr, b. Dec. 10, 1810; m. May 22, 1849, Sarah Jane 

Harper, b. May 11, 1829. 

2737. Aaron Burr Starr, b. Oct. 17, 1817. 

1131. DAVID^ STARR, JR. {same descent as 1130) b. Mar. 
12, 1781, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 11, 1854, Redding, Ct. ; m. Nov. 
24. 1802, Eunice Lee, b. Feb. 24, 1782 ; d. Mar. 24, 1824. 

They had three children. 

2738. Benjamin Alonzos Starr, b. Aug. 22, 1804; m. (1) Aug. 22, 1827, 

Hannah Maria Lockwood, b. Aug. 22, 1807; d. May 14, 1845; m. 
(2) Eliza Liale, b. Feb. 24, 1817. 

2739. William Oscar Starr, b. Oct. 2, 1805; m. June 22, 1833, Susan P. 

Berdan, b. Mar. 8, 1814. 

2740. Maria Angeline Starr, b. July 3, 1808; d. Dec. 11, 1834. 

1132. COMFORT' STARR {same descent as 1130) b. Mar. 
27, 1783, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 13, 1867 ; m. Feb. 27, 1807. Laurana 
Stanley, b. Nov. 28, 1787 ; d. Aug. 21, 1873. 

They had eight children. 



296 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

2741. Emily As. Starr, b. Oct. 10, 1807; m. Dec. 15, 1825, Geo. W. Downing, 

b. Feb. 22, 1804; d. Apr. 12, 1846. 

2742. Margaret H. Starr, b. Apr. 25, 1809; d. Mar. 1842; m. Charles F. 

Hajnes, b. Apr. 17, 1809. 

2743. OUver Stanley Starr, b. Nov. 15, 1812; d. 1861; m. Oct. 1, 1844, Sarah 

Lisle, b. July 18, 1820; d. July 21, 1870. 

2744. Abby Jane Starr, b. Sept. 21, 1815; m. Feb. 21, 1833, Henry He«B 

Lugar, b. Nov. 4, 1808; d. 1856. 

2745. Joseph AUen Starr, b. Dec. 6, 1820, m. May 8, 1851, Susan A. Lawrence, 

b. Feb. 5, 1830. 

2746. Emma Elizabeth Starr, b. Mar. 9, 1823 ; m. Mar. 26, 1846, Daniel Sickles, 

b. Mar. 5, 1815. 

2747. Catherine Laura Starr, b. May 25, 1825; m. Joseph Henry Warwick, b. 

Jan. 25, 1824. 

2748. Rebecca M. Starr, b. June 25, 1829; m. Sept. 22, 1863, Isaac M. Dunbar, 

b. Mar. 24, 1833. 



1136. AARON^ STARR {same descent as 1130) b. Sept. 23, 
1792, Redding, Ct. ; d. 1851 ; m. Nov. 1820, Mahala Davenport, b. 
Nov. 20, 1800; d. 1872. 

They had eight children. 

2749. Samuel Sanfords Starr, b. Apr. 12, 1821. 

2750. Nathan Sidney Starr, b. Sept. 27, 1823; m. Jan. 31, 1856, Susan E. 

Harris, b. May 16, 1837. 

2751. Abby M. Starr, b. Jan. 10, 1826. 

2752. Amanda M. Starr, b. Sept. 9, 1828. 

2753. Edgar Starr, b. Jan. 29, 1831; m. Martha Ann Layton, b. Mar. 12, 1840. 

2754. Jeddia L. Starr, b. Apr. 16, 1836. 

2755. William A. Starr, b. Nov. 2, 1838. 

1137. ELNATHAN SANFORD' STARR {same descent as 
1130), b. Apr. 1, 1795, Redding, Ct. ; m. June 18, 18l8, Sally 
Stratton, b. Mar. 28, 1796. 

They had eight children. 

2756. Edward GranviHes Starr, b. Jan. 27, 1819; m. Mar. 22, 1842, Margaret 

M. Haviland, b. Dec. 22, 1822. 

2757. William John Starr, b. June 10, 1821; m. Eliza J. Eejmolds, b. Jan. 20, 

1823. 

2758. Stephen 8. Starr, b. Apr. 1, 1824. 

2759. Jonathan D. Starr, b. Feb. 10, 1825. 

2760. Aaron Sanford Starr, b. Oct. 16, 1828. 

2761. Sarah L. Starr, b. Feb. 22, 1830. 

2762. Charles Smith Starr, b. June 1, 1833. 

2763. David Sidney Starr, b. Jan. 21, 1837. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 297 

1162. CHARLES' MOREHOUSE {Aaron 470, Ann 159, 
Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 13, 1802; m. (1) 
Fidelia, dau. of Edward Starr; m. (2) Anna, dau. of Daniel More- 
house. 

He had three children by first marriage. 

2764. Julias Morehouse, d. in infancy. 
2765.-|-CorneliuB Starr Morehouse, m. Eliza Kimberley. 
2766. Fidelia Starr Morehouse. 

1169. JEHANNAH' SANFORD {Solomon 482, Joseph 161, 
Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 15, 1791, Hines- 
burg, Vt. ; d. Nov. 10, 1837 ; m. Sept. 1, 1814, Levi, son of Jonathan 
Marshall, b. Sept. 5, 1792 ; d. 1861. He was a farmer in Plattsburg, 
N. T. 

They had seven children, all born in Plattsburg, N. Y. 

2767.-fHoratios MarshaU, b. Aug. 28, 1815; d. Oct. 14, 1873; m. Amanda 

Marshall. 
2768.+ Amanda Marshall, b. Aug. 29, 1819; m. John Douglas. 
2769.+Alba Sanford Marshall,, b. Apr. 22, 1821; d. Dec. 8, 1868; m. Electa 

Culver. 
2770,+Lorenzo Marshall, b. Apr. 7, 1824; m. Katherine Elmore. 
2771. Amelia Marshall, b. 1826; d. 1852; m. 1851, James M. Spratt. 
2772.+Delia Ann MarshaU, b. July, 1828; d. 1883; m. Luther Carter. 

2773. + Sidney fi. .Marshall, b. Sept. 2, 1830; m. Eebecca Fox. 

1170. EZBON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1169) b. July 
22, 1793, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Oct. 26, 1876, Williston, Vt. ; m. (1) 
Apr. 6, 1815, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer and Diantha (Judson) Brad- 
ley, b. Apr. 13, 1792, Williston, Vt. ; d. Sept. 3, 1842, Williston, Vl.; 
m. (2) Feb. 9, 1843 (?), Diana Tyler, b. Oct. 1, 1799; d. Oct. 30, 
1856, Williston, Vt. ; m. (3) Mary W. Chapin, b. June 18, 1810; 
d. Sept. 12, 1863, Williston, Vt. Mr. Sanford was a farmer in 
Williston, Deputy Sheriff and Clerk of the Congregational Church. 

He had five children by first marriage, all born in Williston, Vt. 

2774. + Stephen Bradleys, b. Jan. 10, 1816; d. Sept. 10, 1889; m. Mary Smith. 

2775. Emily C, b. Aug. 3, 1819; d. June 22, 1821. 

2776.+Aurelia Maria, b. Nov. 19, 1821; d. Jan. 10, 1894; m. Orville Wheeler. 
2777.+Mary Amanda, b. April 30, 1827; d. 1877; m. George Landon. 
2778. Henry Martyn, b. June 7, 1829; d. Apr. 13, 1841, "Williston, Vt. 

1172. TALMADGE' SANFORD {same descent as 1169) b. 
Dec. 26, 1797; d. Nov. 21, 1873, Granville, 0.; m. (1) Dec. 26, 1819, 



298 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Betsey Elizabeth Benedict, b. Apr. 18, 1802 ; d. Feb. 23, 1843, Hines- 
burg, Vt.; m. (2) May 17, 1843, Lydia Ann Irish, b. Oct. 8, 1818; 
d. Mar. 3, 1907, Granville, 0. 

He had ten children by first and three by second marriage, 
those by first marriage all born in Hinesburg, Vt., and those by 
second in Granville, 0. 

2779. Noble Benedicts, b. June 21, 1821; d. Nov. 28, 1893, Granville, Ohio; 

unm. 
2780.+Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1823, d. Feb. 26, 1888; m. Avery Hatch. 
2781.+ Alva Kirk, b. Jan. 11, 1826; d. Nov. 6, 1895; m. Sarah Laud. 

2782. Caroline Louisa, b. Dec. 17, 1S27; d. Oct. 7, 1898, Adams, Mass.; unm. 

2783. Hannah Lorraine, b. Apr. 7, 1830; d. June 3, 1830, Hinesburg, Vt. 
2784.+ Joseph Harmon, b. Mar. 11, 1832; d. July 21, 1895, m. Mary Eeece. 

2785. Anna Stearns, b. July 29, 1834; d. Mar. 24, 1859, Hinesburg, Vt. 

m. Mar 8, 1854, O. P. Dibble. No children. 

2786. Charles Hinsdale, b. Dec. 18, 1836; d. Apr. 7, 1839, Hinesburg, Vt. 

2787. + Edgar Augustus, b. Nov. 20, 1838; m. Louise Allen. 
2788.+Betty Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1843; d. Feb. 14, 1886; m. Plimpton Hitt. 

2789. Infant. 

2790. John Irish, b. May 4, 1847; d. Oct. 5, 1847, Granville, Ohio. 
2791.+William Henry, b. Oct. 20, 1849; m. (1) Isabelle McDonald; m. (2) 

Ellen Kelvey. 

1173. IRA' SANFORD {same descent as 1169) b. Apr. 30, 
1800, Sharon, Ct.; d. Apr. 6, 1857, St. Paiil, Minn.; m. (1) July 
14, 1827, Laura Luzette, dau. of Isaiah and Molly (Hill) Sanford, 
b. Jan. 30, 1803, Monkton, Vt. ; d. Mar. 15, 1839, Springfield, III. ; 
m. (2) Nov. 23, 1842, Emeline B. Mattoon of Chatham, 111., b. Feb. 

9, 1812, Amherst, Mass. ; d. Sept. 9, 1886. 

He had one child by first and eight by second marriage. 

2792. Mary Ehniras, b. Aug. 2, 1831; d. Nov. 17, 1832. 

2793.+Laura Luzette, b. Aug. 17, 1843; d. Aug. 15, 1904; m. James Clark. 

2794. William Mattoon, b. Jan. 28, 1845, Springfield, 111. Ees. Silverton, 

Oregon. 

2795. + Solomon Noble, b. Sept. 14, 1846; d. May 20, 1901; m. Isa Sheppard. 

2796. Henry Alvah, b. Feb. 13, 1848, Petersburg, 111.; d. Feb. 16, 1886, Brown- 

v7ood. Mo. 

2797. Franklin Lockwood, b. Dec. 23, 1849; d. Aug. 27, 1850, Petersburg, HI. 

2798. Francis Mayo, b. Dec. 23, 1849; d. Aug. 27, 1850, Petersburg, 111. 

2799. Charles Arthur, b. Feb. 26, 1851, Petersburg, HI. 

2800. Anna Lucena, b. Feb. 9, 1853, St. Paul, Minn.; d. Nov. 29, 1855. 

1174. HIRAM' SANFORD [same descent as 1169) b. Aug. 

10, 1802; d. Aug. 1, 1841, Williston, Vt. ; m. Mar. 4, 1824, Laura, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 299 



dau. of Otis and Sarah (Edwards) Whitney, b. Mar. 17, 1806, 
Waterbury, Ct. ; d. Oct. 27, 1875, Brattleboro, Vt. 

They had four children, all born in Williston, Vt. 

2801. Sarah Sophias, b. Nov. 25, 1825; d. Apr. 12, 1904, Los Angeks, Cal. 

2802.+Maryett, b. Sept. 15, 1831; d. May 30, 1883; m. Henry Fay. 

2803. Charles Whitney, b. Dec. 26, 1832; d. Jan. 9, 1871, Chicago, 111.; m. 

Sarah Jane Ladd. No children. 
2804.+Amelia Amanda, b. Feb. 15, 1838; m. Waldo Fay. 

1175. ANNA MARIAH^ SANFORD (same descent as 1169) 
b. Feb. 12,. 1805, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Aug. 15, 1897, Williston, Vt. ; 
m. (1) Feb. 15, 1825, Philemon GriflSn, b. Sept. 4, 1803; d. Apr. 17, 
1828; m. (2) Sept. 12. 1831, Lewis, son of Jonathan Marshall, b. 
June 11, 1794, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Sept. 3, 1S64 ; (m. (3;> George 
Bliss. 

She had five children by second marriage. 

2805. Henrys Marshall, b. Sept. 15, 1832, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. July 27, 1847, 

Williston, Vt. 

2806. Whitney Marshall, b. Aug. 3, 1S34. 

2807. Sanford H. Marshall, b. Feb. 3, 1836. He served in the Civil War in 

First Vermont Cavalry. 

2808. Alonzo Marshall, b. Apr. 27, 1840; d. Mar. 18, 1841, Williston, Vt. 

2809. Alonzo Marshall, b. Mar. 10, 1844. He served in the Civil War in the 

First Vermont Cavalry. 

1176. AMANDA' SANFORD {same descent as 116:)) b. Mar. 
12, 1807, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Aug. 13, 1876, Rutland, Vt. : m. Mar. 
16, 1830, James Marshall Goulding, b. Aug. 25, 1805, Phillipston, 
Mass. ; d. Mar. 9, 1878, Rutland, Vt. 

They had two children. 

2810. + Charles Nobles Goulding, b. Nov. 1, 1831; d. Apr. 21, 1896; m. Margaret 

Kauffman. 
2Sll.+Jo8eph Hiram Goulding, b. June 8, 1842; m. Fanny Pease. 

1178. SOLOMON NOBLE' SANFORD, JR. [same descent as 
1169) b. July 15, 1821, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Oct. 17, 1900, Los 
Angeles, Cal. ; m. July 3, 1848, Mary Lucinda, dau. of John and 
Lucinda (Case) Huggins, b. Mar. 1, 1827 ; d. Jan. 15, 1900, Los 
Angeles, Cal. Mr. Sanford was educated by his uncle Aivah San- 
ford. He graduated from Kenyon College, 0., and became an Epis- 
copal Clergyman. He succeeded his uncle Alvah in his seminary 
at Granville, 0. 



300 THE THOMAS SAi^POED FAMILY 

They had four children. 

2812. Sons, b. July 24, 1850; d. July 24, 1850. . 

2813. Arthur Andrews, b. Nov. 10, 1853; d. June 11, 1855. 

2814. Clara Clarissa, b. Aug. 24, 1856, Granville, Ohio; unm. Res. Los 

Angeles, Cal. 

2815. Son, b. Feb. 1859; d. Feb. 1859. 

1179. RUFUS CLARK^ SANFORD {Zachanah 483, 
Joseph 161, Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 6, 
1785, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Aug. 7, 1861, Charlotte, Vt. : m. Jan., 
1816, Clarinda Conger. Mr. Sanford was a fanner in Charlotte, Vt. 

They had one child. 

2S16.+Maryetta8, b. Charlotte, Vt.; m. Alonzo Hickock. 

1180. POLLY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. Jan. 
19, 1787, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Oct. 23, 1878, in Minnesota ; m. Dec. 
26, 1804, David Barteau, b. Dec. 16, 1781; d. Feb. 18, 1886, in 
Michigan. Mr. Barteau was a farmer in Vermont. Later in life 
he removed to Michigan. Mrs. Barteau was a fine Christian 
woman and firm in her convictions of right and wrong. 

They had ten children, all bom in Hinesburg, Vt. 

2817.+Orin Montgomerys Barteau, b. Oct. 11, 1805; d. Jan. 8, 1881; m. 

Esther Averill. 
2818. Norman Orlow Barteau, b. May 25, 1807; d. 1810. 
2819.+Lydia Adula Barteau, b. Aug. 1, 1811; m. John Wildbahn. 
2820.+Rufus Clark Barteau, b. May 29, 1813; m. Betsey Isham. 
2821.+Russell William Barteau, b. June 8, 1815; Oct. 5, 1859; m. Lavinia 

Clark. 
2822. Betsey Saluda Barteau, b. Dec. 3, 1818; m. William Hastings, of 

Malone, N. Y. 
2823.4-Clamana Melissa Barteau, b. Nov. 23, 1820; m. (1) John McAllister; 

m. (2) Wellington Travis. 

2824. + George Grandison Barteau, b. Apr. 6, 1824; m. Rebecca McKinney. 

2825. Sidney Mahala Barteau, b. Dec. 29, 1826; d. Sept. 14, 1829. 

2826. + Harmon Gilead Barteau, b. Sept. 12, 1828; m. Clarinda Perkins. 

1181. (HEPSIBAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
Feb. 25, 1788, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Feb. 24, 1874, Burlington, Vt. ; 
m. May, 1812, Oliver Barber. 

They had seven children. 

2827.+Miranda8 Barber, b. Feb. 23, 1814; m. (1) Bradford Churchill; m. 

(2) D. C. Gillotte. 
2828.-fChloe A. Barber, b. Feb. 7, 1816; d. Aug. 3, 1882; m. Warren Axlett. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 301 

2829. George E. Barber, b. July 2, 1817; m. Cornelia Powell, adopted 

daughter of Eufus C. Sanford, of Charlotte, Vt. 

2830. Charlotte Barber. 

2831. Mary Barber. 

2832. Elizabeth Barber. 

2833. Leonard Barber. 

1183. SALLY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. Nov. 
25, 1790, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Sept. 5, 1874; m. May 30, 1811, 
Samuel Bacheller, b. Oct. 19, 1786; d. Nov. 10, 1830, Pierrepont, 
N. Y. Mr. Bacheller was a fanner and shoemaker. Resided in 
Pierrepont, N. Y. 

They had nine children. 

2834. + Elvira M«. Bacheller, b. May 3, 1812; d. May 29, 1878; m. Hiram 

Butterfield. 
2835.4-Perry L. Bacheller, b. Apr. 24, 1814; m. Lavinia Perkins. 

2836. Asenith Ba«heller, b. Jan. 17, 1817; d. Feb. 23, 1817. 

2837. Sally Maria Bacheller, b. Feb. 27, 1818; d. May 20, 1861. 

2838. + Sanford Paul Bacheller, b. July 3, 1820; d. May 8, 1883; m. Achsah 

Buckland. 
2S39.+Charles Lockwood Bacheller, b. Oct. 8, 1882; d. May 11, 1892; m. Phebe 
BrowneU. 

2840. Truman Grandy Bacheller, b. Apr. 17, 1825; d. Apr. 9, 1863; m. Jan. 

5, 1854, Celestia Somers. 

2841. Ann Eliza Bacheller, b. Aug. 14, 1827; d. Dec. 22, 1883. 

2842. Henry Bacheller, b. Aug. 14, 1830; d. Aug. 28, 1830. 

1184. ISRAEL L.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
Dec. 6, 1791, New Milford, Ct. ; d. June 5, 1871. He went West after 
his marriage and but little is known about him or his descendants. 

Three children were 

2843. Oranges, resided in Chatsworth, 111. in 1883. 

2844.4- Homer, d. June, 1884; m. (1) Laura Lockwood; m. (2) "Walker. 
2845.+Lucy, m. Benjamin Jenkins. 

1185. BETSEY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. Oct. 
6, ir93, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Feb. 13, 1880, Decorah, Iowa; m (1) 
Nov. 8, 1818, Jonathan Paul, in Hinesburg, Vt., b. Feb. 22, 1786; 
d. Aug. 18, 1831, Morley, N. Y. ; m. (2) June 24, 1846, Dr. John 
Hubbard, in Chemung, HI. 

She had eight children by first marriage, all except the first 
two born in Canton, N. Y. 

2846.+Samuel Walters Paul, b. Nov. 28, 1819, Hinesburg, Vt.; d. Jan. 1866; 
m. Lydia Manzer. 



302 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY 

2847.+Lydia S. Paul, b. Nov. 29, 1821, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Feb. 26, 1848; 

m. Sidney Tubbs. 
2848.+Almon Dunbar Paul, b. Apr. 10, 1824; d. Jan. 27, 1861; m. (1) Ann 

Merrill; m. (2) Lydia Hill. 

2849. + Emeline Thecla Paul, b. Aug. 20, 1826; d. Sept. 30, 1854; m. Francis 

Hubbard. 

2850. Lucius Nelson Paul, b. May 7, 1830; d. July 21, 1849, Canton, Iowa. 
2851.-;-Harriet Elmira Paul, b. Feb. 17, 1832; m. John Akers. 

2852. Delia Florilla Paul, b. Oct. 7, 1834; d. Aug. 18, 1835, Canton, N. Y. 

2853. Edny L Paul (son), b. Sept. 19, 1836; d. Nov. 29, 1836, Canton, N. Y. 

1186. LORANA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. Apr. 
18, 1795, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Dec. 5, 1882 ; m. Nov., 1815, William 
Belding. He was a farmer in Hinesburg, Vt. Later they removed 
to Grundy Co., 111. 

They had nine children, all bom in Hinesburg, Vt. 

2854.+Fidelia As. Belding, b. Aug. 17, 1816; m. George Daniels. 
2855.+Electa M. Belding, b. Feb. 3, 1818; d. Apr. 5, 1843; m. Edward 

Briggs. 
2856.+Nelson Belding, b. Apr. 8, 1821; m. (1) Eunice Henderson; m. (2) 

Ellen Brewer. 
2857.+ Amanda Belding, b. Apr. 6, 1823; m. Samuel Eandall. 
2858. Albert Belding, b. May 15, 1825; d. Aug. 1, 1825. 
2859.+ClariDda Belding, b. Jan. 20, 1828; m. Franklin Benton. 
2860.+Aurelia Belding, b. Mar. 15, 1830; m. Orrin Clapp. 
2861.+William Belding, b. May 17, 1833; m. (1) Betsey Fellingham; m. (2) 

Maggie Kelly. 

2862. Mortimer Belding, b. Nov. 29, 1837; m. Josephine Vines. 

1187. AURILLA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
July 4, 1796, New Milford, Ct. ; d. July 25, 1877, Canton, N. Y. ; 
m. (1) Aug., 1821, Abijah Lake; m. (2) Jan. 27, 1833, Caleb Olin, 
d. Nov. 4, 1865. 

She had two children by first and three by second marriage. 

2863. Minerva Adelias Lake, b. May 1825; d. July 26, 1842. 

2864. Thomas Lake, d. early. 

2865.+Caroline Ruth Olin, b. Dec. 29, 1833; m. Andrew Place. 
2866.+Calphurnia Penelope Olin, b. Jan. 11, 1837; m. Richard Finnimore. 
2867. Eugenia K. Olin, b. May 4, 1839; d. May 19, 1842, Canton, N. Y. 

1188. LYDIA' SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. Jan. 
29, 1798, New Milford, Ct. ; d. Nov. 13, 1843, Canton, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 
31, 1817, Gershom Conger. He was a farmer in Hinesburg, Vt. 
They removed to Potsdam, N. Y., in 1820, and later to Canton, 
N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 303 

They had seven children. 

2868. Patrick Henrys Conger, b. Dec. 22, 1819, Hinesburg, Vt. He served 

in the Civil War. 

2869. Horace Conger, b. in Potsdam, N. Y. In the spring of 1850 with his 

brother Garry, he started for California by the overland route. He 
died and was buried at the Upper Crossing of the Piatt River. 

2870. Garry Conger, b. 1825, Potsdam, N. Y. 

2871. Ionia Jane Conger, d. at the age of 8 years. 

2872. Hiram M. Conger. 

2873. Lorenzo Conger, d. early. 

2874. Auletas Conger, b. 1831; d. 1831. 

1189. SAMANTHA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
Apr. 10, 1800, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Oct. 1, 1886, Canton, N. Y. ; m. 
Dec. 5, 1820, Luther Lincohi, b. Aug. 18, 1787; d. Oct. 10, 1853, 
Canton, N. Y. 

They had nine children, all except Alvin and Betsey born in 
Williston, Vt. 

2875. + Silvia Anns Lincoln, b. Sept. 20, 1821; d. Feb. 24, 1905; m. Jeremiah 

Porter. 

2876. Marion Lincoln, b. Aug. 9, 1823; d. Oct. 1, 1880; m. Jan. 15, 1860, 

James Beard. 
2877.+MyTon Lincoln, b. July 9, 1825; d. June 13, 1874; m. (1) Eliza Barton; 

m. (2) Sylvia Davis. 
2878. Lucius Augustus Lincoln, b. June 16, 1827. Res. Auburn, "Wash. 
2879.+John Lincoln, b. May 3, 1829; m. Harriet Sartell. 

2880. Carlos Lincoln, b. Mar. 22, 1831; d. Mar. 14, 1832, Canton, N. Y. 

2881. Clarissa Elizabeth Lincoln, b. June 24, 1833; d. Mar. 31, 1836, Canton, 

N. Y. 

2882. Alvm Lincoln, b. Aug. 9, 1835, Canton, N. Y. ; d. May 13, 1841, Canton, 

N. Y. 
2833. Betsey Miranda Lincoln, b. Mar. 12, 1840, Canton, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 24, 
1865, Canton, N. Y. 

1190. ELIZA ANN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
Feb. 22, 1802, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Mar. 8, 1896. Buried in Mazon, 
111.; m. Sept. 9, 1822, Gershom Isham, d. Oct. 6, 187S. They 
removed to Mazon, HI., in 1846, where the remainder of their lives 
was spent. 

They had eleven children, all except Cornelia and Albert born 
in Canton, N. Y. 

2884.+Cornelia9 Isham, b. Sept. 1, 1823; m. Richard Fuller. 
2885. Albert Isham, b. Sept. 4, 1826, St. George, Vt.; d. May 4, 1882. 
2886.+Edward Isham, b. Jan. 15, 1828; m. Sarah Bannister. 
2887.+Mitchel Isham, b. June 7, 1829; m. Ellen Jenkins. 



304 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2888.+Zachariali Isham, b. Feb. 11, 1831; m. Susan "Vince". 
2889. Ann Eliza Isham, b. Jan. 6, 1834; d. Aug. 22, 1835. 
2890.+Lydia Ann Isham, b. May 15, 1835; m. Augustus Murray. 

2891. Weltha Isham, b. Oct. 23, 1836. 

2892. + Gehial Isham, b. Oct. 18, 1838; m. (1) Sylvia Wills; m. (2) Mary 

Leldy; m. (3) Martha Thayer. 

2893. SaUy Ann Isham, b. July 21, 1840; d. July 20, 1842. 
2894. -f Clarissa Isham, b. Mar. 5, 1843; m. John Lightner. 



1191. MINERVA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
Nov. 14, 1803, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Jan. 8, 1895; m. Oringe Smith 
Crary, b. March 24, 1803; d. Jan. 18, 1899. Mr. Crary was a 
graduate of Potsdam Academy. Was School Commissioner. 

They had nine children, all born in Pierrepont, N. Y. 

2895.+ELi2a Janes Crary, d. Sept. 5, 1861; m. Stephen Miles. 
2896.+Marcia A. Crary, b. Feb. 20, 1832; m. Sherman Eoyce. 

2897. Asenath Crary, b. May 29, 1834; d. in infancy. 

2898. Eufus R. Crary, b. May 5, 1835; d. Dec. 24, 1842, Pierrepont, N. Y. 
2899.+George Lucian Crary, b. Sept. 1, 1837; m. Julia Clark. 
2900.+John Leslie Crary, b. July 13, 1839; m. Philema Montague. 

2901. Carrie M. Crary, b. Sept. 22, 1842; d. July 15, 1864, Pierrepont, N. Y. 

2902. Adelaide E. Crary, b. July 10, 1846; d. Aug. 28, 1848, Pierrepont, N. Y. 
2903. + Jennie M. Crary, b. Aug. 15, 1850; m. (1) Edward Hunt; m. (2) 

George Barbour. 

1193. STANLEY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1179) b. 
July 28, 1808, Hinesburg, Vt. ; d. Jan. 25, 1902, Elgin, III; m. 
Feb. 21, 1831, Marie Maria Bradford, b. July 11, 1808; d. June 
8, 1887, Fertile, Minn. 

They had ten children, the first six all born in Canton, N. Y., 
and the last four in Franklinville, 111. 

2904.+Laura8, b. Apr. 1, 1832; d. Apr. 5, 1880; m. Lorenzo Dana. 

2905. -f Charles Nelson, b. Nov. 27, 1833; d. Jan. 2, 1905; m. (1) Betsey Joslyn; 

m. (2) Calneh Freeman. 
2906.+William B., b. Mar. 4, 1836; m. Susan Kimball. 
2907. + Henry L., b. June 11, 1838: d. Sept. 12, 1906, la. Ida Springer. 
2908.+OUve Marilda, b. Sept. 22, 1840; m. Calvin LaDue. 
2909. Eufus Clark, b. Oct. 10, 1842; d. Feb. 3, 1863, Vicksburg. Served in 

Civil War. 
2910.+Lydia S., b. Jan. 1, 1845; m. Henry Burdick. 

2911. + Har!an W., b. June 25, 1847; m. AUce Crane. 

2912. Horace C, b. Aug. 18, 1849; d. Sept. 29, 1851, Franklinville, 111. 
2913.+WarTen B., b. Nov. 18, 1851; m. Ellen Condor. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 305 



1194. CARR NOBLE^ SANFORD {Isaiah 484, Joseph 161, 
Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 29, 1794, New 
Milford, Ct; d. May 3, 1820, New Haven, Vt ; m. Feb. 15, 1816, 
Betsey, dau. of Erastus and Polly Chapman, b. July 7, 1798, New 
Haven, Vt. ; d. May 17, 1877, Middlebury, Vt. (She married in 
1825 Alvin Turner.) 

They had two children, born in New Haven, Vt. 

2914.+Cleora Ms., b. Nov. 10, 1816; d. about 1893; m. James Chapman. 
2915. Delia M., b. Feb. 15, 1319; d. Dec. 25, 1823, New Haven, Vt. 

1196. JOSEPH HORACE^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1194), b. Sept. 26, 1799, Monkton, Vt. ; d. Aug. 1, 1866, Potsdam, 
N. Y.; m. (1) Elmira Goiding, b. Sept. 17, 1803, Keesville, N. Y. ; 
d. Apr. 15, 1851, Potsdam, N. Y. ; m. (2) Mar. 10, 1863, Maria 
Elizabeth Doyle, b. Nov. 14, 1832, Indian Point, Canada, d. Aug. 
8, 1894. Mr. Sanford came to West Stockholm, N. Y., with his 
father Isaiah when seventeen years of age. In a few years his 
father failed and he took charge of matters, proving a most 
successful business man. He soon began making black salts and 
pearl-ash, which, for some years, was about the only industry that 
brought cash to the settlers. 

Proving himself so successful, Mr. Sanford was soon appointed 
land agent by Henry B. Pierrepont, in which capacity he con- 
tinued to prosper. He dealt in all kinds of farm products and 
trafficked quite extensively and successfully, becoming a man of 
large means far those times. 

The hamlet of Sanfordville in Stockholm, N. Y., was named 
for him and still bears the name. He built the first cht*?ch, con- 
tributing the land and one-half the expense. 

For the years 1833-7-8-41 and 42 he was Supervisor of his 
town. In 1842, he moved to the village of Potsdam, where the 
remainder of his life was spent. He had six children by first and 
one by second marriage, all except Herbert H. bom in Stockholm, 
N. Y. 

2916. Samuel Partridges, b. Jan. 23, 1825; d. June 26, 1826, Stockholm, N. Y. 
2917. -(-William Albert, b. Sept. 13, 1827; d. July 11, 1892; m. Harriet Harmon. 
2918. Carr, b. 1828; d. 1846, Stockholm, N. Y. 
2919. -I- Joseph Horace, Jr., b. May 2, 1831; m. Mary Hopkins. 

2920. Merribeth, b. 1834; d. 1838, Stockholm, N. Y. 

2921. Jane, b. 1839; d. 1841, Stockholm, N. Y. 
2922.-|-Herbert H., b. Nov. 1, 1865; m. Edna Woodvcorth. 

(20) 



306 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1199. AULETAS MELANCTHON^ SANFORD {same 
descent as 1104) b. May 28, 1812, New Haven, Vt. ; d. Aug. 6, 
1886, Chicago, 111.; m. (1) May 10, 1835, at Moira, N. Y., Nancy 
Fuller, b. Nov. 9, 1814, New Haven, Vt. ; d. Feb. 14, 1848, Stock- 
holm, N. Y.; m. (2) Dec. 29, 1850, Harriet G. Elderkin, b. Dec. 21, 
1825, Potsdam, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 16, 1894, Chicago, 111. 

He had four children by first and two by second marriage, 
the first four all born in Stockholm. 

2923. -f Henry Clays, b. Mar. 23, 1836; d. Mar. 2, 1887; m. Mary Greene. 
2924.-f-Delia Cleora, b. Apr. 26, 1838; d. June 27, 1878; m. (1) Israel Stickney; 
m. (2) Mason Slason. 

2925. Albert Hugh, b. June 7, 1840, d. Dec. 14, 1846, Stockholm, N. Y. 

Buried in Stockholm, N. Y. 

2926. Charles Edward, b. Mar. 12, 1842; d. Aug. 18, 1846, Stockholm, N. V. 

Buried in Stockholm, N. Y. 
2927.-|-Lillie Chapman, b. Dec. 12, 1858, PlattvUIe, Wis.; m. Edward Baker. 

2928. Charles, b. Dec. 12, 1863, Fayette, la.; d. May 26, 1867, Independence, 

la. 

1201. BETSEY M.^ BOSTWICK {Tabitha 4S6, Joseph 161, 
Joseph 58, Ezekiel 9, Ezehiel 2, Thomas 1) b. May 11, 1806, Ver- 
gennes, Vt., d. Nov. 25, 1877 ; m. Oct., 1831, Osman Cole, of Ferris- 
burg, Vt. 

One child was 

2929. Charles Ns. Cole. 

1207. BETSEY^ SANFORD {Aaron 494, Eezekiah 165, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 5, 1781, Redding 
Center, Ct. ; d. July 29, 1818. Buried in Read-Sanford Burying 
Ground, Redding, Ct. ; m. I\Iar. 23, 1799, John Read, son of Jabez 
Hill, of Weston, Ct., b. April 26, 1775, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 29, 
1851, Redding, Ct. Buried in the Read-Sanford Cemetery, Redding, 
Ct. Mr. Hill settled in Redding and was one of its best known and 
most wealthy residents. He was a faithful class leader. Trustee and 
Steward of the Redding Methodist Episcopal Church. His house 
was a hospitable home for Presiding Elders and preachers. 

They had eight children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

2930.+Aaron Sanfords Hill, b. Mar. 23, 1800; d. July 15, 1893; m. (1) 

Phebe Hunt; m. (2) Abiah Judson. 
2931. -f Moses Hill, b. Feb. 2, 1802; d. Apr. 1, 1869, m. Julia Fanton. 
2932. -f William Hawley Hill, b. March 29, 1804; d. Dec. 30, 1880; m. Emma 

Clark. 
2933. Betsey Hill, b. March 6, 1806; d. Jan. 25, 1849; unm. Buried in the 

Kead-Sanford Cemetery, Redding, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 307 

2934.+ John Lee Hill, b. June 15, 1810; d. Jan. 18, 1852; m. (1) Hester 
Sanford; m. (2) Harriet Duncombe. 

2935. + Morri8 Hill, b. Oct. 6, 1812; d. Apr. 5, 1902; m. Rhoda Smith. 

2936. Lydia Hill, b. Mar. 26, 1815; d. Dec. 24, 1835; unm. Buried in Read- 

Sanford Cemetery, Redding, Ct. 
2937.+ Joseph' Hill, b. Aug. 21, 1817; m. Chloe Sparry, d. Dec. 31, 1909. 

1208. HANNAH" SANFORD {same descent as 1207) b. 
May 31, 1784, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Sept. 18, 1831. Buried in 
Sharon, Ct. ; m. Nov. 13, 1806, Rev. Aaron Hunt, b. Mar. 28, 1768, 
East Chester, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 25, 1858. He was a prominent mem- 
ber of the old New York Conference, Methodist Church. 

They had four children. 

2938. Sarah Anns Hunt, b. Oct. 30, 1808; d. Aug. 24, 1855; unm. 

2939. + EIecta Hunt, b. May 27, 1812; d. Oct. 10, 1889; m. George Ingraham. 
2940.+Zalmon Sanford Hunt, b. July 20, 1817; d. Nov. 3, 1895; m. Juliette 

Gorham. 
2941.+Aaron Hunt, Jr., b. Aug. 14, 1820; d. Jan. 20, 1908; m. (1) CaroUne 
Finch; m. (2) Mary Hoffman. 

1209. AARON" SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1207) b. 
July 8, 1786, Redding Center, Ct.; d. Aug. 20, 1872, Redding, Ct. 
Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. ; m. Dec. 19, 1813, Fanny, dau. of 
Andrew L. Hill, b. Sept. 18, 1795 ; d. Feb. 21, 1875, Redding, Ct. 
Buried in Redding Ridge Cemetery. They settled in Redding 
Ridge, Ct. i\Ir. Sanford was a successful farmer and business man. 
His good judgment and public spirit made him a most useful and 
worthy citizen. Besides filling minor offices he was Selectman I'oi 
many years. For the years 1818 and 1823 he represented his 
town in the legislature. He was a member of the Constitutional 
Convention which drafted a constitution for the state. His chief 
service as a public servant was rendered while Totvh Agent in the 
litigation between the towns of Redding and Weston. This he 
handled with such discretion and good judgment that the people 
of his town were gratified and pleased with the result. He resided 
in Redding Ridge, and, like his father, was a devoted Methodist. 

They had eleven children, all born in Redding Ridge. 

2942.+ Andrew Hill?, b. Sept. 30, 1814; d. Jan. 6, 1839; m. Louise Taylor. 

2943. + DanieI, b. Mar. 5, 1817; d. Jan. 12, 1902; m. (1) Anna Ames; m. (2) 

Helen Sammis. 

2944. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1819; d. Sept. 29, 1834. Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct 

2945. Clara, b. Jan. 22, 1821; d. Feb. 23, 1857. B«ried in Redding Ridge, Ct. 

2946. + Henry, b. Jan. 18, 1823; d. Sept. 6, 1903; m. (1) Nancy Lockwood; 

m. (2) Mrs. Olive Burcbard. 



303 THE THOMAS SANTOBD FAMILY 

2947.+ Aaron, b. Jan. 28, 1825; d. Feb. 9, 1902; m. Flora Beardsley. 
2948.+Fann7, b. Nov. 12, 1827; d. Feb. 21, 1872; m. Edward P. Shaw. 
2949.+ Jesse Lee, b. Jan. 4, 1831; m. Fanny Oabom. 
2950.+Mary Elizabeth, b. May 11, 1834; d. Nov. 21, 1858; m. Marshall S. 

Driggs. 
2951.+John Swinburne, b. Sept. 9, 1836; m. Jennie Miller. 
2952. Julia HiU, b. Nov. 9, 1841; umn. Ees. Old Homestead, Bedding Eidge, 

Ct. 

1210. REV. HAWLEY' SANFORD {same descent as 1207) 
b. July 16, 1789, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Feb. 15, 1867, New York 
City. Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. ; m. (1) Nov. 2, 1814, Betsey 
(Stow) Howe, b. Aug. 15, 1786; d. May 24, 1823, Redding, Ct. 
Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. 

"Ye living men, come view the ground 
Where you must shortly lie." 
m. (2) Nov. 20, 1823, Sarah Piatt Ketchum, b. Jan. 13, 1792, 
New York City; d. June 29, 1881, Baldwins, L. I. Buried m 
'Redding Ridge Ct. 

Mr. Sanford, a man of sacred memory, early joined the 
Church of his father. {See sketch of Aaron Sanford.) After 
preaching as a supply in Vermont and elsewhere, he united with 
the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 
1811, and filled various appointments on the Hudson River and 
Ashgrove Districts in the years immediately following. In 1815 
he was compelled to retire from the traveling ministry, because of 
a serious affection of his eyes. 

He then settled upon a farm in Redding, near his father. 
Of the ten children of his two marriages, two sons entered the 
ministry, while three daughters became the wives of clergymen. 

Mr. Sanford was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Franci.s Asbury 
in 1813, and an Elder by Bishop Enoch George, 1822. After 
he had sufficiently recovered from his physical affliction, he 
preached far and near for many years, his services being in great 
demand in all regions which could be reached from his home. In 
villages and cities, in churches and schoolhouses, as wpII as in 
private homes, he lifted up his voice like a trumpet in defense of 
the doctrines of the Church and in entreaties to the people to 
become reconciled to God. His last sermon was preached to a 
large congregation in New York City, the Sunday previous to the 
accident which terminated his life. He was a man of deepest piety, 
and was universally respected. His influence lives after him. 




REV. HAWLEY SANPORD 
No. 1210 




REV. AARON K. SAXFORD 
No. 2958 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 309 



In 1815 he located in Redding. His will is dated Jan. 19, 
1867; probated March 2, 1867. (Bedding Pro. Rec, Vol. 3, p. 
337-9.) 

He had three children by first and seven by second marriage, 
all born in Redding, Ct. 

2953. Jesse Lees, b. Oct. 29, 1815; d. Apr. 13, 1S26. Buried in Redding. 

2954. John Russell, b. May 2, 1818; d. Dec. 18, 1846. Buried in Redding 

Ridge, Ct. A Christian young man. 

2955. Betsey, b. Sept. 16, 1821; d. Oct. 25, 1853; m. Feb. 22, 1853, Rev. 

Timothy C. Youngs, b. 1815, Suffolk Co., L. I. No children. Resided 

in N. Y. City. 
2956.+Francis Asbury, b. Aug. 13, 1824; d. Sept. 13, 1899; m. Lucy H. 

Knapps. 
2957. + Hawley, Jr., b. May 5, 1826; m. Elizabeth Johnson. 
2958.+ Aaron Ketchum, b. Oct. 19, 1827; d. Feb. 21, 1910; m. Frances Burnham. 
2959.+David Burge, b. Mar. 31, 1829; d. Mar. 6, 1904; m. (1) Cornelia Lacey; 

m. (2) Julia Janes; m. (3) Mrs. Charlotte Willey. 
2960.+Lydia, b. June 6, 1831; d. Dec. 29, 1906; m. Rev. Henry Mead. 
2961.+Morris Hill, b. Mar. 10, 1835; d. Sept. 30, 1875; m. EUzabeth White. 
2962. Mary Ann Smithman, b. June 24, 1836; m. May 18, 1869, Rev. Alexan- 
der McAllister, b. Dec. 25, 1825; d. July 28, 1906. No children. 

He was a member of the New York East Conference, Methodist 

Church. Res., Southampton, N. Y. 

1212. EUNICE' SANFORD {same descent as 1207) b. Aug. 
10, 1793, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Dec. 22, 1827, Westport, Ct. ; 
m. Mar. 30, 1814, Isaac Gorham, b. Mar. 13, 1791, Westport, Ct. ; 
d. Feb. 23, 1835 Schaghticoke, N. Y. 

They had six children, all born in Westport, Ct. 

2963.+Phebes Gorham, b. Feb. 16, 1815; d. Aug. 15, 1901; m. Frederick Cole. 
2964. Aaron Sanford Gorham, b. Nov. 14, 1816. Married and had two children 

who died young. 
2965.4-Lydia Ann Gorham, b. Nov. 6, 1818; m. George Mosher. 

2966. Juliette Gorham, b. Nov. 4, 1820; m. Zalmon Sanford Hunt {See 2940.) 

2967. Isaac K. Gorham, b. July 18, 1823. 

2968. Wmiam A. Gorham, b. May 4, 1827. 

1213. WALTER' SANFORD {same descent as 1207) b. Feb. 
18, 1796, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Sept. 26, 1875. Buried in Red- 
ding Ridge; m. (1) Dec. 6, 1821, Harriet Maria Booth, b. in 
Derby, Ct. ; d. Oct. 26, 1838, ag. 38. Buried in Redding Ridge, 
Ct.; m. (2) Feb. 26, 1839, Emily Gorham, d. May 9, 1858, ag. 48. 
Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. 

They had one child by first marriage. 



310 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

2969. Charless, b. 1882; d. Oct. 29, 1901; buried in Stratford, Ct.; m. Sally 

dau. of Ebenezer T. and Sarah (Lyon) Sanford, b. Aug., 1823, 
Easton, Ct.; d. July 6, 1908. Buried in Stratford, Ct. No children. 

1214. CHARLOTTE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1207) 
b. Jan. 8, 1800, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. May 1, 1857 ; m. May 23, 
1819, Thomas Burr, son of Rowland and Polly Fanton, of Redding, 
Ct., b. Apr. 16, 1794; d. Feb. 21, 1847, Redding, Ct. 

Mr. Fanton was a man of sterling qualities and habits. In 
business life, official capacity and church relations, botn official 
and personal, he exemplified the fidelity of Christian jnanhood. 
He was a merchant in Redding, elected State Senator in 1841. 
Mrs. Fanton was a very sweet spirited woman. 

They had three children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

2970. Caroline Sanford'' Fanton, b. Mar. 31, 1822 ; d. July 10, 1903 ; m. May 

3, 1848, John Morrison Reid, b. 1820, N. T. City; d. May 15, 1896 
Mr. Eeid joined the new York Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church 
in 1844. In 1858 he became President of Genesee College; in 1864, 
Editor of Western Christian x4.dvocate, Cincinnati, 0.; in 1868, 
Editor of North Western Christian Advocate, Chicago, 111.; in 1872, 
Corresponding Secretary of Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal 
Church, which office he held till 1888 when he became Honorary 
Secretary of the Society and so continued till his death. No children. 

2971. + Thoraas Burr Fanton, Jr., b. May 26, 1829; d. Aug. 8, 1887; m. Mary 

Johnson. 
2972. -{-William Hawley Fanton, b. Jan. 14, 1834; m. (1) Mary Smith; m. (2) 
Isabella Annable. 

1215. LYDIA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1207) b. Sept. 
23, 1803, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Nov. 14, 1863; m. Apr. 20, 1831, 
Aaron Sanford Hyatt. 

They had three children. 

2073. -f Electa Ms. Hyatt, b. Mar. IS, 1832; d. Feb. 4, 1899; m. Marlin Lyon. 

2974. Lydia Maria Hyatt, b. Feb. 17, 1836; d. Mar. 24, 1848. 

2975. Caroline E. Hyatt, b. May 5, 1847; d. Apr. 20, 1848. 

1216. Y/ILLIAM ANSON^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1207) b. Jan. 15, 1807, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. June 30, 1875, 
Redding Ridge, Ct. Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. ; m. May 2, 1832, 
Harriet, dau. of Newton and Ruth Tuttle, of George's Hill, South- 
bury, Ct., b. July 31, 1807 ; d. June 27, 1875, Redding Ridge, Ct. 
Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. 

They had one child. 

2976. Martha Tuttle*?, b. July 16, 1833; d. Apr. 30, 1852, Redding, Ct. 

Buried in Redding Ridge, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 311 

1217. LTDIA^ SANFORD {Hezekiah 496, Hezekiah 165, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 19, 17S-4, Red- 
ding, Ct. ; m. Sanford Mygatt. 

One child was 
2977. Charless Mygatt. 

1220. SALLY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1217) b. Oct. 
13, 1792, Redding, Ct. ; m. De Forest. 

They had one child. 
297S.+Mary A.s DeForest, m. Dr. David Keys. 

1221. BETSEY^ SANFORD {same desceiit as 1217) b. Dec. 
3, 1795, Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. or Mar. 3, 1842 ; m. Nov. 25, 1814, 
Walter Smith Lyon, b. Feb. 12, 1791; d. Oct. 13, 1867. They 
resided in Bedford, N. Y. 

They had ten children. 

2979.+Maria Antoinettes Lyon, b. Apr. 4, 1816; d. Feb. 20, 1908; m. Abram 

Stockholm. 
2980. Thomas S. Lyon, b. Feb. 17, 1818; m. (1) Clesta Haight; m. (2) 

Debbie Lounsbury. 
2981.+Sarah Lyon, b. July 18, 1820; d. 1885; m. Lemuel Wales. 
2982.+Mary Lyon, b. June 4, 1823; m. John Wood. 
2983. Louesa S. Lyon, b. Feb. 4, 1826. 

2984.+Louisa S. Lyon, b. Feb. 4, 1826; d. Jan. 5, 1907; m. WiUiam Clarke. 
2985. Caroline Lyon, b. Mar. 4, 1828; m. Apr. 7, 1853, Silas Albertous. 
2986.-|-Betsey Lyon, b. Nov. 4, 1830; m. John Peck. 

2987. Walter Smith Lyon, Jr., b. Mar. 26, 1833; d. May 11, 1863. 

2988. John Ahaz Lyon, b. Nov. 20, 1835; d. Sept. 19, 1841. 

1223. GEORGE' SANFORD {William 497, Hezekiah 165, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 18, 1792; d. Oct. 
21, 1826. Buried at Umpawaug, Ct. ; m. 1820, Ann, dau. of William 
and Ann Teed, of Somers, N. Y., b. Aug. 9, 1800 ; d. Aug. 9, 1864. 
Buried in the Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. They resided 
in Sing Sing, N. Y. 

They had one child. 

2989.-|-Lydia Ann?, b. Jan. 28, 1821; d. Jan. 28, 1872; m. Christopher 
Hawkins. 

1224. WILLIAM' SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1223) 
b. June 19, 1794; d. Sept. 2, 1821. Buried at Umpawaug, Ct. ; 
m. Hester ; d. Mar. 1, 1820, ag. 25 years. Buried at Umpa- 
waug, Ct. 



312 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

They had two children. 

2990. William Thomass, b. 1817 ; d. Sept. 22, 1828. Buried in Umpawaug, Ct. 
£991. Hester Ann, b. June 23, 1819; d. Dec. 18, 1838, ag. 19 ttb. 5 mo.; 
m. John L. Hill {See S9S4.) 

1225. GILES^ SANFORD {same descent as 1223) b. June 
11, 1798 ; d. Jan. 30, 1857, Albany, N. Y. Buried in the Albany 
Rural Cemetery; m. May 3, 1821, Cynthia, dau. of Caleb and 
Phebe (Merritt) Willis, of Sing Sing, N. Y., b. Oct. 12, 1801; d. 
July 9, 1842. Buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery. Mr. San- 
ford removed to Albany, N. Y., and was a prominent lumber mer- 
chant there. His will was probated Feb. 4, 1857, in Westport, Ct. 

They had eight children. 

2992. John Ws., b. Feb. 24, 1822; d. Sept. 20, 1828. Buried in Umpawaug, Ct. 
2993.+Wi]liam, b. Oct. 8, 1823; d. Sept. 4, 1849; m. Harriet Barrett. 
2994.4- Phebe Willis, b. July 31, 1825; d. Dec. 18, 1892; m. (1) WHUam Child; 
m. (2) John Obnstead. 

2995. Anna Matilda Hurtin, b. Dec. 6, 1827; d. Dec. 21, 1849. Buried in 

the Albany Rural Cemetery; m. Aug. 22, 1848, J. Edgar Gould, of 
East Cambridge, Mass. 

2996. Caleb Willis, b. Dec. 7, 1829; d. Oct. 14, 1861; m. 1860, Cynthia, dau. 

of Gen. William S. Eosecrans. Eesided in Albany — later in New 
York City. 

2997. EUzabeth C, b. Oct. 7, 1831; d. July 16, 1835. 

2998. -f Caroline Louise, b. Jan. 17, 1834; d. Feb. 14, 1876; m. Eobert 

McClellan. 
2999.4-Elizabeth Parsons, b. Nov. 27, 1840; d. June 6, 1882; m. Lewis Tappan. 

1227. ZALMON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1223) b. Aug. 
17, 1803 ; d. Mar. 22, 1858. Buried in Westport, Ct. ; m. Oct. 1, 
1822, Caroline, dau. of Dr. Thomas and Susan (Heron) Peck, of 
Redding, Ct. They removed from Redding to Westport, Ct., 
about 1832. 

They had four children. 

3000. -f- William Heron?, b. May 31, 1830; d. July 18, 1900; m. Sarah Piatt. 

3001. Zalmon, Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1833, Bedding, Ct.; d. Jan. 22, 1882; umn. 

Buried in Westport, Ct. 

3002. Arthur Heron, b. Aug. 11, 1836, Westport, Ct.; d. Nov. 3, 1852; unm. 

Buried in Westport, Ct. 
3003. -(-Philip Gerard, b. Dec. 18, 1846; m. Margaretta Keys. 

1229. JOSEPH DRAKE^ HUNT {Eunice 499, Hezekiah 165, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 12, 1796; d. Feb. 
6, 1864. Buried at Leedsville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 26, 1820, Clarissa, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 313 

dau. of Joel and Delia (Sears) Benton, of Amenia, N. Y., b. Feb. 
21, 1800; d. July 11, 1880. Buried at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 
They had four children. 

3004. Aaron Bentons Hunt, b. Feb. 21, 1821; d. Apr. 1, 1825. 
3005.+ Andrew Jackson Hunt, b. Oct. 27, 1824; d. May 13, 1881; m. Phebe 
Bowne. 

3006. Albert Sanford Hunt, b. July 3, 1827; d. Sept. 11, 1898, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. ; unm. Buried at Rhinebeck, N. Y. Mr. Hunt graduated at 
Wesleyan University. Was Valedictorian of his class in 1851. He 
was a D. D., a prominent minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Corresponding Secretary of the American Bible Society, 1878-98 and 
was widely known for his high character and influential service as a 
representative of his church in many official relations. 

3007. Emily Benton Hunt, b. May 10, 1832; d. Feb. 18, 1851; unm. 

1233. FANNY' BEACH {Lazariis 512, Lydia 169, Lemuel 
59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 30, 1800, Bridgeport, 
Ct. ; d. Mar. 14, 1868, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. (1) Apr. 8, 181S, in New 
York City, James Ladd, b. Nov. 7, 1792, Devonshire, Eng. ; d. Apr. 
15, 1852, Throgg's Neck, N. Y. ; m. (2) June 14, 1854, at Throgg's 
Neck, N. Y., William Wliitehead, b. Dec. 17, 1786, Touch Place, 
Scotland; d. May 22, 1866, Throgg's Neck, N. Y. Mr. Whitehead 
was a merchant in New York City. 

She had thirteen children by first marriage, all except Cath- 
erine born in New York City. , 

3008. Fanny Sophias Ladd, b. Mar. 24, 1819; d. May 29, 1840, Tarrytown, 

N. Y. ; m. Apr. 8, 1839, in N. Y. City, James Law, M. D., of Perth, 
Scotland, res. N. Y. City. 

3009. James Ladd, Jr., b. Dec. 20, 1820; d. Oct. "24, 1823, N. Y. City. 

3010. Mary Caroline Ladd, b. Mar. 1, 1823; d. Jan. 6, 1834, N. Y. City. 
3011.-I- William Whitehead Ladd, b. Nov. 1, 1825; m. Sarah Phillips. 

3012. Samuel Denton Ladd, b. Feb. 29, 1828; d. Jan. 13, 1834, N. Y. City, 

3013. Catherine Medora Ladd, b. Mar 22, 1831; d. Jan. 5, 1834, N. Y. City. 

3014. Infant son, b. Dec. 27, 1833; d. Dec. 27, 1833. 

3015. James Beach Ladd, b. Oct. 19, 1834; d. Oct. 19, 1834, N. Y. City. 

3016. Samuel Beach Ladd, b. Oct. 19, 1834; unm. 

3017.+Caroline Medora Ladd, b. June 25, 1837; d. July 2, 1878; m. Dr. 
William Gilfillan. 

3018. + Enen Louise Ladd, b. Oct. 30, 1839; m. William Wallace. 

3019. Fanny Beach Ladd, b. Dec. 28, 1841; d. Jan. 11, 1844, N. Y. City. 

3020. Catherine Ladd, b. June 12, 1844, Throgg's Neck, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 10, 

1895 Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Dr. William, son of Alexander and Eliza 
(McCutchens) Gilfillan, b. May 25, 1834. No children. 

1234. CAROLINE' BEACH {same descent as 1233) b. Dec. 
20, 1801, Bridgeport, Ct.; d. Apr. 9, 1837, N. Y. C. ; m. July 12, 



314 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1825, in N. Y. C, Augustin, son of Col. Perry and Dorothy (Whit- 
tlesey) Averill, b. Aug. 30, 1795, Washington, Ct. ; d. July 9, 1857, 
N. Y. C. 

They had four children. 

3021.+LUC7 Carolines Averill, b. June 17, 1826; d. July 7, 1856; m. William 

Churchill. 
3022. Perry Beach Averill, b. Feb. 28, 1828; d. Oct. 9, 1829, N. Y. City. 
3023. + Joseph Otis AveriU, b. Oct. 22, 1830; d. Sept. 29, 1889; m. (1) Sarah 

Jones; m. (2) Mary Smith. 
3024. Augustine Gurley Averill, b. Oct. 30, 1832 ; d. Dec. 17, 1833, N. Y. City. 

1235. CATHERINE^ BEACH {same descent as 1233) b. 
Oct. 12, 1805, Bridgeport, Ct. ; d. Nov. 3, 1866 ; m. Apr. 21, 1825, 
Thomas Smith, son of Peter and Hannah (Smith) Underbill, b. 
Feb. 3, 1803, Great Neck, L. I. ; d. Feb. 17, 1852. 

They had seven children, all born in New York City. 

3025.-(-Catherine Sophiaa Underhill, b. May 20, 1826; d. Jan. 22, 1863; m. 

John Dixon, Jr. 
3026. George Frederick Underhill, b. Nov. 3, 1833, d. May, 1834. 
3027.+Hannah Smith Underhill, b. Mar. 2, 1835; m. William Eumsey. 

3028. Augustine AverHl Underhill, b. Sept. 28, 1836; d. Oct. 18, 1854, N. Y. 

City. 

3029. CaroUne Averill UnderhUl, b. Sept. 28, 1836; d. Nov. 27, 1897, 

Brooklyn, N. Y.; unm. 

3030. Emma Beach Underhill, b. Nov. 1839; d. Jan. 22, 1841, N. Y. City. 

3031. Thomas Smith Underhill, Jr., b. Mar. 12, 1842; d. Apr. 30, 1843, N. Y. 

City. 

1240. PHILO' LYON, JR. {Hannah 515, Lijdia 169, Lemuel 
59, Ezehiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 24, 1791; d. May 7, 
1839; m. Oct. 29, 1815, Lucy, dau. of Peter and Marrr (B^ughton) 
Starr, b. July 18, 1796 ; d. May 10, 1882. 

They had two children. 

3032. + Henry5 Lyon, b. Aug. 16, 1816; d. Mar. 9, 1841; m. Lydia Disbrow. 
3033.+Mary Lyon, b. Jan. 26, 1821; d. Apr. 2, 1889; m. Ira Morse. 

1241. ISAAC BEACH^ LYON {same descent as 1240) b. 
Apr. 24, 1796, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 4, 1837, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Julia Hibbard. 

They had three children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

3034.4-Philo L8. Lyon, b. Nov. 31, 1826; d. June 27, 1896; m. Maria 
MiUiman. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 315 

3035.+JuHa Lyon, b. June 8, 1833; d. Mar. 20, 1889; m. Uriah MiUiman. 

3036. John Beach 1.yon, b. Nov. 8, 1836; m. EUen Moon. 

1245. REV. LEMUEL BEACH^ HULL {Eunice 516, Lydia 
169, Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 10, 1792; d. 
Oct. 22, 1843, Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Oct. 18, 1824, Polly, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Hannah (White) Waterbury, b. Apr. 9, 1800, 
Darien, Ct. ; d. Aug. 1, 1881, Milwaukee, Wis. 

They had three children. 

3037. Eleanor Susans Hull, b. July 13, 1825; d. Jan. 27, 1875; unm. 

3038. Hannah White Hull, b. March 27, 1827; d. Sept. 6, 1843. 

3039. + John Beach Hull, b. Sept. 17, 1828; d. Mar. 17, 1891; m. Ellen Sabin. 

1247. SETH' HULL {same descent as 1245) b. July 13, 
1796; d. April, 1835, Beardstown, 111.; m. May 22, 1823, Nabby 
Eveleth. 

They had one child. 

3040. HenryS Hull, married and had a family. 

1249. LYDIA' BEACH {Isaac 517, Lijdia 169, Lemuel 59, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 27, 1800, Redding, Ct. ; d. 
May 3, 1871 ; m. Mar. 28, 1822, at Redding, Ct., James Roger, son 
of Joseph and Chloe (Rogers) Hawley, b. Sept. 18, 1797; d. Aug. 
29, 1876. 

They had two children. 

3041. Isaac Beachs Hawley, b. Mar. 7, 1823 ; d. Dec. 8, 1853 ; m. Feb. 27, 1848, 

Maria, dau. of James and Elizabeth Anderson, b. Feb. 14, 1832. 

3042. Julia Amelia Hawley, b. Dec. 11, 1824; m. Feb. 10, 1847, Geo. H. Chase, 

b. July 5, 1815; d. Mar. 24, 1885. 

1250. CHARLES' BEACH {sayne descent as 1249) b. Nov. 
27, 1801, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 14, 1864, Danbury, Ct. ; m. Nov. 
20, 1832, at Danbury, Ct., Lucy, dau. of Bliakim and Polly Peck, 
b. Aug. 29, 1804, Danbury, Ct. ; d. May 31, 1856, Danbury, Ct. 

They had three children. 

3043. Mary Pecks Beach, b. Aug. 14, 1833, Redding Ridge, Ct.; d. June 12, 

1838, Redding Ridge, Ct. 

3044. Sarah Louisa Beach, b. Aug. 4, 183.5, Redding Ridge, Ct.; m. June 6, 

1872, at Danbury, Ct., Edward Eli, son of Ira and Clarissa Barnum, 
b. Feb. 6, 1824, N. Y. City; d. June 24, 1893, Brooklyn, N. Y. No 
children. 

3045. Julia Hill Beach, b. Sept. 24, 1840, Danbury, Ct.; d. Feb. 7, 1842, 

Danbury, Ct. 



316 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1253. ISAAC" BEACH, JR. {same descent as 1249) b. July 
14, 1808, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 10, 1862, Forrestport, N. T. ; m. 
Nov. 1, 1840, at Redding, Ct., Mary Rebecca, dau. of James and 
Parthenia (Seeley) Winton, b. Apr. 6, 1821, Bridgeport, Ct. 

They had seven children, all except WiUiam and Emily born 
at Remsen, N. Y. 

3046. William Henrys Beach, b. Nov. 23, 1841, Eedding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 15, 1873, 

Greenbush, Mich.; m. Oct. 13, 1869, Margaret Jane Ballantine. 
3047.+Emily Parthenia Beach, b. Apr. 6, 1843; m. Marcus Jolley. 

3048. Charles Winton Beach, b. Oct. 20, 1845; m. Jan. 15, 1889, Frances 

Agnes, dau. of John B. and Clarina (Middlebrook) Wilson, b. Easton, 
Ct. No children. 

3049. Aaron Somers Beach, b. Apr. 30, 1847; unm. 
3050.+Isaac Hill Beach, b. Oct. 18, 1851; m. Virginia Grimm. 
3051.+Mary Lucy Beach, b. Mar. 8, 1856; m. ArUngton Lewis. 
3052.+Lydia Julia Maria Beach, b. June 22, 1857; m. (1) James Neelands; 

m. (2) Edward Meaker. 

1254. JULIA' SANFORD {Lemuel 519, Lemuel 170, Lem- 
uel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezehiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 7, 1797; d. June 8, 
1858 ; m. Feb. 24, 1817, Rev. Thomas F. Davies, b. Aug. 23, 1793 ; 
d. Feb. 16, 1865. 

They had four children. 

3053.+Mary Sanfords Davies, b. Oct. 6, 1818; d. Dec. 23, 1890; m. Ebenezer 
Adams. 

3054. Julia Sanford Davies, b. Mar. 29, 1821, New Haven, Ct.; d. Sept. 13, 

1846, New Haven, Ct. ; unm. 

3055. + Lemuel Sanford Davies, b. Feb. 2S, 1823; d. June 14, 1897; m. Stella 

ScoviU. 

3056. + Thoma3 Frederick Davies, b. Aug. 31, 1831; d. Nov. 9, 1905; m. Mary 

Hackstaff. 

1255. MARY HERON' SANFORD {same descent as 1254) 
h. Apr. 21, 1801, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 4, 1832, Ridgefield, Ct. ; 
m. Oct. 10, 1821, Dr. Nehemiah Perry, of Ridgefield, Ct. 

They had five children. 

3057. Lucys Perry, b. 1823; d. 1841. 

3058. Sarah Perry, b. 1825; m. Dec. 15, 1869, Hon. Henry Euggles, of 

Norwich, Ct. 
3059.+Nehemiah Perry, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1827; m. Emily Jennings. 
3060. "Lemuel Perry, b. July 15, 1830; d. May 11, 1832. 
3061.+Samuel Perry, b. Mar. 22, 1832; d. 1874; m. Lucy Osborn. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 317 



1260. LEIVrUEL^ SANFORD {Jonathan 523, Lemuel 170, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, TJwmas 1) b. Sept. 18, 1816, Red- 
ding Center, Ct. ; d. June 19, 1890, Redding Center, Ct. ; m. Jan. 13, 
18-47, Abby Maria, dau. of Bradley and Betsey Hill, d. Jan. 25, 
1896. 

Following closely in the footsteps of Ms father and grandfather, 
he became in his early manhood deeply interested in the affairs of 
his native town. Under the personal. instruction of his uncle, Rev. 
Jonathan Bartlett, he acquired a fine classical education, and early 
in life developed a taste and talent for legal studies, which continued 
all through his life. His habits of close investigation into any ease 
that came to his notice gave him the enviable record of never having 
a decision given by him reversed, when the cases were caT-ried into 
the higher courts. During the time his father was Probate Judge, 
he filled the office of Probate Clerk, and on the retirement of his 
father, he was elected to succeed him, and, with the exception of one 
year, continued to hold the office until he also reached the age of 
retirement. In 1847, he represented the Eleventh Senatorial Dis- 
trict in the State Senate to the entire satisfaction of his consti- 
tuency, being at that time the youngest member of the Senate. He 
was also an honorary member of the Fairfield Historical Society. 

They had seven children, all bom in Redding Center, Ct. 
3062.+Mar7 Eussells, b. Oct. 2, 1848; d. Dec. 9, 1895; m. Henry Osborn. 

3063. Sarah EUzabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1852; unm.; res. Bedding Center, Ct. 

3064. + Abbie Bartlett, b. Dec. 21, 1854 ;.in. Eev. William Hague. 

3065. Martha. Hill, b. Oct. 17, 1856; m. June 15, 1898, Henry S. Osborn. 

No children. Res. Bedding Bidge, Ct. 
3066.-I- Alice Amanda, b. Nov. 28, 1858; m. WilUam HiU. 
3067. + Gertrude Lucretia, b. Oct. 11, 1860; m. Lee Eandle. 
3068. -I- Jonathan Bartlett, b. Oct. 25, 1862; m. Edith Dayton. 

1261. JONATHAN RUSSELL^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1260) b. Oct. 25, 1819, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Feb. 28, 1897, 
Redding, Ct. ; m. May 16, 1847, Clarissa, dau. of Dea. Samael Read, 
d. Mar. 18, 1889, ag. 60. 

He represented his town in the Connecticut General Assembly 
in 1854, 1870, 1874, and was Senator from the Eleventh District 
in 1878-79. He also held many town offices, was high in his party 
councils, and was often appointed to appraise and administer 
estates. 

They had one child. 

3069. Hannah Marias, b. Apr. 15, 1851; d. suddenly ag. 25. 



318 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1262. THOMAS^ SANFORD {same descent as 1260) b. 
Sept. 27, 1823, Redding Center, Ct. ; d. Apr. 1, 1890, New Haven, 
Ct. ; m. Sept, 15, 1863, Charlotte A. Hewitt, b. Sept. 10, 1836, Lee, 
Mass. Res., New Haven, Ct. 

Mr. Sanford was one of the best known Democratic politicians 
of Connecticut. He was considerably over six feet in height and 
was often called "Long Tom Sanford." In personal appearance 
he bore a marked resemblance to Abraham Lincoln and had many 
of his characteristics. He was greatly esteemed throughout the 
state by men of both parties, and probably no public man in 
Connecticut possessed a wider personal acquaintance or a more 
numerous circle of personal friends, who loved him for excellent 
qualities of mind and heart. 

He was at all times a patriotic citizen, a strong friend of the 
government in its successful efforts to preserve the union ; clear 
headed, always standing by the right, never flinching or com- 
promising, or yielding his convictions of duty and justice. In 
1850, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff, which oflSee he held for 
six years. In 1860, elected Sheriff of the County and for three 
years filled the position to the satisfaction of his constituents, but 
declined a renomination. He served in the State Legislature in 
1856 and 1877, and at various times served on important state 
commissions appointed by the Grovemor. He had a public and 
private record most honorable in all respects, was a just and honest 
man, a kind and generous gentleman, a warm, courteous and 
steadfast friend. 

They had two children, born in Redding, Ct. 

3079. Thomas Fredericks, b. Dec. 8, 1864; umn. Mr. Sanford was educated 

at the Hopkins Grajnmar School and Tale College. He has since 
taught in Yale College, Northwestern University at Evanston, 111., 
and since 1893 has been instructor and Professor in the University 
of California, Berkley, Cal. 

3080. Mary Avery, b. Nov. 28, 1876. Ees. New Haven, Ct. 

1264. EZEKIBL SANFORD" DREW {Mollie 528, Ezekiel 
171, Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 13, 1803, 
.Redding, Ct. ; d. 1875, Bristol, Wis.; m. Minerva, dau. of Philo and 
Polly (Fairchild) Bamum, b. 1803, Bethel, Ct. She was a half- 
sister of P. T. Bamum, the sho^vman. They removed to Hornells- 
ville, N. Y., and later to Bristol, Wis. 
They had seven children. . 




THOMAS SANFORD 
No. 1263 



EIGHTH GENERATION 319 



30S1. Minerva Jennetts Drew, b. June 23, 1824. 

3082. Orlando Drew, b. Aug. 17, 1826; d. Dec. 1826. 

3083. Henry Martin Drew, b. Apr. 17, 1828; d. May, 1828. 

3084. Henry Martin Drew, b. Nov. 18, 1831; d. May, 1832. 

3085. Mary Barnum Drew, b. June 6, 1833. 

3086. Adeline Drew, b. Feb. 28, 1837. 

3087. Philo Fairchild Barnum Drew, b. July 9, 1845. 

1265. EDWIN STARR' DREW {same descent as 1264) b. 
Apr. 10, 1804, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 10, 1886, Orange, N. J.; m. 
Feb. 1, 1832, Perraelia Rockwell, b. July 7, 1779, Weston, Ct. ; d. 
Mar. 23, 1872, Bethel, Ct. 

They had five children, all born in Wilton, Ct. 

30S8.+Laura JaneS Drew, b. Oct. 19, 1832; d. June 5, 1862; m. Henry Durant. 
3089.+William Henry Drew, b. Feb. IS, 1834; d. July 9, 1906; m. Katherine 

Green. 
3090.+Charle9 James Drew, b. June 15, 1836; m. Emma Bouton. 
3091. Huldah Ann Drew, b. Sept. 30, 1838; unm.; res.. Orange, N. J. 
3092.+Robert Newton Drew, b. June 15, 1843; m. Kate Hannon. 

1266. ABBEY' DREW {same descent as 1264) b. Apr. 26, 
1809, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 25, 1870; m. Oct. 25, 1827, Backus 
Culver, pf Pine Plains, N. Y. 

They had nine children, all bom in Pine Plains, N. Y. 

3093. + Joshuas Culver, b. June 9, 1829; d. 1868; m. Jerusha Bostwick. 

3094. Mary D. Culver, b. Nov. 17, 1830; d. Apr. 15, 1848, Pine Plains, N. T. 

3095. Laura J. Culver, b. Sept. 30, 1832; d. May 15, 1887, Providence, R. I.; 

m. Barney Bartram. {See 1460.) 

3096. Sanford H. Culver, b. Sept. 7, 1836; d. Apr. 29, 1840, Pine Plains, N. T. 
3097.+Walter Backus Culver, b. May 7, 1837; m. Harriet Mygatt. 

3098. Dudley G. Culver, b. Feb. 26, 1839; m. Apr. 30, 1871, EUzabeth Dailey, 

of New York. No children. 

3099. Lavinia Culver, b. Jan. 8, 1842; m. Oct. 30, 1867, William Henry, son 

of William S. and Jane (Reynolds) Bartlett, b. Feb. 14, 1839. No 
children. Res. Amenia, N. Y. 

3100. Phebe M. Culver, b. July 29, 1844; d. May 6, 1874, N. Y. City; m. 

Jan. 8, 1868, Sheron J. Paine of New York. No children. 

3101. Henry B. Culver, b. Aug. 16, 1846; d. Oct. 6, 1855, Pine Plains, N. Y. 

1270. DUDLEY SANFORD" GREGORY {AbigaU 531, 
Ezekiel 171, Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, TJiomas 1) b. Feb. 5, 
1800, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 1874, Jersey City, N. J. ; m. Sept. 10, 
1822, Ann Maria Lyon, b. Apr. 19, 1805, Albany, N. Y. ; d. May 
18, 1871, Jersey City, N. J. 



320 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

Mr. Gregory was Mayor of Jersey City and quite prominent 
in the affairs of that city for many years. 

They had fourteen children, the last eight all born m Jersey 
City, N. J. 

3102. Carolines Gregory, b. June 12, 1823, Albany, N. T.; d. Oct. 17, 1824, 

Albany, N. T. 
3103.+Mary Louisa Gregory, b. Apr. 28, 1825, Albany, N. Y.; d. Feb. 19, 

1885; m. Josiah Gautier. 
3104.+Clarissa Bartlett Gregory, b. July 22, 1826, N. Y. City; d. Jan. 9, 1887; 

m. CorneUus Sutton. 

3105. + George Washington Gregory, b. Nov. 23, 1827, N. Y. City; d. May 17, 

1864; m. Margaret Henderson. 

3106. Joseph Gregory, b. Oct. 3, 1829, Jersey City, N. J.; d. Mar. 18, 1832, 

N. Y. CUy. 
3107.+Dudley Sanford Gregory, Jr., b. Aug. 28, 1831, N. Y. City; d. Feb. 15, 

1886; m. Rebecca Olney. 
3108. Ann Eliza Gregory, b. Dec. 29, 1832; d. July 3, 1839, Jersey City, N. J. 
3109. +Ann Maria Gregory, b. July 6, 1834; m. George Clark. 
3110.+ Walter Gregory, b. Dec. 27, 1835; d. July 30, 1870; m. Emily James. 
Slll.+Charles Edward Gregory, b. Nov. 15, 1837; m. (1) Alice Maury; m. 

(2) Fanny Sims. 

3112. Benjamin Gregory, b. Sept. 26, 1839; d. Feb. 19, 1885, N. Y. City; 

m. (1) May 23, 1864, Fanny Neville Ellmaker, b. June 12, 1845; m. 
(2) widow Smith. No children. 

3113. Laura Drew Gregory, Nov. 9, 1840; d. Nov. 26, 1840, Jersey City. 

3114. + Archibald Mclntyre Gregory, b. Dec. 8, 1842; d. June 4, 1874, m. 

Kate Worthington. 
3115.+David Henderson Gregory, b. Oct. 27, 1844; m. Emily RandaU. 

1271. WALTERS GREGORY {sa7ne descent as 1270) b. 
Jan. 28, 1803, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 21, 1857; m. (1) Amanda M. 

Kelly, d July 12, 1864, Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. (2) Vander- 

heyden, of Albany, N. Y. They resided in Cincinnati, 0. 

He had one child by first and three by second marriage. 

3116. Benjamins Gregory, deceased. No descendants. 

3117. Dudley Gregory, d. in Cornwall, N. Y. ; unm. 

3118.+Walter Hanson Gregory, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio; d. Sept. 2, 1881; m. 

Louise Rogers. 
3119. Landon Rives Gregory, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio; d. in Jersey City, N. J.; 

omn. 

12T2. BENJAMIN PITT^ GREGORY {same de-^cenl as 
1270) b. Mar. 12, 1805, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 23, 1848, Jersey City, 
N. J. ; m. Aug. 1834, Ann Maria Schafer, b. Jan. 12, 1812, Balti- 
more, Md. ; d. Nov. 17, 1876, Morristown, N. J. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 321 

They had eight children, the first four all bom in Albany, 
N. T. 

3120. + Annas Gregory, b. Aug. 24, 1835; m. Theodore Van Zandt. 
3121.+Clara Catlin Gregory, b. Dec. 16, 1836; m. James Dayton. 
3122. Mathew Gregory, b. 1839; d. in infancy. 

3123.+Mathew Sanford Gregory, b. Apr. 13, 1841; d. Dec. 1903; m. Mary 
Wilson. 

3124. James Telegraph Gregory, b. June 7, 1843, Mobile River, Ala.; unm. 

Is now Postmaster in Redding, Ct. 

3125. Emma Gregory, July 11, 1845, Albany, N. Y.; d Apr. 1, 1893, N. T. 

City; m. John A. Stow, of N. Y. City. No children. 

3126. Frances Gregory, b. July 11, 1845, Albany, N. Y. ; d. July 11, 1845. 

3127. Elliot Benjamin Gregory, b. 1847, Jersey City, N. J.; d. 1848, Jersey 

City, N. J. 

1273. CLARA BARTLETT^ GREGORY {same descent as 
1270) b. Sept. 16, 1807, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 28, 1845, Paris, 
France; m. May 9, 1828, George Catlin, b. July 26, 1796, Great- 
bend, Pa. ; d. Dec. 25, 1872, Jersey City, N. J. 

They had four children. 

3128. Elizabeth Wings Catlin, b. Nov. 22, 1837, N. Y. City; unm. Res. 

N. Y. City. 

3129. Clara CatUn, b. Dec. 10, 1839, Jersey City, N. J.; d. Dec. 18, 1895, Lake- 

wood, N. J. 
3130.+Louise Catlin, b. Aug. 14, 1841, m. Ernest Kinney. 
3131. George Catlin, b. 1843, Manchester, Eng.; d. 1847, Paris, France. 

1:274. JAMES GILBERT^ GREGORY {same descent as 
1270), b. Feb. 13, 1811, Albany, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 7, 1865; m. Eliza 



One child was 

3132. Elliot^ Gregory, portrait painter and writer. A daughter of James 

G. Gregory married Demming Jarvis, of Detroit, Mich. 

1275. WILLIAM S.' BARTLETT {Clarissa 532, Ezekiel 171, 
Lemuel 59, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1),\). Jan. 23, 1809 ; d. Nov. 
6, 1881; m. Oct. 16, 1830, Jane E. Reynolds, d. June 1. 1881. 

They had four children. 

3133. Jonathan Rs. Bartlett, b. July 15, 1831; d. Sept. 8, 1872; m. Oct. 5, 

1863, Hannah L. Grant. No children. 

3134. Adelaide Amelia Bartlett, b. Jan. 10, 1836; d. Apr. 27, 1838. 

3135. William Henry Bartlett, b. Feb. 14, 1839; m. Oct. 30, 1867, Lavinia, 

Plains, N. Y. No children. Res., Amenia, N. Y. 

dau. of Backus and Abby (Drew) Culver, b. Jan. 8, 1842, Pine 

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322 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3136.+Sanford Jarvis Bartlett, b. Dec. 29, 1842; d. Sept. 15, 1900; m. Mary 
HUl. 

1284. ESTHERS SANFORD {Eli 546, Daniel 186, Samuel 
62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 15, 1787; d. 1867, Red- 
ding, Ct. ; m. David Perry. 

They lived in Redding, Ct. 
They had two children. 

3137. Andrews S.s Perry, d. unm. Res. in West Redding, Ct. 

3138. David Perry, m. Lydia . Res. in Batavia, N. T. 

1285. CAPT. DANIEL STEBBINS^ SANFORD {same 
descent as 1284) b. Dec. 11, 1795; d. Jan. 17, 1872, Redding, Ct. 
Buried in Umpawaug Cemetery. "Hope softly whispers, we shall 
meet again." m. (1) Nov. 17, 1822, Elizabeth Hanford, of Norwalk, 
Ct., b. 1799; d. June 26, 1839. Buried in Umpawaug Cemetery. 

"Dear friends, I've bid you all adieu. 

Sweet little babe, husband too, 

But as you leave this grave of mine, 

Pray do not think you're far behind." 
m. (2) Sarah Merwin, of Easton, Ct., b. 1798; d. May 31, 1884. 
Buried in Umpawaug. 

He had two children by first and one by second marriage. 

3139. Ann Marias, b. 1829; m. (1) Oct. 16, 1848, Edwin Godfrey, b. 1818, 

Weston, Ct. Res. in Redding, Ct. 

3140. EU, b. 1839; d. Jan. 23, 1852, Redding, Ct. 

3141. George H., m. Margaret . He conducted a millinery establish- 

ment in N. T. City in the 50 's and 60 's. 

1289. JEREMIAH' SANFORD {Elias 548, Seth 187, Sam- 
uel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 15, 1787, Redding, 
Ct.: d. Jan. 7, 1814, Danbury (?), Ct. ; m. Apr. 11, 1813, Martha 
Barnum, of Danbury, Ct., b. Aug. 23, 1793 ; d. Jan. 10, 1874, Corn- 
waU, Ct. 

They had one child. 

3142.+ Julia Ann^, b. Aug. 26, 1814; d. June 12, 1906; m. Seymour Johnson. 

1290. REBEKAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1289) b. 
b. Aug. 10, 1789, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 9, 1869, Bethel, N. Y. ; 
m. Feb. 15, 1815, Montgomery, son of James Fulton, b. May 8, 1790, 
Burlingham, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 16, 1870, Bethel, N. Y. 

They had three children, all born in Fulton Settlement, N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 323 



3143. Phebe Marias Fulton, b. Jan. 3, 1816; d. Sept. 11, 1864, Eulton Settle- 

ment, N. Y. ; unm. 

3144. + Hiram Sanford Fulton, b. May 6, 1818; d. Feb. 3, 1871; m. Maria 

Tibbits. 
3145. + Julia Sanford Fulton, b. June 22, 1820; d. Feb. 18, 1893; m. John 
Voorhes. 

1291. HIRAM^ SANFORD {same descent as 1289) b. Apr. 
21, 1794 Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 10, 1855, Liberty, N. Y. ; m. 
Sept. 4, 1817, Phebe Warren, b. Norwalk, Ct. ; d. Jan. 29, 
1872, Liberty, N. Y. On the 24th day of January, 1848, a 
meeting was held at the Sanford Homestead in Fulton Settlement, 
and Hiram Sanford, the oldest man present, was requested to act 
as chairman of the meeting. The name Stevensville was suggested 
by Mr. Sanford as the name of the new village and postoffice about 
to be created, and was unanimously approved by the meeting. Mr. 
Sanford was appointed Postmaster by the Postmaster General, 
Johnson, and held the position until the Whigs came into power 
after the election of Gen. Taylor. He was again appointed after 
Pierce became President, but died the next year. {Quinlan's His- 
tory of Sullivan Co., N. Y.) He served in the War of 1812. 

They had five children, all except James born in Liberty, N. Y. 

3146. Georges, d. in infancy. 

3147. + Elias Warren, b. Jan. 29, 1821; d. Oct. 5, 1900; m. Mary Horton. 

3148. Frances Jane, b. Feb. 13, 1823; d. July 20, 1894, Norwalk, Ct. ; unm. 
3149.+ James Harvey, b. Jan. 22, 1827, N. Y. City; d. Feb. 23, 1864; m. 

Sarah Clark. 

3150. + Phebe Maria, b. June 30, 1831; m. Lewis Reed. 

1294. PHILO^ SANFORD {same descent as 1289) b. June 
10, 1797, Bethel, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 24, 1866, Bethel, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 
23, 1820, Hannah, dau. of Capt. James Warren, d. Apr 1, 1875, 
Stevensville, N. Y., ag. 75 years, 9 mos. 18 days. 

Mr. Sanford left Redding in April, 1813, with his father and 
family and settled in Bethel, N. Y. After his father's death he 
came into possession of the homestead, where he resided the 
remainder of his life. He was commissioned by Gov. William L. 
Marcy, First Lieut, in the 2nd Reg. N. Y. Cav. 

They had seven children, all born in Stevensville, N Y. 

3151. Mary Elizabeths, Oct. 19, 1820; d. Sept. 29, 1907, Stevensville, N. Y.; 

unm. 
3152.+ James Warren, b. July 31, 1823; m. Phoebe Comfort. 
3153. George Selleck, b. Nov. 10, 1827; d. Jan. 8, 1828. 



324 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3154. + George Selleck, b. Nov. 28, 1828; d. Dec. 6, 1897; m. Sarah Decker. 

3155. + Hannah Maria, b. July 13, 1832; d. Nov. 8, 1885; m. Edwin Sleath. 

3156. Jane Ann, b. March 4, 1835. 

3157. + William Henry, b. Aug. 21, 1838; d. Sept. 6, 1903; m. Romette Bull. 

1296. HUDSON^ SANFORD {Joel 550, Seth 187, Samuel 62, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 18, 1789, Reding, Ct. ; d. 
Aug. 31, 1824, N. Y. C; buried there; m. Jan. 12, 1811, Betsey 
Little, b. Mar. 17, 1789, N. Y. C. ; d. 1884, Bartlett, 111. Mr. San- 
ford was a marble letterer in N. Y. C. Enlisted in the War of 1812. 
His children were mentioned in the will of his uncle Ebenezer 
Sanford. 

They had six children. 

3158.+Joel Barlows, b. Nov. 24, 1811; d. July 27, 1889; m. Lucy Bartram. 
31o9.+EIiza, b. Oct. 7, 1813; d. Oct. 13, 1903; m. Henry Munroe. 

3160. William L., b. Jan. 1, 1816; d. Sept. 4, 1816. 

3161. + Thomas Little, b. July 16, 1817; d. Apr. 12, 1897; m. Delia Bouton. 

3162. John L., b. Jan. 14, 1820; d. Sept. 19, 1821. 
3163.+Wmiam Henry, b. July 23, 1823; d. Apr. 20, 1894. 

1300. ELIAS STARRS SANFORD {Elijah 551, Seth 187, 
Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 2, 1794, Dan- 
bury, Ct. : d. Jan. 8, 1865, Danbury, Ct. ; m. Feb. 25, 1816, Elizabeth 
Wilcox, b. Mar. 14, 1794, Killingworth, Ct. ; d. Feb. 25, 1869 Mr. 
Sanford was a manufacturer of shoes. 

They had four children. 

3164.-|-Edward WilcoxS, b. Jan. 6, 1817; d. Sept. 24, 1884; m. Martha Clapp. 

3165. John W., b. Sept. 29, 1819; d. Aug. 7, 1824, Danbury, Ct. 

3 166. -I- Charles Huntington, b. Mar. 14, 1826; d. Apr. 20, 1886; m. Mary 

Emmons. 
3167.+Frederick E., b. Dec. 17, 1827; d. Aug. 2, 1893; m. Emily BaU. 

1302. FREDERICK BURR^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1300) b. Apr. 25, 1805, Danbury, Ct. ; d. Dec. 27, 1879, Elyria, 0. ; 
m. May 6, 1830, in Weston, Ct., Eveline, dau. of Aaron and Abigail 
(Starr) ^Nichols, b. Nov. 27, 1806, Danbury, Ct. ; d. Mar. 1, 18C4, 
Elyria, 0. At the age of seventeen he went to Newbern, N., C, 
where he remained for five winters. 

After his marriage he lived a few years in Danbury, Ct. 
Leaving here with his wife and six small children he went to the 
new town of Elyria, 0. It took a week to make this trip, which 
is now made in less than twenty-four hours. Going to Bridgeport 




FREDERICK BURR SANFORD 
No. 1302 



EIGHTH GENERATION 325 



by stage they went to New York by boat and reached Buffalo by 
the Erie Canal. Lake Erie's waters conveyed them to Cleveland, 
from whence a stage ride over twenty-five miles of rough road 
brought them to Elyria. Here he engaged in a general merchan- 
dising business. He was a true, reliable man; a member of the 
Congregational Church and greatly beloved. He was distinguished 
for dry humor, his witty sayings being yet often quoted by his 
family. 

Eveline Nichols Sanford, wife of Frederick Burr Sanford, 
was a woman of rare gifts, endowed with an amount of energy anH 
executive ability little proportionate to her size. She was a bru- 
nette, small of stature. Very active in Church work, a friend to 
the poor, a sister of mercy to the sick and afflicted. For a number 
of years, an invalid, her patience and sweetness in illn-^ss made 
her room a happy gathering place for all the household. 

They had six children, all except Elias bom in Danbury, Ct. 

3168. Elizabeth Milbanks, b. — , 1832; d. May 19, 1907; unm. 

3169.+Elias Frederick, b. , 1834, Westport, Ct., m. Emma Wooster. 

3170. Amanda Seeley, b. , 1836; unm. 

3171. Helen Amelia, b. , 1838; d. Sept. 17, 1869; unm. 

3172. + Theodore Starr, b. Apr. 10, 1839; m. Arabella Fenton. 

3173. Frances Hamilton, b. 1841; m. Feb. 19, 1873, Elyria, Ohio, Thomas L. 

Nelson, b. Jan. 11, 1823, Lyme, N. H.; d. Feb. 21, 1891, Clifton 
Springs; buried in Elyria, Ohio. No children. Her res., Elyria, 
Ohio. He was a prominent merchant and banker. He organized 
the Savings Deposit Bank at Elyria, of which he was chief stock 
holder and President up to his death. He was a man of unstained 
integrity, honored and respected. 

1303. HARRIET" SANFORD {Samuel 552, Seth 187, Sam- 
uel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 26, 1798 ; d. May 16, 
1^49; m. Jan. 27, 1822, Noah Pierson, b. Jan. 30, 1795; d. Jan. 23, 
1885. Mrs. Pierson 's uncle Ebenezer Sanford was appointed her 
guardian ]Mar. 4, 1812. 

They had twelve children. 

3174.-1- Ebenezer Sanfords Pierson, b. Sept. 20, 1822; d. Apr. 10, 1902; m. 
Harriet Griswold. 

3175. Mary E. Pierson, b. Apr. 21, 1824; d. Aug. 19, 1895; m. Nov. 23, 1848, 

Eri Chamberlain. 

3176. John Thomas Pierson, b. Oct. 28, 1825; d. May 25, 1890; m. Nov. 26, 

1850, Martha Young. Res. Walton, N. Y. 

3177. Samuel G. Pierson, b. May 17, 1827; d. Oct. 12, 1846 (drowned). 

3178. Sarah C. Pierson, b. Apr. 4, 1829; d. Mar. 3, 1830. 



326 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3179. Sarah C. Pierson, b. Dec. 11, 1830; d. Apr. 15, 1906; m. May 14, 

1S60, James W. Smith. 

3180. Noah B. Pierson, b. Jan. 14, 1833; d. Sept. 19, 1862. Killed in the 

Battle of Cedar Mountain. 

3181. Esther C. Pierson, b. Sept. 27, 1835; d. Sept. 6, 1869; m. Nov. 23, 

1854, John Bnindage. 

3182. Alfred R. Pierson, b. Aug. 31, 1837. Killed at Cedar Mountain, Aug. 

9, 1862. 

3183. LeGrand Pierson, b. Jan. 17, 1840; d. May 11, 1840. 

3184. Hannah E. Pierson, b. Apr. 8, 1841; d. Feb. 12, 1865. 

3185. Harriet A. Pierson, b. Mar. 9, 1843; d. Jan. 3, 1892; m. Dec. 3, 1873, 

Arthur McKinney. Res. Walden, N. Y. 

1304. GEORGE' SANFORD {same descent as 1303) d. in 

Newark, N. J. ; m. . He was a minor when his father died. 

His uncle Ebenezer was appointed his guardian March 4, 1812. 

They had two children. 

3186. Samuel*, d. unm. ag. ab. 30 years. Was lost on ship-board while on 

his way to California for gold. 

3187. Carrie, m. Slater. 

1305. CAROLINE' SANFORD {same descent as 1303) m. 
Nov. 28, 1827, Daniel, son of Cyrus and Esther (Lee) Edmcnds, 
b. Apr. 25, 1806. 

They had two children. 

3188. Jedediahs Edmonds. 

3189. Sarah Ann Edmonds, deceased. Buried in Sanford Station Cem. 

m. Mead of Branchville, Ct. 

1306. LEGRAND' SANFORD {same descent as 1303) b. 
ab. 180S, Upper Umpawaug, Ct. ; d. Mar. 7, 1845. Buried in 
Umpawaug; m. Oct. 14, 1829, Eliza Esther, dau. of Cyrus and 
Esther (Lee) Edmonds, b. July 11, 1809; d. Nov. 23, 187S, Ridge- 
field, Ct. Buried in Umpawaug. Mr. Sanford 's estate was dis- 
tributed Sept. 3, 1860, to widow and children. {Redding Pro. Bee, 
Vol. 3, p. 479.) 

They had three children, all born in West Redding, Ct. 

3190. Sarah E.8, b. Dec. 12, 1832; d. Mar. 16, 1833. 

3191.4-Ebenezer Legrand, b. May 24, 1834; d. Sept. 12, 1872; m. Sarah 

Whitehead. , 

3192. -I- Helen Augusta, b. June 15, 1839; m. Minot Partrick. 

1308. EBENEZER BURR' SANFORD {Beth 553, Seth 1S7, 
Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 21, 1S06, Red- 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 327 



ding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 2, 1869, Ridgefield, Ct. Buried in Florida Ceme- 
tery; m. Nov. 23, 1838, Sarah G., dau. of Thomas Couch, b. Apr. 13, 
1817, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 9, 1857, Ridgefield, Ct. Buried in 
Florida Cemetery. 

They had three children, all born in Ridgefield, Ct. 

3193. + Seth9, b. Sept. 11, 1S40; m. Susan Field. 

3194. John H., b. Aug. 19, 1845; d. Feb. 19, 1S96, N. Y. City; unm. Buried 

in Eidgefield, Ct., Florida Cem. 
3195.+Bradley Williams, b. Aug. 11, 1S49; m. (1) Susan Webb; m. (2) Anna 
Griffith. 

1309. SALLY MARY' SAXFORD {saiiie descent as 1308) 
b. Dec. 30, 1813, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 3, 1881, Defiance, 0.; m. 
June 24, 1838, Edwin F. Wheeler, of Phelps, N. Y. 

They had three children. 

3196. Sanfords Wheeler. 

3197. Dewitt Wheeler. 

3198. Antoinette Wheeler. 

1310. BETSEY ANN' SANFORD {same descent as 1308) 
b. Jan. 22, 1816, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 3, 1889, Geneva, N. Y. ; 
m. Oct. 21, 1834. Gould B. Sears. 

They had three children. 

3199.+Jame3 Sanfords Sears, b. Oct. 16, 1836; m. Mary Collin. 

3200. DeWitt Clinton Sears, b. Sep. 26, 1838; m. Clara VanGelder. No 

children. 

3201. Annette Eliza Sears, b. June 4, 1847. 

1311. ELIZA JANE' SANFORD {same descent as 1308) 
b. July 14, 1819, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 7, 18SS, Quincy, Mich.; 
m. Apr. 22, 1841, Orson, son of John and Susan Warner, of 
Orleans, N. Y., b. Dec. 4. 1816 ; d. ^lay 27. 1852, Orleans, N. Y. 

He settled in Union, Ind., in 1848, but later ret irned to 
Orleans, N. Y., where he died. 

They had three children, all born in Union, Ind. 

3202. Maria Ellas Warner, b. .July 24, 1842; unm.; res., Quincy, Mich. 

3203. + Albert J. Warner, b. Sept. 26, 1844; m. Adelia Newton. 
3204.-f-Elliston Warner, b. Dec. 28, 1846; m. Mary Culver. 

1312. CLARREY' MERCHANT {Molhj 337, David 189, 
Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 16, 1791, Red- 



328 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

ding, Ct. ; d. in Patterson, N. Y. ; m. Hezekiah Couch, b. Mar. 14, 
1791 ; d. Oct. 2, 1864, Patterson, N. Y. 
They had foiir children. 

3205. Marys Couch, d. in Patterson, N. T.; m. Apr. 6, 1864, John C. Peck. 

No children. 

3206. Jane Ann Couch, d. in Danbury, Ct.; m. Feb. 14, 1871, John C. Peck, 

b. in Patterson, N. Y. No children. 
3207.+Joel M. Couch, b. Oct., 1819; d. Nov. 11, 1898; m. Eliza Cowl. 

3208. Elizabeth Couch, b. May 21, 1822; d. Feb. 16, 1849, Patterson, N. Y. 

1313. BETSEY" MERCHANT {sayne descent as J312) b. 
Jan. 29, 1794, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 6, 1875, Ridgefield, Ct. ; m. Capt 
Edward Couch, b. July 14, 1792, Redding, Ct. ; d. Apr. 16, 1856, 
Ridgefield, Ct. 

They had two children born in Redding, Ct. 

3209. + Edward J.s Couch, b. July 17, 1828; d. Apr. 29, 1907; m. Mary Hawley. 

3210. Simon Couch, b. Mar. 12, 1830; d. Mar. 11, 1893, Ridgefield, Ct.; unm. 

1314. CORTES^ MERCHANT {same descent as 1312) b. 
June 9, 1797, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 24, 1874, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Rebecca Prockwell. 

They had one child. 

3211.-|-Georgiana8 Merchant, m. Aaron Stilson. 

1315. ORSON^ MERCHANT {same descent as 1312) b. Dec. 
16, 1799, Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. 7, 1874, Redding, Ct. ; married three 
times. 

He had one child by first and one by second marriage. 

3212. Marys Merchant, m. William Beach. 

3213. Charles Merchant, had a son Charles. 

1316. EDWARD" MERCHANT {same descent as 1312) b. 
July 29, 1806, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 24, 1877, Redding, Ct. ; m. 

They had three children. 

3214. Sarah Jane* Merchant, deceased. 

3215. Elizabeth Merchant, deceased. 

3216. Ann Merchant. 

1317. ELIZA ANN^ MERCHANT {same descent as 1312) b. 
Nov. 15, 1808, Redding, Ct.; d. Dec. 12, 1897, Fairfield, Ct. ; m. 
Alva Sherwood. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 329 

They had two children. 

3217. Theodore Merchants Sherwood, res. Bridgeport, Ct. 

3218. Mary Eliza Sherwood, d. Oct. 18, 1897. 

1318. ASHER SANFORD^ MERCHANT {same descent as 
1312) b. May 18, 1811, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 4, 1884, Danbury, Ct. ; 
m. Nov. 12, 1844, Sarah Haviland, b. May 12, 1817, Ridgedeld, Ct., 
d. Apr. 11, 1898, Danbury, Ct. 

They had two children born in Redding, Ct. 

3219. Joels Merchant, b. Mar. 25, 1846; m. Jan. 28, 1891, Emma Sayer, b. 

Jan. 1851, Danbury, Ct. No children. Ees., Danbury, Ct. 
3220. + Arthur Reed Merchant, b. Jan. 2, 1850; m. Emma Benedict. 

1320. DAVID^ SANFORD {Daniel 559, David 189, Samuel 
62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 25, 1799, Redding, Ct. ; 
d. June 19. 1860, Redding, Ct. ; buried in Umpawaug ; m. June 15, 
1823, Esther Staples, b. Oct. 13, 1803, Weston, Ct. ; d. Jan. 23, 1890, 
Ridgebury, Ct. Mr. Sanford served in the War of 1812. 

They had three children, all born in Millplain, Ct. 

3221. + Eliza Jane*, b. Dec. 26, 1824; d. Apr. 19, 1905; m. Hiram Smith. 

3222. + Sarah Maria, b. Mar. 8, 1828; d. Sept. 7, 1905; m. Merriman WHner. 

3223. + Eleanor Burr, b. Aug. 14, 1833; m. Floyd Hunt. 

1321. EMILY' SANFORD {same descent as 1320) b. June 
24; 1809, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept., 1906, Westport, Ct. ; m. Aug. 30, 
1848, Alonson Coley. 

They had one child. 

3224. + Sarah Abiahs Coley, b. Mar. 27, 1852; d. Apr. 27, 1890; m. Daniel 

Bradley, Jr. 

1322. MARVIN CHAPMAN^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1320) b. Oct. 6, 1816, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 1, 1890, Redding, Ct., 
buried in Umpawaug; m. Nov. 3, 1841, Eliza Ann, dau. of David 
and Betsey (Taylor) Burr, b. Oct., 1818, Redding, Ct., d. Nov. 22, 
1892, buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Ct. Seth Sanford was 
appointed administrator of Marvin Sanford 's estate in Redding, 
Ct. 

They had two children born in Redding, Ct. 

3225. Orlando Bradleys, b. Mar. 19, 1844; m. Sept. 21, 1871, Ella Frances, 

dau. of Nathan Lane and Betsey Ann (Field) Austin, b. Jan. 31, 
1850, Somers, N. Y. No children. Res. Danbury, Ct. 

3226. + Sarah Emily, b. July 3, 1849; m. William Osborne. 



330 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1323. MOSES BRADLEY^ SANFORD (same descent as 
1320) b. Apr. 17, 1818, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dec. 5, 1874, Redding, Ct., 
buried in^ Umpawaug ; m. Aug. 24, 1846, Mary, dau. of Reed and 
Amy Haviland of Ridgefield, Ct., b. Nov. 10, 1818, Redding, Ct., 
d. May 6, 1886, Redding, Ct. Mr. Sanford became the possessor uf 
the old homestead upon the death of his father and there he resided 
all his life. Mrs. Sanford was appointed adm. on estate of her 
husband Dec. 30, 1874. {R. Rec. Vol. 6, p. 142.) 

They had one child. 

3227.+Isaac Eeeds, b. Nov. 5, 1857; d. Feb. 18, 1892; m. (1) Emma Griffiths; 
m. (2) Kate Curtiss. 

1332. JAMES DANIEL^ BOUTON {Sarah 560, David 189, 
Samuel 62, Ezehiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 19, 1812 ; d. Nov. 
27, 1867; m. (1) Nov. 3, 1832; m. (2) Aug. 4, 1847. 

He had five children. 

3228. Amandas Bouton, m. Mead. 

3229. Janet Bouton, m. Charles Ames. 

3230. Sarah Bouton. 

3231. Price Bouton. 

3232. William Bouton. 

1346. EZRA^ KEELER {Anna 573, Ezra 194, Samuel 62, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezehiel 2, Thomas 1) b. May 30, 1803, Kortright, N. T. ; d. 
Jan. 2, 1869, Greenwich, Ct. ; m. (1) Nov. 27, 1827, Mary, dau. of 
Benjamin and Anna (Anderson) Sherwood of Greenwich, Ct., ' 
d. July 8, 1838, Greenwich, Ct. ; m. (2) Oct. 23, 1839, Jane, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Gertrude (Sherwood) Burridge of N. Y. C, b. 
May 18, 1803, d. Sept. 2, 1868, Greenwich, Ct. Mr. Keeler and his 
last wife are buried in Anderson Cemetery, Rye, N. Y. They 
settled in Greenwich, Ct., and he was Selectman, Justice of the 
Peace and a representative in the Legislature. 

He had one child by second marriage. 

3233. George Burridges Keeler, b. Mar. 4, 1841, Greenwich, Ct.; m. June 17, 

1868, Mary, dau. of Francis and Sarah (Retolick) Hocking of 
Cornwall, Eng., b. June 24, 1847, Cornwall, Eng. Ees. Greenwich, Ct, 

1349. WARD^ KEELER {same descent as 1346) b. Sept. 
4, 1809, Kortright, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 19, 1871, Iredell, Texas ; m. Dec. 
10, 1844, Barbara Ann, dau. of John Lewis and Rebecca ', Gordon) 
Kimbrough of Hot Springs, Ark., b. Feb. 23, 1828, Hardeman Co., 



EIGHTH GENERATION 331 

Tenn., d. July 6, 1876, Iredell, Tex. Mr. Keeler was a watchmaker. 
In 1849 they went to Texas, and after living in several different 
places finally settled at Iredell, where he owned a large ranch. 
Here he built a steam mill and laid out a town. He held various 
county offices, including those of District Clerk and County Judge. 
They had ten children. 

3234. John Sanfords Keeler, b. Dec. 30, 1847, Hot Springs, Ark. ; d. Aug. 7, 

1848. 

3235. William Gordon Keeler, b. May. 1, 1849, Hot Springs, Ark. 

3236. Charles Lewis Keeler, b. Mar. 6, 1850, in Texas; d. Mar. 29, 1873, 

Waco, Texas. 

3237. Cordelia Ann Keeler, b. Feb. 7, 1853, Springfield, Tex.; d. Aug. 12, 

1853, Springfield, Tes. 

3238. Ora Henry Keeler, b. Aug. 2, 1854, Springfield, Tex., m. Dec. 20, 1871, 

James Henry Smith. Res., Iredell, Tex. 

3239. David McMahon Keeler, b. Dec. 7, 1857, Bosque, Tex. 

3240. Rebecca Caroline Keeler, b. M«w. 1, 1859, Meridian, Tex. 

3241. Ira Burr Keeler, b. Jan. 31, 1861, Meridian, Tex. 

3242. George Washington Keeler, b. Apr. 22, 1863, Meridian, Tex. 

3243. Minnie Elizabeth Keeler, b. Sept. 8, 1868, Iredell, Tex. 

1350. STEPHEN SANFOED' KEELER {same drtscent as 
1346) b. Jan. 17, 1812, Kortright, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 3, 1864, Little 
Rock, Ark. ; m. Nov. 13, 1833, Amelia Benton, dau. of David and 
Sarah (Benton) North of Hartford, Ct, b. May 4, 1815, Berlin, Ct. 
Mr. Keeler was a carpenter and millwright. They lived in Lex- 
ington, Catskill and Delaware Counties until 1850, when they 
removed to Hot Springs, Ark. He was Postmaster at fif«t Springs 
for four years. At the outbreak of the Rebellion he was driven 
from home by the Confederates and his death caused by the 
exposure he suffered. 

They had ten children. 

3244. Emily Celias Keeler, b. Feb. 22, 1835, Lexington, N. Y.; d. July 5, 

1835, Lexington, N. Y. 

3245. Mary Augusta Keeler, b. Feb. 23, 1836, Catskill, N. Y. ; m. 1856, 

Harrison, son of Arthur and Rebecca (Allen) Oiler, b. Oct. 16, 1830, 
Bowling Green, Ky. Resided at Hot Springs, Ark., in 1876. 

3246. Andrew Benton Keeler, b. Nov. 22, 1837, Catskill, N. Y. ; d. July 7, 

1852, Rockport, Ark. 

3247. Amanda Elizabeth Keeler, b. Jan. 23, 1840, Kortright, N. Y. ; m. (1) 

Aug. 26, 1858, John Henry McCarty, b. Dec. 19, 1831, Cincinnati, 0., 
d. July 2, 1865, Carry Creek, Tex.; m. (2) Apr. 2, 1874, William 
CniL 



332 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3248. Antoinette Elizabeth Keeler, b. Sept. 12, 1842, Kortright, N. Y.; d. 

Dec. 14, 1873, Hot Springs, Ark.; m. (1) Jan. 16, 1860, Enoch Wesley 
Mathis, b. Jan. 27, 1840; d. Sept. 29, 1867, Hot Springs, Ark.; m. 
(2) Oct. 4, 1868, William Curl, b. Nov. 1, 1840. (He later married 
her sister Amanda. 

3249. Jane Amelia Keeler, b. Sept. 20, 1844, Delaware Co., N. Y.; m. June 

2, 1870, Lafayette Allen, b. July 25, 1851, Jefferson Co., Ark.; d. 
Apr. 2, 1874, Hot Springs, Ark. 

3250. Adelaide Amelia Keeler, b. Feb. 20, 1847, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; m. Sept. 

15, 1867, Alphonso Curl, b. July 11, 1839, Perry Co., Tenn. 

3251. Milo Sanford Stanley Keeler, b. Apr. 3, 1854, Hot Springs, Ark. 

3252. Abigail Eosalia Keeler, b. Mar. 22, 1856, Hot Springs, Ark.; d. July 8, 

1859, Hot Springs, Ark. 

3253. Sarah Ella Benton Keeler, b. Apr. 11, 1858, Hot Springs, Ark. 

1351. . BURR' KEELER {same descent as 1346) b. Apr. 20, 
1814, Kortright, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 5, 1850, Jane O'Neil, b. Feb. 14, 
1824, Granard Longford, Ireland. They settled in Kortright, N. Y. 

They had six children. 

3254. Franklin BurrS Keeler, b. Feb. 4, 1853; d. July 21, 1863. 

3255. Anna Keeler, b. May 5, 1855; d. Aug. 10, 1863. 

3256. Ward Keeler, b. Dec. 20, 1856; d. July 26, 1863. 

3257. Josephine Keeler, b. Dee. 9, 1858. 

3258. Beverly Mary Keeler, b. May 7, 1860; d. July 14, 1863. 

3259. Susan Blakely Keeler, b. July 18, 1862. 

1356. SARAH ANW KEELER {same descent as 1346) b. 
Mar. 27, 1827, Kortright, N. Y. ; d. May 11, 1869 ; m. Andrew Adair 
of Davenport, N. Y. 

They had four children, all born in Davenport, N. Y. 

3260. EmmaS Adair. 

3261. Eobert Adair. 

3262. Anna Adair. 

3263. Ward Adair. 

1360. LUCY' SANFORD {Ira 576, Ezra 194, Samuel 62, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) m. Apr. 1863, John Crippen; d. 
Dec, 1869. 

They had one child. 

3264. Ezras Crippen, b. May, 1865; d. Apr., 1889; unm. 

1361. ESTHER ANN^ SANFORD {Cyrus 579, Ezra 194, 
Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 20, 1827, in 
Conn.; d. Feb. 15, 1886, Hornby, N. Y., m. Oct. 8, 1843, Morgan 
Van Nortwick, b. Feb. 27, 1822, Benton, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 22, 1891, 
Hornby, N. Y 



EIGHTH GENERATION 333 



They had four children, all born in Hornby, N. Y. 

3265. + Susaii Cornelias Van Nortwick, b. May 26, 1854; m. Geo. Dawley. 

3266. + Sarah Amelia Van Nortwick, b. Maj 26, 1854; d. Oct. 16, 1896; m. 

Marcus Bossard. 
3267.+Floyd C. Van Nort^-ick, b. May 12, 1854; m. Hattie Kline. 
3268. + Ella Van Nortwick, b. Sept. 17, 1865; m. Amansa Sample. 

1362. SARAH A.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1361) b. 
Oct. 20, 1832 ; d. Nov. 2, 1882 ; m. Oct. 12, 1856, Dorman Schuyler. 

They had three children. 

3269.+Cyru3 D.s Schuyler, b. Nov. 10, 1857; m. Dora Lee. 

3270. Dennis Schuyler, b. Oct. 18, 1862; m. Nov. 27, 1890, Eljen Doane. No 

children. Res., Beaver Dams, N. Y. 
3271.+Mark Schuyler, b. Oct. 18, 1867; m. Bell Wells. 

1363. BELA E.' SANFORD {same descent as 1361) b. May 
10, 1840, Veteran, N. T. ; d. Mar. 8, 1874, Johnstown, N. Y. ; m. 
Jan. 1, 1861, Margaret, dau. of George Putman, b. June 30, 1837, 
Johnstown, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 4, 1872, Beaver Dams, N. Y. 

They had four children, all bom in Beaver Dams, N. Y. 

3272. George B.a, b. Sept. 23, 1861 ; d. Oct. 16, 1862, Beaver Dams, N. Y. 
3273.+Cora, b. Sept. 16, 1863; m. Geo. Cross. 
3?74.+Duane, b. June 9, 1867; m. Ella Costello. 

3275. Lua, b. Sept. 29, 1869; d. Nov. 21, 1870, Beaver Dams, N. Y. 

1364. OMAR J.^ SANFORD {Bela 583, Ezra 194, Samuel 62, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezeldel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 25, 1850; m. Feb. 19, 1873, 
Cora G. Wood. Res. Watkins, N. Y. 

They had five children. 

3276. Jay Belas, b. June 6, 1877 ; m. Jan. 19, 1904, Florence Stephens. 

3277. Pearl V., b. Feb. 7, 1880; m. Sept. 16, 1903, Walter BurreU. 

3278. Fred W., b. Aug. 11, 1883. Electrical contractor and dealer in electrical 

and gas supplies, Ithaca, N. Y. 

3279. Max 0., b. Feb. 7, 1889. 

3280. Madge I., b. Apr. 22, 1891. 

1365. PETER SANFORD^ COLEY {Amelia 584, Peter 196, 
Samuel 62, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) d. ab. 1890, Wilton, Ct. ; 
m. 

They had two children. 

3281. Bradleys Coley. 

3282. William Coley. 



334 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



1366. DANIEL GOULD^ PLATT {John 598, EUzUbeth 197, 
Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 25, 1797; m. 
Jan. 3, 1817, Almyra Hitchcock. 

One child was 

3283. + Orvme Hitchcocks Piatt, b. July 19, 1827; d. 1905; m. Ann Bull. 

1368. LUCY' PLATT {Jonas 591, Elizabeth 197, Ephraim 63, 
Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 22, 17S5, Redding, Ct. ; d. 
May 24, 1869, North Salem, N. T. ; m. 1807, James Jarvis, b. Feb. 2, 
1784, Ridgefield, Ct., d. May 24, 1870. Mr. Jarvis was a soldier in 
the War of 1812. 

They had six children, all born in North Salem, N. Y. 

3284.+David Sanfords Jarvis, b. Feb. 12, 1808; d. 1878; m. Eliza Brown. 

3285. Levi Sanford Jarvis, b. Feb. 16, 1810; d. June, 1826. 

3286.+Marietta Jarvis, b. Dec. 4, 1814; d. Dec. 10, 1905; m. Edvmi Sears. 

3287.+ Jane Jarvis, b. Jan. 14, 1818; m. John Jackson. 

3288. + Charles Jarvis, b. Mar. 4, 1821; m. Betsey Hay. 

3289.+ John Jay Jarvis, b. Dec. 4, 1828; d. Jan. 14, 1886; m. Susan "Lester". 

1370. ABIGAIL^ PLATT {same descent as 1368) -b. Feb. 
1, 1789, in Vermont ; d. Oct. 1, 1861, Sharon, Ct. ; m. Edward Leach, 
b. Aug. 6, 1789, Norwich, Ct. ; d. Mar. 14, 1828, Sharon, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

3290.+Eliza8 Leach, b. Aug. 1, 1808; d. Nov. 29, 1894; m. John Hewitt. 
3291. + John Leach, b. May 19, 1817; d. Apr. 29, 1889; m. Celestia Bird. 
3292. + Harriet Leach, b. 1818; d. Dec. 5, 1878; m. Charles Smith. 
3293.+EUjah C. Leach, b. Mar. 4, 1822; d. Sept. 22, 1870; m. Annis Bird. 
3294.+Daniel Leach, b. Jan. 29, 18—; d. Sept. 23, 1881; m. Janet Hinckley. 
3295. Marietta Leach, d. young. 
3296.+Edward Leach, b. 1828. 

1372. SALLY' PLATT {same descent as 1368) b. Apr. 23, 
1793, Amenia, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 1, 1875, Thomaston, Ct. ; m. Dec. 25, 
1811, Henry Ostrum, b. July 17, 1793 ; d. Nov. 8, 1834. 

They had ten children, all except Lucy bom in Torrington, Ct. 

3297. Lucys Ostrum, b. Sept. 30, 1812, Stockbridge, Mass.; d. Apr. 3, 1902, 

Torrington, Ct. ; m. Miletus Huxf ord of "Wolcottville, Ct. 

3298. Henry P. Ostrum, b. Nov. 22, 1814; d. May 8, 1884, ifew Haven, Ct.; 

m. Nov. 5, 1834, Harriet F. Carr. 

3299. Harriet Ostrum, b. Aug. 17, 1816; d. Mar. 25, 1835. 

3300. Sarah Ann Ostrum, b. Dec. 19, 1818; d. Aug. 28, 1890, N. Y .C; m. 

July 22, 1849, Daniel Carr. 

3301. Kosalinda Ostrum, b. Sept. 25, 1S21; m. Aug. 14, 1843, Elmer Morse. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 335 



3302. Catherine Ostrum, b. Apr. 3, 1824; d. Feb. 24, 1885, Ansonia, Ct.; m. 

Oct. 8, 1845, George Hall. 

3303. Julia M. Ostrum, b. Dec. 17, 1826; d. Apr. 30, 1858, Torrington, Ct.; 

m. May 7, 1847, Hiram Lyman. 

3304. EHza MeUssa Ostrum, b. Sept. 1, 1829; d. Jan. 7, 1837, Torrington, Ct. 

3305. Mary Ostrum, b. Apr. 17, 1832; m. Oct. 22, 1849, John H. Wood. 

3306. Charles Wesley Ostrum, b. Dec. 15, 1834; d. Dec. 27, 1836, Torrington, U. 

1375. WILLIAM^ PLATT {same descent as 1368) b. Jan. 
22, 1800 ; d. Aug. 3, 1868 ; m. Polly Allen. 
They had five children. 

3307. Charless Piatt, b. Aug. 5, 1820, Norwalk, Ct.; d. July 31, 1891. 

3308. George Piatt, b. Dec. 17, 1824, New Milford, Ct.; m. 1847, Sarah A. 

Jelliff. 

3309. Frederick Piatt, b. in Westport, Ct. 

3310.4- Jane M. Piatt, b. Aug. 27, 1832; m. Maurice Mallon. 

3311. William Piatt, b. in Westport, Ct. 

1377. DELIA^ PLATT {same descent as 1368) b. May 24, 
1804, Amenia, N. T.; d. Aug. 31, 1880; m. July 12, 1821, Landaia 
Lathrop, b. May 12, 1800, d. Jan. 15, 1882. 

They had nine children. 

3312. Sarah Angelines Lathrop, b. Aug. 10, 1822, Sharon, Ct. ; d. Dec. 19, 

1894; m. Barker. 

3313.-fLandais L. Lathrop, b. June 20, 1824; m. Matilda Hadden. 

3314. Amelia B. Lathrop, b. Dec. 17, 1826, SulUvan, N. Y.; d. Sept. 11, 1857. 

3315. Eoyal S. Lathrop, b. June 15, 1829, SulUvan, N. T.; d. Aug. 11, 1874. 

3316. C. W. D. Lathrop, b. Nov. 15, 1831, Chautauqua, N. T. Moved to Cedar 

Rapids, Iowa. 

3317. Arby Piatt Lathrop, b. Feb. 11, 1835, Brockton, N. T. Moved to Haney, 

Wis. 

3318. Frances P. Lathrop, b. Mar. 5, 1835, Brockton, N. T.; d. Mar. 12, 1852. 

3319. Lucy J. Lathrop, b. Sept. 1, 1841, Brockton, N. T.; d. Dec. 5, 1859. 

3320. Mackenzie J. Lathrop b. Oct. 19, 1846, Brockton, N. T. Moved to 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

1380. BETSEY' JACKSON {Daniel 605, Abigail 199, Eph- 
raim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas l)h. Sept. 22, 1784, Ridgefield, 
Ct. ; d. Sept. 2, 1852 ; m. Luther Copeley, d. Mar. 28, 1846. 

They had four children. 

3321. Daniels Copeley, b. 1819 ; d. Sept. 26, 1848. 

3322. Lucy Copeley, d. 1872; m. Gorham. 

3323. Samuel Copeley. 

3324. Moses Copeley. 



336 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1381. SAIMUEL" JACKSON {same descent as 1380) b. Aug. 
6, 1786, Ridgefield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 1, 1867; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
William Wells of Stratford, Ct., b. May 7, 1793, Stratford, Ct., 
d. Jan. 29, 1869. 

They had six children, all born in Stratford, Ct. 

3325.+Cornelius8 Jackson, b. Mar. 13, 1811; m. (1) Elizabeth Fairchild; m. 
(2) Malinda Lawlee; m. (3) Caroline Farish. 

3326. George Frederick Jackson, b. 1813; died young. 

3327. Henry Whitney Jackson, b. Apr. 11, 1815. 

3328. Samuel Williams Jackson, b. 1818; d. Dec. 20, 1856. 

3329.+George Frederick Jackson, b. July 15, 1820; d. Oct. 18, 1866; m. Frances 
O 'NeU. 

3330. Maurice Higgins Jackson, b. 1822. 

1383. WHITNEY^ JACKSON {same descent as 1380) b. 
1793, Ridgefield, Ct. ; d. Aug., 1860 ; m. Clemantine Hart at Turkey 
Creek, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

3331. Frederick A.s Jackson, b. Oct., 1828, Stratford, Ct. ; d. July 5, 1836. 

3332. Daniel Hart Jackson, d. at the age of 26; m. June 3, 1852, Margaret 

Hubbell of Stratford. 

1387. LEMUEL^ SANFORD {James 610, John 201, Ephraim 
63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 20, 1781; d. Apr. 26, 

1826, Redding, Ct. ; m. 1802, Charlotte Piatt, b. Nov. 1785 ; 

d. Jan. 14, 1846. 

His will, dated Apr. 24, 1826, proved Apr. 29, 1826, leaves all 
his estate to his wife Charlotte, "being sensible I shall render as 
great a benefit, by so doing, to my children." Appointed his 
father, James and brother James, Jr., as executors. 

They had nine children. 

3333. Phillidas, bap. Oct. 27, 1817; m. Dec. 15, 1822, Norman T. Middlebrook 

of Weston, Ct. (One child died.) 

3334. Sarah Anne, bap. Oct. 27, 1817. 

3335.+Abby, b. June 26, 1808; d. June 19, 1893; m. Harry Warner. 
3336. Philo, bap. Oct. 27, 1817. 

3337.+T3aac Piatt, b. Nov. 22, 1811; d. Mar. 10, 1887; m. Mary Royall. 
3338.4-Betsey, b. June 16, 1815; d. Oct. 27, 1856; m. George Bamum. 

3339. + Hannah, b. , 1816; d. , 1841; m. Edmund Wheeler. 

3340. + David Piatt, b. Jan. 29, 1819; d. Apr. 3, 1883; m. (1) Caroline Hamlin; 

m. (2) Emma Lewis. 

3341. + Eunice Louisa, b. June 4, 1824; d. Sept. 11, 1881; m. Thomas MeMlle. 

(Redding Episcopal Church 'Records.) 



EIGHTH GENERATION 337 



1388. LYDIA ANN" SANFORD {same descent as 1387) 
b. Aug. 1, 1782; d. Apr. 22, 1824, Redding, Ct. ; m. Aug. 16, 1801, 
William Shepard (probably son of Capt. Moses Shepard), b. Mar. 
30, 1780 ; said to have fallen at Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815. 

They had three children. 

3342.4-Elvira3 Shepard, b. Jan. 15, 1802; d. Apr. 29, 1878; m. William Cable. 
3343.+William (Mc) Shepard, Jr., b. Apr. 15, 1803; d. Oct. 6, 1873; m. (1) 
Anna Griffin; m. (2) Lucy Stillson. 

3344. Sally Shepard, m. Burton Thorpe of Highland, 111. 

1389. ISAAC P.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1387) b. 
Apr. 23, 1786, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 30, 1832, Catskill, N. Y. ; m. 
(1) Betsey, dau. of William and Amy (Lovell) Chapman, b. Aug. 
22, 1784, Sharon, Ct., d. Dec. 6, 1816; m. (2) Marilla Chapman, 
sister of first wife, b. Oct. 24, 1793, Sharon, Ct. ; d. Aug. 21, 1849, 
Palmyra, N. Y. 

He had two children by first and three by second marriage. 

3345. Marillas, b. June 7, 1813; d. Sept. 30, 1896, Palmyra, N. T. ; unm. 

3346. James W., b. July 23, 1815, Bedding, Ct.; d. June 30, 1895, Buffalo, 

N. Y. ; m. Susan McKnight. No children. 
3347.+Amos Chapman, b. July 2, 1820; d. Apr. 3, 1902; m. Jane Clark. 

3348. + David Porter, b. Nov. 12, 1827; d. Apr. 19, 1872; m. Adela Newton. 

3349. Isaac Jr., b. Aug. 5, 1829 ; d. March 19, 1863--4 at or near Chattanooga, 

Tenn. Buried at Buffalo, N. Y. Left a -widow but no children. He 
was paymaster in Grant 's army. 

1390. ALANSON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1387) b. 
Jan. 20, 1789, Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. 10, 1824; m. Jan. 30, 1815, 
Sally Gorham. 

They had three children. 

3350. + Eliza8, bap. June 4, 1821; d. Aug. 27, 1857; m. James Smith. 

3351. Polly, bap. June 4, 1821; m. Luther. 

3352. John, bap. June 4, 1821. 

1392. SALLY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1387) b. Dec. 
15, 1794, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 5, 1820, Redding, Ct. ; m. Nov. 12, 
1815, Alden Winton. 

They had two children. 

3353. Elinor H.s Winton, bap. June 19, 1818. 

3354. Eliza Ann Winton,. bap. June 4, 1821. 

1393. JOHN BEACH' SANFORD {same descent as 1387) 
b. Oct. 10, 1796, Redding, Ct. ; m. . 

(22) 



338 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

He had two children. 

3355. Georges, bap. June 4, 1821. 

3356. Catherine, bap. June 4, 1821. 

{Christ Church Eec.) 

1394. JAMES' SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1387) b. 
June 10, 1799, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 26, 1883, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Jan. 27, 1822, Eliza French, b. Feb. 28, 1802, d. Feb. 28, 1896, 
Redding, Ct., Mr. Sanford began life as a farmer, then followed the 
tannery business for some years, when he returned to farming. 
He was a selectman, representative and state senator in 1870. 

They had eleven children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

3357. John Turneys, b. Mar. 25, 1823; d. Sept. 24, 1824, Eedding, Ct. 
3358.4-Turney, b. Jan. 23, 1825; d. Apr. 8, 1906; m. Mary Roe. 

3359. Senah, b. Feb. 24, 1828; d. July 7, 1898; unm. 

3360.+James, b. Oct. 19, 1830; d. June 10, 1896; m. Sarah Meeker. 

3361. Sarah, b. June 7, 1833; m. William Edgar Buncombe (see 3390). 

3362.+Stephen, b. Mar. 28, 1835; m. Mary Banks. 

3363.+Bet8ey, b. Sept. 13, 1838; m. George Sherwood. 

3364. Perkins, b. Feb. 24, 1841; d. Feb. 28, 1868, Eedding, Ct.; unm. 

3365. Abby, b. July 21, 1843. 

3366. Henry, b. Jan. 29, 1846; m. Nov. 30, 1882, Margaret Hannaford. 

They had one child which died. 

3367. + Charle8, b. Feb. 5, 1849; m. Hannah Sherwood. 

1403. ZERA' MORGAN {Elizabeth 612, John 201, Ephraim, 
63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1797; m. Sally A. Underhill. 

They had two children born in Newtown, Ct. 

3368.+Charleg8 Morgan, b. Apr. 7, 1821; d. Feb. 5, 1891; m. (2) Polly Peck. 

3369. Henry Morgan, b. Mar. 7, 1825; d. Mar. 22, 1884, Boston, Mass.; unm. 

He was a clergyman. 

1404. FANNY' MORGAN {same descent as 1403"^ b. Feb. 
22, 1709; d. vSept. 5, 1856, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. (1) Mar. 18, 1818, 
in Redding, Ct., Jeremiah Banks, b. Mar. 18, 1794, d. Mar. 2, 1851, 
Redding, Ct. ; m. (2) Sept. 10, 1854, Sturges Fanton, b. Dec. 21, 
1791, Weston, Ct., d. , 1865, Sag Harbor, L. I. 

She had two children by first marriage. 

3370. George W.s Banks, b. Feb. 22, 1819; d. Apr. 29, 1837. 

3371. + Charles Morgan Banks, b. Mar. 4, 1821; d. Sept. 22, 1887; m. Sophia 

Bradley. 

1405. EZRA' MORGAN {same descent as 1403) b. Feb. 21, 
1801, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 9, 1871, Newtown, Ct. ; m. June 5, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 339 



1838, Westport, Ct., Hannah Nash, b. Feb. 6, 1816, Westport, Ct., 
d. Apr. 15 1883, Newtown, Ct. 

They had eight children all bom in Newtown, Ct. 

3372.-|-Elizabeth Sanford^ Morgan, b. Mar. 31, 1839; m. Rufus Cable. 
3373. Mary Camp Morgan, b. July 17, 1842; d. Aug. 6, 1890, Newtown, Ct. 
3374.+Daniel Nash Morgan, b. Aug. 18, 1844; m. Medora Judson. 

3375. Harriet Louisa Morgan, b. June 17, 1846; d. Feb. 22, 1874. 

3376. Cornelia Jane Morgan, b. Oct. 4, 1847; d. Sept. 30, 1877. 

3377. Hannah Sophia Morgan, b. July 14, 1851; d. July 2, 1863. 

3378. Frederick Ezra Morgan, b. Aug. 13, 1853; d. June 17, 1862. 
3379.4-Edward Kemper Morgan, b. Mar. 16, 1859; d. Apr. 14, 1906; m. 

Charlotte Judson. 

1406. ELIZABETH^ SANFORD {John 613, John 201, Eph- 
raim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1} b. Aug. 15, 1790, Redding, 
Ct. ; d. Jan. 7, 1881 ; m. Aaron Lyon. 

They had three children. 

3380. Lemuels Lyon. 

3381.+Mary Eliza Lyon, b. Mar. 11, 1825; d. Feb. 18, 1857; m. Rev. Noble 

EngUsh. 
3382. Lydia Louisa Lyon, b. June 17, 1830; d. Aug. 22, 1856, Chatham, Ont.; 



1407. RUTH' SANFORD {same descent as 1406) b. Aug. 22, 
1792, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 11, 1881, Redding Centre, Ct. ; m. 
Nov. 25, 1810, David Duncombe, b. Oct. 21, 1788 ; d. Feb. 5, 1857, 
Redding Centre, Ct. 

They had eight children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

3383. Henry B.s Duncombe, b. Nov. 4, 1811; d. Dee. 20, 1836; m. Dec. 31, 

1832, Ann Hull. 
3384.4-David Sanford Duncombe, b. Oct. 1, 1813; d. Mar. 19, 18S3 ; m. (1) 

Jane Beach; m. (2) Marietta Wright. 
3385.+Asahel Sanford Duncombe, b. Sept. 1, 1815; d. Feb. 28, 1873; m. Betsey 

Canfield. 
3386.+Charles Duncombe, b. Oct. 24, 1817; m. Eliza Fanton. 
3387. Harriet N. Duncombe, b. Apr. 29, 1820; d. Apr. 27, 1893, Redding, Ct.; 

m. John Lee Hill. {See 2934.) 
3388.4-Lydia Ann Duncombe, b. March 4, 1824; d. March 2, 1884; m. John 

Osborn. 
3389. Aaron H. Duncombe, b. May 2, 1826; m. Oct. 9, 1894, in Redding, Ct., 

Mary G. Edmonds, b. June 28, 1830. No children. 
3390.+William Edgar Duncombe, b. Nov. 25, 1830; d. Feb. 12, 1907; m. (1) 

Sarah Fairchild ; m. (2) Sarah Sanford. 



340 THE THOMAS SANPORD FAMILY 

1409. SARAH" SANFORD {same descent as 1406) b. Jan. 
25, 1797, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 4, 1846, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. Nov. 
29, 1814, Garrj' Dayton of Stratford, Ct., b. Sept. 10, 1791, d. before 
1842. 

They had six children. 

3391. Betseys Dajton, d. young. 

3392. Caroline Dayton. • 

3393. Betsey Dayton. 

3394. Lydia Ann Dayton. V ■ 

3395. Sanford Dayton. 

3396.+Charles W. Dayton, b. Aug. 8, 1835; d. Apr. 29, 1897; m. i^iizabeth 
Archer. 

1410. JOHN WHEELER' SANFORD {same descent 
as 1406) b. May 21, 1799, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 24, 1890, Redding 
Ridge, Ct. ; m. Mar. 5, 1822, Altha, dau. of Abel and Jerusha 
(Sturges) Panton, b. Apr. 11, 1800, Weston, Ct. ; d. Feb. 23, 18S0, 
Redding Ridge, Ct. 

He represented his town in 1842 in the Legislature. 
They had six children, all born in Redding Ridge, Ct. 

3397. Mary Anns, b. Mar. 23, 1823; d. June 30, 1906, Knoxville, Tenn. ; unm. 

3398. George Wheeler, b. Oct. 3, 1824; d. Dec. 6, 1842, Redding Ridge, Ct. 

3399. Harriet Stephens, b. Sept. 11, 1826; d. Feb. 5, 1853, Redding Ridge, Ct. 

3400. Flora Maria, b. Nov. 3, 1828; d. Apr. 30, 1894, Redding Ridge, Ct.; 

unm. 

3401. + Edward Jackson, b. Nov. 23, 1831; d. Oct. 27, 1902; m. Enuna 

Chavannes. 

3402. Georgiana, b. Nov. 19, 1843; d. May 2, 1900, Redding, Ct. ; m. July 11, 

1876, Rev. Charles W. Kelly, b. Feb. 6, 1832, Boston, Mass. 

1411. ELF SANFORD {same descent as 1406) b. Aug. 21, 
1801, Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 31, 1845, N. T. C. ; m. Feb. 26, 1826, 
in N. Y. C, Emeline Argall, b. July 12, 1808, d. June 26, 1836. 

They had four children, all born in New York City. 

3403.+Elizas, b. Feb. 7, 1828; d. Aug. 11, 1886; m. (1) Elijah Fanner; m. (2) 
Dr. James Alley. 

3404. Lydia Ann, b. Mar. 29, 1829; d. Feb. 28, 1852, Redding, Ct.; m. Andrew 

Meeker ; one child died in infancy. 

3405. Hannah Jane b. Dec. 2, 1831; d. May 5, 1849, N. T. C. 

3406. 4- William E., b. Sept. 16, 1838; d. July 10, 1889; m. (1) Emmeline 
Sanford Jackson; m. (2) Harriet Vaux. 

1412. LYDIA ANN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1406) b. 
^rar. 17, 1804, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 5, 1875, Hamilton, Ont. ; m. 




JOHX W. SANFORD 
No. 1410 



EIGHTH GENERATION 341 



Aug. 14, 1826, Edward Jackson, b. Apr. 20, 1799, Redding, Ct. ; d. 
July 14, 1872, Hamilton, Ont. (Grandson of Daniel Jackson and 
Abigail Sanford) . Soon after their marriage they went North into 
Canada and settled, where in their later years they were devoted 
to a series of Christian enterprises; the Wesleyan Female College 
at Hamilton ; the endowment of Victoria College and a theological 
department therein ; and an Orphan Asylum and Benevolent Associ- 
ation of which Mrs. Jackson was directress and treasurer. 
They had three children. 

Two died very young in Redding, Ct. 
3407. Emmeline Sanfords Jackson, b. Aug. 21, 1838, Hamilton, Ont.; d. 1858, 
Hamilton, Ont.; m. Hon. William E. Sanford. (See 3406.) 

1413. HON. NEHEMIAH CURTIS^ SANFORD, LL.D., 
{Stephen 614, John 201, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 
1) b. Oct. 29, 1792, Roxbury, Ct; d. June 23, 1841, Derby, Ct. ; 
m. Sept. 2, 1822, in Huntington, Ct., Nancy Batemen, dau. of 
Joseph Shelton of Stratford, Ct. ; b. Jan. 30, 1800, Huntington, Ct. ; 
d. Dec. 21, 1880, Derby, Ct. 

They had one child. '' 

3408.+Henry Sheltons, b. June 15, 1823; d. May 21, 1891; m. Gertrude DuPuy. 

1415. PHOEBE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1413) b. 
Jan. 20, 1800, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan. 30, 1879, Washington, Ct. ; m. 
May 18, 1823, in Roxbury, Ct., Dimon Morehouse, b. Apr. 22, 
1790, d. Mar. 28, 1846, Washington, Ct. 

They had two children born in Washington, Ct. 

3409.+Stephen S.s Morehouse, b. Jan. 25, 1825; m. Marie Patterson. 
3410.+ Henry H. Morehouse, b. June 7, 1829; m. Paulona Titus. 

1416. HON. JOHiN' SANFORD {same descent as 1413) b. 
Jime 3, 1803, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Oct. 4, 1857, Amsterdam, N. Y. ; m. 
Aug. 3, 1822, Mary, dau. of John and Rachel (Winchel) Slack, b. 
Mar. 2, 1802, Amsterdam, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 11, 1888, Amsterdam, N. Y. 

John Sanford went to Amsterdam, N. Y. from Roxbury, Ct., 
in 1821, endowed vrith a good education and an ample store of 
energy and determination to advance in life. At that time Amster- 
dam was but a hamlet. He and his several descendants have not 
only witnessed every stage of development in the village and city, 
but have been important, stirring factors in its growth, both 
materially and socially. No other man has been more closely inter- 
woven with its history or more fully identified with its upbuilding. 



342 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



He first found employment in teaching school which he followed 
a few terms there and afterwards in Mayfield, where he also carried 
on a small mercantile business. Ketuming to Amsterdam he opened 
a store and in a few years was among the foremost of the place. He 
continued this business until 1840. Meanwhile his fitness for the 
duties of public life had been fully demonstrated to his fellow 
citizens and in 1840 he was elected to Congress in the Harrison 
campaign. He served in that body only one term but with entire 
acceptance to his constituents. Returning to Amsterdam he com- 
meaeed the foundation of what is now one of the largest manufau- 
taring industries in the Empire State — the making of carpets. This 
business, in a somewhat incipient condition, he brought here, with 
those who had been conducting it, from elsewhere and about the 
year 1842 the first product was ready for the market. Into this 
industry he threw his whole energies and in a few years made it 
one of the most important in the place. Unfortunately the factoiy 
was burned in the year 1849. Mr. Sanford then retired from active 
life. His death occurred in 1857. He left a marked impression 
upon Amsterdam and his public spirit was felt in all the aspects 
of its gro'^h and welfare. 

They had siz children. 

3411.4-Sarah CaroHnes, b. Mar. 27, 1824; d. Mar. 27, 1871; m. John Stewart. 

3412.+Stepheii, b. May 26, 1826; m. Sarah Cochran. 

3413. Nelson, b. June 1, 1828, Mayfield, N. T.; d. Aug. 15, 1848; accidently 

killed on cars between Amsterdam and Albany. 
3414.+David, b. May 4, 1830; d. Aug. 11, 1885; m. Carrie Pearl. 
3415.+Aledah, b. Mar. 8, 1833; m. James Warring. 
3416.+Harriet, b. June 28, 1836; m. Henry Sacia. 

1417. CHARLES' SANFORD (same descent as 1413) b. 
July 20, 1805, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Aug. 10, 1848, Newburg, N. Y. ; m. 
(1) Emeline Oliver, of Newburg, N. Y. ; d. May 29, 1836, Newburg, 
N. Y.; m. (2) Charlotte Sauchy, of Newburg, N. Y., d. Mar. 27, 
1864, Newburg, N. Y. 

He had one child by first and one by second marriage. 

3417. Lemuel Cs., b. Aug. — , 1830, Newburg, N. Y.; d. 1848, Eoxbury, Ct. 

3418. Charles C, b. 1840-1; d. Apr. 4, 1859. 

1418. STEPHEN^ SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1413) 
b. Feb. 12, 1808, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Dec. 4, 1888, Roxbury, Ct. ; m. 




HON- JOHN SAXFORD 
No. 1416 



EIGHTH GENEKATION 343 

Nov. 5, 1828, in Roxbury, Ct., Eunice Marinda Hurd, b. Feb. 11, 
1810, d. Oct. 12, 1887, Roxbury, Ct. 

They had seven children all bom in Roxbury, Ct. 

3419.+Nathan WaiteS, b. Dec. 27, 1829; d. Oct. 24, 1856; m. (1) Julia Burritt; 
m. (2) Amelia Eoberts. 

3420. + Sarah Jane, b. Mar. 7, 1832; d. May 9, 1894; m. Samuel Utter. 

3421. + Watson Curtis, b. Aug. 24, 1834; d. Mar. 2, 1878; m. Jennie Summers. 

3422. Charlotte H., b. Mar. 10, 1837; deceased; m. (1) Dec. 29, 1858, in' 

Roxbury, Ct., Andrew Wheeler b. May 10, 1837; d. July 18, 1860, 
Roxbury, Ct.; m. (2) Jan. 17, 1871, in Roxbury, Ct., Daniel S. 
Lemon, b. Mar. 29, 1817; d. May 30, 1«86, Woodbury, Ct. No 
children. 
3423.+Charles, b. Mar. 10, 1841; m. (1) Sarah Bradley; m. (2) JuHa Treat. 

3424. Josephine Marinda, b. Mar. 4, 1846; m. Oct. 5, 1S70, in Roxbury, Ct., 

Rev. Julian H. Vorce b. Mar. 19, 1843, Crown Point, N. T.; d. Feb. 
20, 1896, Hartford, Ct. No children. 

3425. + EUzabeth b. Oct. 20, 1848; d. Oct. 12, 1878; m. Edward Curtis. 

1419. NELSON" SANFORD {same descent as 1413) b. 
May 15, 1810, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Sept. 5, 1846, New Milford, Ct. ; m. 
Sept. 20, 1833, Mary J. Morehouse, b. Dec. 3, 1811, Washington, 
Ct. ; d. May 26, 1889, Brookfield, Ct. 
They had one child. 

3426. John Hs., b. Sept. 23, 1840, New Milford, Ct.; d. July 9, 1864, 

Amsterdam N. Y. 

1424. REBECCA ANN^ LYON {Huldah 615, John 201, 
Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 11, 1799, 

Redding, Ct. ; d. Jan. 23, 1877 ; m. Curtis Fanton, b. • 1797, 

Redding, Ct. ; d. Aug. 16, 1871. 

They had three children. 

3427. + Henry B.s Fanton, b. Apr. 8, 1822; d. May 29, 1897; m. Eliza Chapman. 

3428. Eliza Fanton, m. Charles Duncombe (See 3386.) 

3429. Rufus S. Fanton, b. , 1827, Redding, Ct.; d. 1860, 

Danbury, Ct. 

1426. EPHRAIM ^IIX^ SANFORD {Ephraim 616, John 
201, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 15, 1797, 
Litchfield, Ct. ; d. May 1, 1871, Easton, Ct. ; m. Jan. 15, 1822, 
Rebecca Lacy, b. June 3, 1805, Easton, Ct. ; d. Mar. 23, 1890, Easton, 
Ct. Mr. Sanford was a member of Assembly in 1824. 

They had seven children, all except Ephraim born in Easton, 
Ct. 



344 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



3430.+Ephraim Lacys, b. July 11, 1824, Newtown, Ct.; d. Mar. 26, 1895; 

m. (1) Anna Malette; m. (2) Sarah Wyatt. 
343 1. + Sara Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1826; m. Horace Gilbert. 

3432.4-Alo8ia Ellen, b. July 13, 1830; d. Mar. 4, 1878; m. Charles Robertson. 
3433.+Paulina Rebecca, b. Nov. 5, 1833; d. May 10, 1887; m. William Burr. 
3434.+Fannie Elizabeth, b. Mar. 7, 1836; m. George Mallette. 

3435. George Piatt, b. June 27, 1838; m. Jan. 16, 1884, in Rochester, N. T. 

Sarah M. (Bennett) Fairman-Day, b. Feb. 20, 1845, Trumbull, Ct. 
No children. 

3436. Mary Jane, b. July 16, 1844; m. Jan. 12, 1874, at Fasten, Ct., Levi H. 

Edwards. 

1427. ANNA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1426) b. May 8, 
1799; d. Aug. 12, 1889, Urbana, 0.; m. (1) June 14, 1818, Sherman 
Barber; m. (2) Augustus Adams. 

She had three children by first marriage. 

3437. Sanfords Barber. 

3438. Sherman Barber. 

3439. Orville H. Barber. 

1428. JARVIS P.^ SANFORD , (same descent as 1426) b. 

June 15, 1801; d. Mar. 8, 1847; m. (1) ; m. (2;. Clarissa 

Burt. 

He had one child by first and four by second marriage. 

3440. Shermans. 

3441. + Clarissa J., b. June 1, 1836; d. Aug. 1887; m. Colgrove. 

3442. + Anna E., b. May 10, 1838; d. Mar. 1, 1873; m. — ^ Wilcox. 

3443. + Philo N., b. July 6, 1840; m. Sophia Ketchum. 

3444. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1843; d. Aug. 5, 1847. 

1429. ALOSIA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1426) b July 
1, 1803, Johnstown, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 30, 1889, Goshen, Ct. , m. (1) 
Dec. 23, 1821, in Goshen, Ct., Luman Oviatt, b. Sept. 6, 1777, d. 
Dec. 7, 1838; m. (2) Dec. 19, 1873, Hosea Crandall. 

She had three children by first marriage, all born in Goshen, Ct. 

3445. + Sarah Ls. Oviatt, b. Nov. 28, 1822; d. Aug. 9, 1849; m. James 

Wadhams. 

3446. Lyman B. Oviatt, b. Sept. 27, 1S26; d. Jan. 12, 1850. 

3447. + Samuel P. Oviatt, b. July 14, 1831; d. June 5, 1895; m. Mary Crandall. 

1430. MARIETTA^ SANFORD {Ephraim 622, Oliver 202, 
Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 19, 1796, Red- 
ding, Ct.; d. July 14, 1843, Carbondale, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 13, 1817, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 345 

Henry Jarvis, of Amenia, N. Y., d. Mar. 19, 1852, Bin^hamton, 
N. Y., ag. 63 years. 

They had six children. 

3448. + Henr7 Sanfords Jarvis, b. Aug. 8, 1818; d. May 17, 1894; m. Bachel 

Peters. 
3449.+Marietta Bradley Jarvis, b. July 1, 1820; d. Jan. 2, 1894; m. William 

Ely. 

3450. Sarah Maria Jarvis, b. Dec. 1, 1822; d. Apr. 30, 1825. 

3451. + Sarah Maria Jarvis, b. Apr. 7, 1826; d. Sept. 26, 1900; m. Solomon 

Flagler. 

3452. + Eliza Ann Jarvis, b. Apr. 22, 1828; d. Mar. 29, 1886; m. Joseph 

McKean. 

3453. + Frances Christianna Jarvis, b. Apr. 7, 1836; m. John Dean. 

1431. DAVID' SANFORD {same descent as 1430') b. Nov. 
15, 179S, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 23, 183i ; m. Nov. 30, 1820, Armo- 
ziah Bates. His estate was distributed Apr. 12, 1836, to widow 
and son. 

They had one child. 

3454. + George Augustus', b. Mar. 8, 1825; m. Susan Banks. 

1432. ENOCH AUGUSTUS" SANFORD {same descent as 
1430) b. Aug. 9, 1800, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 30, 1870, in Iowa. 
Buried in Danbury, Ct. ; m. Oct. 10, 1821, Eliza Ann Barlow, b. 
Mar. 24, 1803. Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 16, 1885, Redding, Ct. 

They had five children, all born in Redding, Ct. 

3455. + Sarah Maria?, b. Mar. 2. 1829; d. Aug. 23, 1868; m. Benjamin Boughton. 
3456. -f- Ann Augusta, b. June 6, 1832; d. June 15, 1900; m. Samuel Coley. 
3457.+Mary Frances, b. July 30, 1835; d. Nov. 24, 1882; m. Philander 

Brotherton. 
34.53, -|- David Burr, b. June 7, 1839; m. Frances Lockwood. 
3459. Polly Burr, b. Aug. 14, 1841; m. Charles A. Smith; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

1433. DEBORAH' SANFORD {same descent as 1430) b. 
July 28, 1803, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 22, 1885; m. Oct. 9, 1821, 
Joel Barlow, b. Oct. 22, 1800, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 12, 1860, 
Redding, Ct. 

They had eleven children, all bom in Redding, Ct. 

3460.+Bradley Ds. Barlow, b. Sept. 26, 1823; d. Jan. 22, 1883; m. Adelia 
Gould. 

3461. + Daniel Sanford Barlow, b. Feb. 15, 1826; d. 1876; m. Charity Johnson. 

3462. William Henry Barlow, b. Sept. 23, 1828; d. Bridgeport, Ct. ; unm. 



346 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3463.+Huldah E. Barlow, b. Aug. 22, 1830; d. in Bedding, Ct.; m. Henrj 

Winshop. 
3464.+Ephrami S. Barlow, b. June 20, 1832; m. Jane Seeley. 
3465.+Da^d Augustus Barlow, b. June 4, 1834; m. Susan Couch. 
3466.+Eliza A. Barlow, b. Dec. 24, 1836; m. George Winship. 
3467.+Joel A. Barlow, b. Mar. 31, 1839; d. in Buffalo, N. Y.; m. (1) Cora 

Bartram. 
3468.+Samuel J. Barlow, b. Nov. 7, 1841; d. in Waterbury, Ct.; m. (1) Jane 

Smith; m. (2) Cynthia Trowbridge. 

3469. George A. Barlow, b. July 28, 1844; m. (1) Sarah Griffin; m. (2) ; 

no children; res. Kansas City, Mo. 
3470.+Thomas DeWitt Barlow, b. Nov. 5, 1848; m. (1) Emma Miller; m. (2) 

Caroline . 

1434. MARY" SANFORD {same descent as 1430) b. May 
27, 1805, Redding, Ct. ; d. Mar. 31, 1891 ; m. Oct. 22, 1827, Samuel 
James Collins, d. Sept. 21, 1850. 

They had two children. 

3471. Mary Elizas Collins, m. George G. Eeed; no children. 
3472.4-Harriet White Collins, m. Dr. Moses Wakeman. 

1435. GERSHOM BRADLEY^ SANFOUD {same descent 
as 1430) b. June 11, 1807, Redding, Ct. ; d. Sept. 3, 1882, Baston, 
Ct.; m. Nov. 22, 1829, Esther, dau. of Silas and Deborah (ttanford) 
Wheeler, b. June 3, 1807, Easton, Ct., d. Jan. 10, 1899, Easton, Ct. 

They had one child. 

3473.+Mary Burrs, b. Aug. 29, 1830; d. Aug. 2, 1890; m. William Wright. 

1436. DANIEL P.' SANFORD {same descent as 1430) b. 
Aug. 31, 1809, Redding, Ct. ; d. Oct. 16, 1884; m. Dee. 1, 1830, 
Lydia L. Bennett, b. 1815, Weston, Ct., d. 1886. He was a member 
of the Legislature in 1860 and 78. 

They had one child. 

3474. Marietta', now living in Now York City. 

1442. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS" SANFORD {Levi 625, 
Oliver 202, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezehiel 2, TJwmas 1) b. May 13, 
1802, Weston, Ct. ; d. Nov. 7, 1825 ; m. Feb. 15, 1825, Maria, dau. 
of Gershom Bradley, b. Feb. 15, 1805, Weston, Ct. ; d. in Manlius, 
N. Y. 

They had one child. 

347.5.4- Abbey Augusta*, b. Feb. 2.5, 1826; d. Jan. 7, 1899; m. Daniel Sherwood. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 347 



1445. WILLIAM 0.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1442) b. 
Apr. 6, 1818, Weston, Ct. ; d. Oct. 12, 1905, Weston, Ct. ; m. Dec. 7, 
1845, Lydia A., dau. of Silas and Deborah (Sanford) Wheeler, b. 
Apr. 18, 1824, Easton, Ct. In 1841, Mr. Sanford with a partner, 
took the iron business from the old firm and continued it until 
1858. In 1842, he was commissioned Lieutenant in Co. 7 24th 
Regiment of Infantry, State Militia. In 1843, was promoted to 
Captaincy. Res. Weston, Ct. 

They had three children, all bom in Weston, Ct. 

3476. Mason Fitchs, b. Dec. 11, 1847; unm.; res. Weston, Ct.; P. 0. Westport, 

Ct. 

3477. + Emma Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1852; m. Henry Wakeman. 
3478.+Frederick Coley, b. Jan. 1, 1857; m. Carrie Northrop. 

1446. FREDERICK SANFORD" JARVIS {Betsey 627, 
Oliver 202, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 
25, 1803 ; d. Apr. 27, 18S1 ; m. Nancy Fitch Taylor. 

They had five children. 

3479. Johns Jarvis, b. Oct. 1836; d. Mar. 31, 1883. Was Sergeant in Co. A, 

17th Eegiment Connecticut Volunteers. 

3480. Mary Jarvis, d. unm. 

3481. Frederick Jarvis. 

3482. Samuel Jarvis, b. 1844; m. Nov. 28, 1888, Mary L. Nickerson. 

3483. Albert Jarvis, d. Jan. 21, 1848; ag. 9 months, 12 days. 

1447. MARY ANN^ JARVIS {same descent as 1446) b. Oct. 
6, 1805, d. Mar. 29, 1876 ; m. Nov. 24, 1830, Samuel Church. 

They had four children. / 

3484.+Frederick Bs. Church, b. Mar. 14, 1832; d. Apr. 23, 1865; m. Mary 

Bennett. 
3485.+Esther Maria Church, b. May 17, 1836; m. John Quintard. 

3486. Susannah Church, b. Nov. 22, 1841; d. Sept. 27, 1907; m. Nov. 14, 1888, 

Chester A. Hawley. 

3487. Edward Sears Church, b. Aug. 25, 1850; m. Nov. 21, 1892, Amelia 

Anderson. 

1448- ELIZABETH^ JARVIS {same descent as 1446) b. 
Sept. 11, 1807; m. Solomon C. Taylor. 
They had two children. 

3488.+Rhoda Anns Taylor, b. July 29, 1833; m. Edwin Jackson. 
3489. Elizabeth Taylor. 



348 THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 

1451. ESTHER LUCRETIA^ JARVIS {same descent as 
1446) b. Feb. 4, 1813; d. Aug. 24, 1893; m. Dec. 30, 1838, William 
St. John. 

They had two children. 

3490. Mariettas St. John, b. 1841; d. Feb. 20, 1847. 

3491. William Francis St. John, b. 1848; d. Oct. 10, 1851. 

1452. RACHEL^ JARVIS {same descent as 1446) b. Jan. 
29, 1815; d. Apr. 28, 1892; m. Jan. 29, 1846, Bradley 0. Banks. 

They had four children. 

3492. Marys Banks, m. Pasom Latham. 

3493. Harriet Banks, b. 1850; d. Apr. 23, 1867. 
3494.+Helen Banks, b. 1850; d. Apr. 7, 1893; m. Geo. Eaymond. 

3495. Edward M. Banks, m. Julia Burwick. 

1453. WILLIAM OLIVERS JARVIS {same descent as 1446) 
b. Nov. 28, 1816 ; d. Apr. 25, 1847 ; m. Apr. 1840, Sarah Mitchell. 

They had one child. 

3496. Harriet Louises Jarvis, d. young. 

1456. CHARLES' JARVIS {same descent as 1446' b. Aug. 
19, 1826 ; deceased ; m. Margaret Baker. 

They had two children. 

3497. Catherines Jarvis, m. Frank Trowbridge. 
3498.+Margaret Jarvis, m. John Burr. 

1457. DAVID' SANFORD {Oliver 628, Oliver 202, Eph- 
raim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) m. — , Sarah Jarvis. 

They had two children. 

3499. Rocelias, b. 1837; m. Jan. 1, 1854, Benjamin F. Banks. 

3500. Adelaide. 

1458. AARON READ" BARTRAM {Lorraine 629, Oliver 202, 
Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Nov. 15, 1804, 
Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 1, 1880, Redding, Ct., m. Jan. 15, 1827, 
Harriet Bates; d. Nov. 5, 1880, Redding Ct. Mr. Bartram was a 
member of the Legislature in 1845. He was a carriage maker. 

They had three children. 

3501. Lydia A.s Bartram, b. Jan. 15, 1828, Stamford, Ct. ; d. July 5, 1859, 

Redding, Ct. ; unm. 
3502. 4- Walker B. Bartram, b. Dec. 14, 1829; m. Mary Allen. 
3503. + David S. Bartram, b. 1836; d. July 8, 1898; m. Harriet Hull. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 349 



1459. LUCY ANN^ BARTRAM {same descent as 1458) b. 
Aug 27, 1806, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 27, 1905, Redding, Ct. ; m. 
Apr. 18, 1830, at Redding, Ct., Milo Lee, of Milford, N. Y.'. b. Aug. 
9, 1805, Oneida, N. Y. ; d. May 12, 1877, Redding, Ct. Mr. L^e 
owned a hat factory in Redding and represented his town twice at 
Hartford, Ct. 

They had two children bom in Redding, Ct. 

3504. + Gurdon Bartrams Lee, b. Nov. 29, 1831; d. July 9, 1903; m. Caroline 

Gorham. 

3505. + Mary Lee, b. July 9, 1846; m. Samuel Osborne. 

1460. BARNEY^ BARTRA]\I {same descent as 1458) b. 
Sept. 20, 1808, Redding, Ct. ; d. June 25, 1878, Amenia, N. Y. ; m. 
Dec, 1856, Laura, dau. of Bachus and Abbey (Drew) Culver, b. 
Sept. 30, 1832, Pine Plains, N. Y. ; d. May 15, 1887, Providence, 
R. I. Mr. Bartram was a member of Assembly in 1843. 

They had one child. 

3506. Laura Beel? Bartram, b. Sept. 5, 1867; m. Dec. 15, 1892, Frank Mead, 

b. Dec. 13, 1867; no children; res. Amenia, N. Y. 

1461. COLEY' BARTRAM {same descent as 1453) b. 
Nov. 1, 1810, Redding, Ct. ; d. Nov. 3, 1877, Danbury, Ct. ; m. 
Mar. 2, 1834, Malvina Adams, b. in Westport, Ct. ; d. Jan. 4, 1880, 
Danbury, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

3507.+Nelson BurrS Bartram, b. Feb. 7, 1835; d. Dec. 25, 1886; m. Anna 

Van Dyke. 
3508.+Agnes Bartram, b. July 31, 1836; d. May 26, 1893; m. Richard 
Washburn. 

3509. Sarah Bartram, b. Mar. 26, 1838, Wilton, Ct. ; m. Sept. 26, 1876, 

Charles Frost, b. Aug. 1, 1831, Danbury, Ct.; d. June 18, 1898; 
no children; res. Mansfield, Mass. 

3510. Jeanette Bartram, b. 1839, Westport, Ct.; d. 1842. 

3511. Esther Bartram, b. 1841, Westport, Ct.; d. 1844. 

3512. Emma Bartram, b. Apr. 18, 1847, Norwalk, Ct. ; d. Oct. 28, 1869, 

Danbury, Ct. 

3513. Louise Bartram, b. Nov. 26, 1849, N. Y. City; unm.; res. Medford 

Mass. 

1462. BETSEY^ BARTRAM {same descent as 1458) b. 
May 23, 1813, Redding, Ct. ; d. Feb. 6, 1875, Redding, Ct. ; m. Apr. 
16, 1835, Ebenezer Wilson, b. Apr. 14, 1812, Easton, Ct. , d. Dec. 
20, 1890. 

Thej had three children, all born ia Redding, Ct. 



"350 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY 

3514.+Cliarles Hs. Wilson, b. Aug. 16, 1839; d. Dec. 16, 1901; m. Maria Silva. 
3415. Lucy Ann Wilson, b. June 22, 1841; unm. ; res. Bethel, Ct. 
3516. Julia Annie Wilson, b. June 22, 1852; unm.; res. Bethel, Ct. 

1464. DANIEL SANFORD' BARTRAM {same descent as 
1458) b. Jan. 14, 1818, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dee. 28, 1904, Norwalk, 
Ct. ; m. Jan. 21, 1844, Eliza Godfrey, of Weston, Ct., d. May 19, 
1907. 

They had eight children. 

3517.+Eli S8. Bartram, b. June 27, 1845; m. Anna DeWitt. 
3518.+Franklin Bartram, b. Oct. 3, 1848; m. Mary Denning. 
3519.+Laura Bartram, b. Sept. 14, 1850; m. William Scofield. 
3520.+Charles Bartram, b. Mar. 2, 1853; m. Ella Grunnan. 
3521. Kate L. Bartram, b. Aug. 14, 1854; unm.; res. Norwalk, Ct. 
3522. 4- Anna Bartram, b. Nov. 24, 1856; m. Edwin Frye. 
3523.+WiUiam Bartram, b. Oct. 3, 1859; m. Nellie Craw. 

3524. George H. Bartram, b. Dec. 8, 1870; d. Sept. 28, 1898; m. Elizabeth 

Keeler. 

1466. LEVI W.' BARTRAM {same descent as 1458) b. 
Apr. 25, 1822, Redding, Ct. ; d. July 19, 1903, Danbury, Ct. ; m. 
(1) Mar. 24, 1847, Sarah Haynes, b. Aug. 9, 1819, Morean, N. T. ; 
d. Apr. 10, 1887, Derby, Ct. ; m. (2) Nov. 4, 1892, Armenia Weeks, 
b. 1830; d. Mar. 27, 1897. 

He had three children by first marriage, all born in Redding, 
Ct. 

3525. Francess Bartram, b. Sept. 9, 1848; m. Edward E. Sanford {See 7030) 

Ees. Danbury, Ct. 

3526. Sarah E. Bartram, b. July 5, 1850, unm.; res. Danbury, Ct. 

3527. Gurdon Bartram, b. Oct. 24, 1853; unm.; res, Portland, Oregon. 

1467. FREDERICK A.^ BARTRAM {same descent as 1458) 
b. Sept. 13, 1824, Redding, Ct. ; d. May 14, 1895, Bridgeport, Ct. ; 
m. Nov. 11, 1851, Amelia Burr, b. July 2, 1825, Greenfield, Ct. 
Res., Bridgeport, Ct. 

They had five children. 

3528.+Edgar8 Bartram, b. Sept. 28, 1852; m. Mattie Sheldon. 

3529. LiUian Bartram, b. Sept. 10, 1853, Greenfield, Ct. ; unm.; res. Bridge- 

port, Ct. 

3530. BeUe Bartram, b. Sept. 25, 1857, Fairfield, Ct.; d. Apr. 18, 1901, 

Bridgeport, Ct.; unm. 

3531. Frederick Bartram, b. Aug. 11, 1863, Fairfield, Ct. ; d. June 30, 1865, 
3532.+Jessie Bartram, b. Aug. 25, 1866; m. Uriah Washburn. 

Fairfield, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 351 



1468. MART B.^ BARTRAM (same descent as 1438) b. 
July 16, 1827, Redding, Ct. ; d. Dee. 19, 1889, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. 
July 24, 1850, Rufus B. Banks, of Greenfield, Ct. 

They had four children. 

3533.4-Henrys Banks, b. Apr. 29, 1851; d. May 14, 1890; m. Fanny Davis. 

3534. + Carrie L. Banks, b. Oct. 12, 1853; d. Nov. 30, 1873; m. James Giles. 

3535. + Frederick S. Banks, b. June 11, 1856; m. Minnie Taft. 

3536. Rufus W. Banks, b. Oct. 8, 1858; d. July 29, 1865. 

1470. SIDNEY MOREHOUSE^ SANFORD (Ephraim 635, 
Ephraim 206, Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) h. Dec. 
13, 1813, Canada; m. Oct. 2, 1846, Sarah Thompson, b. May 11, 
1820; d. Dec. 9, 1864. Mr. Sanford was County Treasurer. 

They had eleven children, all born in Canada. 

3537.+ Anna Rays, b. July 6, 1847; m. Henry Boyes. 

3538. Mary Bonechin, b. 1850. 

3539. Charles Edward Thompson, b. Oct. 16, 1851; drowned Oct. 1873 in 

Remphufelt Bay. 

3540. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1853. 

3541. Emma Georgiana, b. 1855; m. 1881, George A. Radchurst. He was a 

lawyer. 

3542. + Sidney James, b. 1857; m. Ida Burton. 

3543. Henry Clark, b. 1859. 

3544. Infant, b. 1861; d. in infancy. 

3545. Ernest Alfred, b. 1862. 

3546. Infant, b. 1862; d. in infancy. 

3547.+Rachel Maud, b. Nov. 15, 1864; m. Arthur Ridgdale. 

1472. MARY' SANFORD {same descent as 1470) b. Aug. 
21, 1816, Canada; d. 1848; m. 1833, James F. Smith, of Toronto, 
Can. 

They had three children, all born in Canada. 

3548. Marys Smith, b. 1839. 

3549. James F. Smith, Jr., b. 1841. 

3550. Georgiana Smith, b. 1843. 

1475. DUDLEY' SANFORD {Sturges 639, Augustiis 207, 
Ephraim 63, Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 23, 1799; 
m. . 

One child was 

3551. Freds, res. Binghamton, N. Y. 



1476. AUGUSTUS' SANFORD {savie descent as 1475) b. 
Jan. 10, 1802 ; d. Jan. 4, 1854, Ypsilanti, Mich. ; m. Nov. 20, 1828, 



352 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



Harriette Eliza, dau. of Walter PerLee, b. Apr. 6, 1807, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 22, 1875, Decorah, la. Both are buried at 
Norwich, N. Y. 

They had six children, all except Walter born in Norwich, 
N. Y. 

3552.+ Walter Per Lees, b. Aug. 20, 1829, Amenia, N. Y.; d. Jan. 20, 1894; 
m. Sarah Ackley. 

3553. Amelia, b. Nov. 22, 1830; d. 1849. 

3554. Hattie, b. Sept. 13, 1837; d. Jan. 31, 1840, Norwich, N. Y. 
3555.+Platt Eeed, b. Sept. 1, 1840; m. Mary Flemming. 

3556. Arthur Middleton, b. Jan. 4, 1842; d. Apr. 14, 1907; married; no 

children. 

3557. Henry, b. July 18, 1843; d. 1851. 

1478. EDWIN STURGES" SANFORD {satne descent as 
1475) b. Mar. 12, 1819; d. Feb. 11, 1886; m. Dec. 1. 1841, Jennette 
Darling, d. Feb. 19, 1860, ag. 44. Buried in New Cemetery, 
Amenia, N. Y. 

They had five children. 

3558. Erwin Ws., b. Oct. 13, 1843; d. Mar. 14, 1851. 

3559. Eva Jane, b. Mar. 5, 1846; d. Dec. 8, 1904. 

3560. Henry Sturges, b. July 7, 1848; unm. ; res. Clinton, Iowa. 
3561.+William Curtis, b. Dec. 16, 1850; d. Aug. 5, 1903; m. Irene Kimball. 

3562. George A., b. Feb. 27, 1853 ; d. Mar. 20, 1854. 

1484. JESSE^ SANFORD {Jesse 640, Ebenezer 2^7, Eben- 
ezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 11, 1791, Berlin, 
Ct.: d. Mar. T. 1879, Unionville Ct. ; m. Sept. 15, 1819, Almira 
North, of Farmington, Ct. ; d. May 29, 1862, Unionville, Ct. Mr. 
Sanford enlisted in 1814 under Col. Sanford Artillery — Reno Pet- 
tibone, Capt., and "Ehad" Tuller, Lieut., both of Simsbury, Ct. — 
and went to the relief of New London, Ct., then threatened by the 
British. After his marriage he settled on his farm near Unionville, 
Ct. 

They had four children. 

3563. Ellen Naomis, b. 1820; d. Oct. 4, 1834. 
3564.+Edmund, m. Mary Tillotson. 

3565. Truman, m. June 3, 1856, Emily M. Woodford, of Avon, Ct.; res, in 

Unionville, Ct. 

3566. + Sherman, m. Helen Humphrey. 

I486. ESTHER' SANFORD {same descent as 1484) d. 
1879 ; m. William Morgan, of Berlin, Ct. 
They had three children. 



EIGHTH GENEBATION 353 



3567. Williams Morgan. 

3568. George Morgan. 

3569. Hiram Morgan. 

1487. HULDAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1484) m. 
Sage. They moved to Wellington, 0., and had four suns 



and one daughter. 
One son was 

3570. Orrins Sage. 

1488. ROMEO^ SANFORD (Elenezer 645, Ebenezer 217, 
Ebenezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 16, 1794, 
Farmington, Ct. ; d. Mar. 12, 1857, Barre, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 11, 1819, 
Esther Colburn, b. Sept. 14, 1793, Buckland, Mass. 

They had seven children. 

3571. Lucy Isabels, b. Oct. 27, 1819; d. Sept. 1, 1849, Baire Center, N. Y. 

3572. Rhoda EmeUne, b. July 25, 1821; d. Apr. 20, 1856, Gaines, N. Y. 

3573. Mary Philena, b. June 28, 1823. 

3574. Nathan Ebenezer, b. June 30, 1825; d. June 8, 1851, Leroy, N. Y. 

3575. Leroy Eomeo, b. Mar. 2, 1830. 

3576. Horace Emory, b. May 10, 1832; d. Feb. 2, 1835, Caroline, N. Y. 

3577. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1835; d. 1868, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

1489. TIMOTHY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1488) b. 
Dec. 13, 1795, Farmington, Ct. ; d. Aug. 17, 1866, North Barton, 
N. Y. ; m. (1) Sept. 17, 1818, Lucinda, dmi. of Rev. Benjamin 
Teal, of Killingworth, Ct., b. Jan. 22, 1796; d. Apr. 8, 1844; ra. 
(2) Jan. 30, 1845, Sarah Bingham, b. May 10, 1800. 

He had eight children by first marriage. 

3578.+David Gleasons, b. Nov. 1, 1819. 

3579. + Wimam Oliver, b. July 21, 1822; m. (1) Joanna Baker; m. (2) 

Sarah KaufiFman. 
3580.+Luther Judson, b. Mar. 5, 1825; m. (1) Mary Atwater; m. (2) Rachel 

Algert. 

3581. Catherine Amelia, b. Aug. 5, 1827; m. Gould. 

3582. Henry Manning, b. Oct. 27, 1829, CaroUne, N. Y. A carpenter; res. 

Peoria, HL 

3583. BenjamLn Williard, b. June 15, 1831; d. March 12, 1833. 

3584. Augustus Clinton, b. May 4, 1834. Resided in Ithaca, N. Y. 

3585. Cynthia Maria, b. Sept. 12, 1836; m. Hicks. 

1490. ASA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1488) h. June 2, 
1797, Farmington, Ct. ; d. Aug. 21, 1872, Barre, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 

(23) 



354 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



1, 1821, Susan Kelsey, b. Feb. 19, 1800, Berlin, Ct. ; d. Jan. 28, 

1882. 

They had eight children, all born in Barre, N. Y. 

3586.+Lucius Alliss, b. Sept. 6, 1822; m. Emma Hall. 

3587. Hannah Fidelia, b. Aug. 1, 1824; m. June 6, 1852, John P. Church, 

d. Dec. 23, 1858, Albion, N. T. 
3oS8. + Selah Gridley, b. July 8, 1826; d. Aug. 19, 1865; m. Eliza Sill. 
35S9.+Mary Diantha, b. Jan. 8, 1829; m. Selden Street. 

3590. + George Washington, b. Dec. 25, 1830, m. Angeline Gates. 

3591. + Charles Wesley, b. Apr. 8, 1833; m. (1) Maria Dolley; m. (2) Harriet 

Littlefield. 

3592. Maria Louisa, b. Nov. 18, 1835; m. Oct. 11, 1871, Guy Sherwood. 

Eeaided at MilMlle, N. Y. 

3593. Caroline North, b. Aug. 1, 1838; m. Edwiu Stacy. 

1491. HULDAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1488) b. 
July 28, 1799, Farmington, Ct. ; d. 1876 ; m. Mar. 27, 1817, Lyman 
Barber, b. Jan. 10, 1790 ; d. in Newark, N. Y. • 

They had eleven children. 

3594. Eoyals Barber, b. Apr. 22, 1818. Eesided in Newark Valley, N. Y. 

3595. Elbridge L. Barber, b. Apr. 8, 1821. 

3596. Susan A. Barber, b. Jan. 6, 1823. 

3597. JuHa H. Barber, b. July 21, 1824. , ' 

3598. Egbert M. Barber, b. Aug. 14, 1826. 

3599. Cynthia F. Barber, b. June 17, 1828. 

3600. Margaret M. Barber, b. Mar. 8, 1830. 

3601. Alvin M. Barber, b. July 11, 1835. 

3602. Virgil C. Barber, b. June 12, 1837. - '. 

3603. Hollis S. Barber, b. Aug. 21, 1839. 

3604. Adeline Barber, b. Jan. 28, 1840. ' 

1492. CYNTHIA MARGARET HOTCIIKISS^ SANFORD 

{same descent as 1488) b. Oct. 19, 1801, Farmington, Ct. ; d. Mar. 
26, 18.32, Ithaca, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 12, 182.5, Latimer Blakeslee Gates, 
b. 1800, Tyringham, Mass.; d. Sept. 30, 1874, Candor, N. Y. 
(Within a year after Mrs. Gates' death, Mr. Gates married her 
sister, Elizabeth Sanford. They had eight children.) 
They had four children. 

3605. Angelines Gates, b. Feb. 13, 1826, Candor, N. Y.; m. George Washington 

Sanford {See 3590). 

3606. Edwin Gates. The author has been unable to learn anything further 

about this family. ■ . . 

1494; SETH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1488) b. Apr. 
14, 180-5, Farmington, Ct. ; d. in Toledo, 0. ; m. about 1824, Sarah 

Southwiek. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 355 



They had three children. 

3607.+Byron Norths, b. Aug. 10, 1826; m. Mary Dorsey. 

3608. Louisa, b. May 7, 1828; m. Shutts. 

3609. Nancy, b. Aug. 10, 1830. 

1498. SOLOMON^ SANFORD {Amos 648, Ebenezer 217, 
Ehenezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1798; d. Apr. 5, 
1854; m. . 

They had one child. 

3610. Oresters. 

1499. THEODORE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1498) b. 
Oct. 22, 1800, Hartford, Ct. ; d. Sept. 16, 1871, Sanquoit, N. Y. ; 
m. 1837, 3Irs. Lucy Patton, dau. of Davis and Elizabeth Ann 
(Curtis) Deraming, of Westmoreland, X. Y. 

They had two children. 

3611. + Charlotte Elizabeths, b. Dec. 30, 1838; m. John Dawley. 
3612.+William Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1841; d. Aug. 30, 1902; m. (1) Helen 

Barker; m. (2) Mrs. Margaret (Landers) Randolph. 

1500. SILAS' SANFORD {same descent as 1498) married. 
One child was 

3613. Ebenezers, went to Camden, N. Y. to Uve. 

1501. BETSEY" SANFORD {same descent as 1493) m. 
Bernard Van Buren. 

They had one child. 

3614. Marys Van Buren, deceased; m. Perry Hastings. No children. 

1502. EBENEZER' SANFORD {same descent as 1498) b. 
1811; d. May. 1885; m. . 

One child was 

3615. Abbys, m. Morris, who died in 1881. She was proprietor of the Golden 

City House at Golden City, Mo., in 1888. Had five children. 

1503. OTIS' SANFORD {same descent as 1498) b. Mar. 
16, 1812. Hartford, Ct. ; d. Jan. 9, 1897, Brooklyn. N. Y. ; m. Oct. 
1. I8.3.5. Eliza Patten, b. Oct. 5. 1808, Lardsville, N. Y. ; d. July, 
1876, Oneida. N. Y. Mr. Sanford settled in Clinton, N. Y..-whfre 
he became a member of the Presbvterian Church in 1831. He was 



356 THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY 



one of the most active and useful citizens, laying out streets and 
building many fine residences; he did more than any one else in 
his day for the prosperity and growth of the village. He removed 
to Oneida, N. Y., about 1870, where he lived for several years. 
They had three children. 

3616.4-Charle3 Henrys, b. July 31, 1836; d. Sept. 25, 1860; m. Mary Eobinson. 
3617.+Daiiiel Patten, b. Feb. 16, 1845; d. Feb. 27, 1903; m. Lizzie Goodenow. 
3618.+Eleanor Mason, b. June 27, 1847; m. John Einsfield. 

1504. SYLVESTERS SANFORD {same descent as 1498) b. 
July 29, 1814, Wethersfield, Ct. ; d. S«pt. 26, 1880, Trenton, N. Y. ; 
m. Nov. 7, 1853, Harriet M., dau. of Reuben Rounds, of Newport, 
N. Y., b. Oct. 30, 1826, Newport, N. Y.; d. Apr. 7, 1896, Trenton, 
N. Y. 

They had two children, bom in Trenton, N. Y. 

3619. + George Ha. b. Jan. 3, 1857; m. Emma Link. 

3620. Albert E., b. Jan. 27, 1869; res. unknown. 

1506. EPHRAIM SANFORD^ IVIALLETT {Sarah 652, 
Josiah 221, Ebenezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 
6, 1796, Tashua, Ct. ; d. Mar. 15, 1881, Tashua, Ct. ; m. Apr. 2, 1828, 
Cynthia, dau. of Ebenezer Sherman, b. Apr. 1, 1792; d. Aug. 10, 
1881, Tashua, Ct. 

They had four children. 

3621. Sarah Anns Mallett, b. Feb. 22, 1830; d. Aug. 21, 1834, Tashua, Ct. 
3622.+Emeline Mallett, b. Sept. 29, 1831; m. James Cole. 
3623.+Mary Esther Mallett, b. Dec. 16, 1834; m. Charles Jennings. 
3624. Josia Hobart Mallett, b. Feb. 16, 1838; d. May 26, 1895, Tashua, Ct. 

m. Dec. 14, 1870, Juliette Sherwood, b. Apr. 5, 1847; no children; 
res. Tashua, Ct. 

1508. ESTHERS MALLETT {same descent as 1506) b. 
Jan. 17, 1802, Tashua, Ct. ; d. July 6, 1876, Laceyville, Pa. Buried 
in Laceyville; m. Oct. 10, 1842, Benjamin Edwards, b. Sept. 1, 
1793 ; d. Feb. 24, 1876, Laceyville, Pa. Buried there. 

They had one child. 

3625.4-Bradley Wakemans Edwards, b. Aug. 19, 1843; d. May 3, 1903; m. 

Electra Stevens. 

1511. SALLIES WHEELER {Deborah 654, Josiah 221, 
Ebenezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 25, 1804, 



EIGHTH GENERATION 357 



Easton, Ct. ; d. Aug. 9, 1860, Redding, Ct. ; m. Dec. 6, 1819, Brad- 
ley Burr, of Redding, Ct., d. Oct. 8, 1868. 
They had seven children. 

3626.+ Julias Burr, b. Apr. 28, 1821; m. Daniel Gould. 

3627. Fannie Burr, d. in infancy. 

3628.+Fannie Burr, b. Nov. 16, 1824; m. Samuel Sturges. 

3629. + Deborah Burr, b. Dec. 26, 1826; m. Seth Todd. 

3630. George Burr, b. Apr. 19, 1829. 

3631. William Henry Burr, b. Mar. 11, 1831; d. May, 1907, Bedding, Ct. 

3632. Sarah M. Burr, b. May 21, 1833; d. Apr. 1862, CMcago, 111.; m. Dec. 

1859, Nathaniel Selleck, of Danbury, Ct. 

1512. SANFORD^ WHEELER {same descent as 1511) b. 
Oct 11, 1805, Easton, Ct. ; d. Mar. 19, 1887; m. (1) Marietta, dau. 
of Solomon 0. Banks; m. (2) Eurania Wilson; m. (3) Eunice 
Perry. 

He had one child by first and three by second marriage. 

3633. Morriss Wheeler, b. about 1832; m. Rose . 

3634. Henry Marcus Wheeler, m. Delia Squire; one daughter who married 

Dwight Banks, of Greenfield, Ct. 

3635. Frank Wheeler, m. Harriet Disbrowe ; two sons. 

3636. + Stanley Wheeler, b. 1843; d. 1882; m. Malvina Gould. 



1514. DAVID^ WHEELER {same descent as 1511) b. 
Mar. 4, 1809, Easton, Ct. ; d. Dec, 1861, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. 
Eunice Wordin, b. Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Mar., 1890, Bridgeport, Ct. 

They had three children. 

3637. William WordinS Wheeler, b. 1838; d. July, 1894; m. Jane Sherwood. 

Mr. Wheeler enlisted in 1863 and was wounded June 3, 1864, in the 
battle of Cold Harbor. 

3638. Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 1840; d. Sept. 1868, Bridgeport, Ct.; m. Henry 

HubbeU. 

3639. Elmer Wheeler, b. 1846. 

1515. EBENEZER THORPE^ WHEELER {same descent 
as 1511) b. Dec, 26, 1810, Easton, Ct. ; d. Aug., 1888, Bridgeport, 
Ct. ; m. (1) Oct. 23, 1833, Eliza Bradley, dau. of Lewis nnd Alina 
(Silliman) Nichols, b. Jan. 3, 1813; d. July 23, 1838, Weston. Ct. ; 
m. (2) Oct. 22, 1839, Eunice, dau. of Eber and Miranda (Banks) 
Gould, b. Dec. 3, 1816, Weston, Ct. ; d. Feb. 27, 1893, Bridgeport, 
Ct. 

He had one child by first and three by second marriage, all 
except Andrew born in Bridgeport, Ct. 



358 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



3640. Andrew Nicholas Wheeler, b. Sept. 27, 1837, Weston, Ct.; d. Aug. 8, 

1841, Bridgeport, Ct. 
3641. + James Burritt Wheeler, b. Jan. 24, 1840; d. May 1, 1908; m. Emma 

Winegar. 

3642. + Harriet Maria Wheeler, b. Mar. 12, 1844; m. (1) Henry Sherman; m. 

(2) Shepard Pierce. 

3643. Charles Burr Wheeler, b. Dec. 16, 1846; d. Apr. 20, 1847, Bridgeport, Ct. 

1516. EDWIN' WHEELER {same descent as 1511) b. 
Dee. 3, 3812, Easton, Ct. ; d. Nov. 29, 1870, Easton, Ct. ; m. Lucinda, 
dau. of Walker Lyon, b. Weston, Ct. ; d. Easton, Ct. 

They had one child. 

3644. Andrews Wheeler, b. Oct. 1847, Easton, Ct.; d. Oct. 26, 1870, Easton, 

Ct.; m. Jan. 1870, Alice Williams. 

1517. ELOSIA^ WHEELER {same descent as 1511) b. 
Apr. 2, 1815, Easton, Ct. ; d. July 15, 1878, Easton, Ct. : m. Mar. 
1836, John Hull, b. 1814, Weston, Ct. ; d. Apr., 1895, Easton, Ct. 

The}^ had three children. 

3645. Williams Hull, b. 1838; d. 1843. 

3646. Janet Hull, b. 1840, Weston, Ct.; m. Dec. 25, 1856, Lester Fanton. 

3647. William Irving Hull, b. Nov. 1848. 

1518. JOHN^ WHEELER {same descent as 1511) b. Nov., 
28, 1316, Easton, Ct. ; d. Aug. 24, 1904, Easton, Ct. ; m. Mar. 16, 
1843, Malvina, dau. of Daniel and Betsey Smith, b. Nov. 15, 1814, 
Fairfield, Ct. ; d. Sept. 19, 1885, Easton, Ct. 

They had four children, all except Horace born in Easton, Ct. 

3648.+Horace3 Wheeler, b. Mar. 23, 1844, Greenfield Hill, Ct.; d. May 31, 1903; 

m. (1) Hattie Nichols; m. (2) Sarah Mallett. 
3649.4-Esther Wheeler, b. Nov. 22, 1845; m. Levi Sherwood. 
3650. + David Burritt Wheeler, b. Sept. 19, 1847; d. Apr. 21, 1904; m. Sarah 

Gautt. 
3651.+William Sanford Wheeler, b. Nov. 11, 1849; d. Oct. 2, 1900; m. Mary 

Fields. 

1531. AARON' SANFORD {Ebenezer 657, Jostah 221, 
Elenezer 77, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, TJiomas 1) b. 1821; m . 

They had one child. 
3652. Marthas, res. Brooklyn, N. T. • • 

1535. DANIEL^ SANFORD {Joseph 662, David 2%, David 
78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 4, 1815, Urbana, N.Y. ; 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 359 



d. Jan. 25, 1901, Hammondsport, N. Y. ; m. July 17, 1843, Lydia 
Ann, dau. of Horace and Eleanor Atwell, b. May. 13, 1825, Milo, 
N. Y.; d. May 28, 1888, Hammondsport, N. Y. 

They had three children, all bom in Hammondsport, N. Y. 

3653. Elizabeths, b. June 14, 1845; m. Mar. 17, 1869, John Brand, b. Maj 

4, 1839, Thurston, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 26, 1901, Hammondsport, N. T. 
No children. 

3654. Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1848; m. Nov. 17, 1887, Charles Wesley Watkins, b. 

Nov. 24, 1859, Prattsburg, N. Y. ; no children; res. Hammondsport, 
N. Y. 
3655.+ John, b. Aug. 23, 1850; m. Mary Sanford. 

1537. ELIZABETH' SANFORD {same descent as 1535) 
d. 1848, Bath, N. Y. ; m. Charles Peters. 

They had two children. 

3656. Davids Peters, res. Thurston, N. Y. 

3657. Horace Peters, res. Pulteney, N. Y. 

1538. SULLIVAN S.' SANFORD {same descent as 1535) 
b. Nov. 28, 1825, Urbana, N. Y. ; d. Dee. 15, 1904, Laporte, Mich. ; 
m. July 16, 1848, Marilla, dau. of Joshua and Mary (Tolbert) 
Van Keuren, b. July 1, 1827, Savona, N. Y. ; d. May 30, 1905, 
Freeland, Mich. In 1879, Mr. Sanford removed to Freeland, ^lich. 

They had four children. 

3658. Emelines, b. Oct. 26, 1850, Thurston, N. Y.; d. Mar. 1, 1869, Savona, 

N. Y. 

3659. + Nancy, b. Apr. 2, 1853; m. Daniel White. 
3660.+Warden V., b. Mar. 11, 1859; m. Nellie 'DonneU. 

3661. + Carrie, b. June 30, 1861; m. Patrick O'Connor. 

1539. DAVID D.' SANFORD {same descent as 1535) b. 
Nov. 27, 1827, Bath, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 2, 1866. Thurston, N. Y. ; m. 
Caroline, dau. of John and Eleanor Creveling, b. Jan. 17, 1830. 

They had three children, all born in Thurston, N. Y. 

3662. + Samuel Ps., b. Aug. 6, 1851; m. (1) Mary Bennett; m. (2) Martha 

Bidwell. 

3663. Seeley D., b. Mar. 19, 1854; d. Apr. 14, 1861, Thurston, N. Y. 

3664. Eleanor, b. July 16, 1856; d. July 22, 1886, Thurston, N. Y. 

1540. JOHN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1535) b. Dec. 
17, 1830, Bath, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 12, 1874 ; m. Mar. 29. 1853, Sophia, 
dau. of Robert Collier, b. Dec. 27, 1831, Bath, N. Y. 

They had two children. 



360 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3665.-|-Melviii8, b. Feb. 8, 1854; m. Jennie FoUansbee. 
3666.+ Warren, b. Sept. 21, 1860; dec; m. Eva Lyon. 

1541. THOMAS HALL^ SANPORD {Thomas 665, John 228, 
David 78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 4, 1796, in New 
Jersey ; d. Nov. 20, 1864, Savona, N. T. ; m. Matilda, dau. of Andrew 
Miller, b. Oct. 30, 1800, New Jersey; d. May 22, 1859, Bath, N. Y. 

They had eleven children, all born in Savona, N. Y. 

3667.+George8, b. Jan. 3, 1820; d. Dec. 27, 1862; m. Mary Orcutt. 
3668. Harriet, b. Sept. 1, 1821; d. Sept. 1, 1846, Savona, N. T.; unm. 
3669.+ John, b. Apr. 1, 1823; d. Nov. 26, 1907; m. Mary Bartholomew. 
3670.+Winiam, b. Nov. 4, 1825; d. 1863; m. Philinda Van Arnburg. 
3671.+Catherine, b. Nov. 24, 1826; d. May 24, 1874; m. David Schofield. 
3672.+Bradford, b. Nov. 10, 1827; d. July, 1880; m. Jane Tyler. 
3673. Charlotte, b. July 30, 1829; d. Aug. 18, 1846, Savona, N. Y.; unm. 
3674.+Mary Ann, b. Apr. 11, 1831; d. Mar. 24, 1892; m. William Heath. 
3675.+Morri3, b. Feb. 13, 1833; d. Nov. 13, 1906; m. (1) Martha Teachman; 
m. (2) Kathrine Kell. 

3676. Nancy, b. Jan. 16, 1835; m. David Bartholomew. 

3677. + Thomas Hall, Jr., b. Nov. 23, 1837; d. Mar. 25, 1904; m. Sarah "Wood. 

1543. JOSEPH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1541) b. 
Sept. 4, 1802 ; d. Sept. 4, 1876, Ortonville, Mich. ; m. Apr. 14, 1824, 
Hester, dau. of Daniel Douglass, of Scotland, b. Jan. 20, 1808 ; d. 
Sept. 30, 1865, Mt. Washington, N. Y. Buried in Savona, N. Y. 

They had ten children. 

3678.+Euniee8, b. Apr. 17, 1829; d. Feb. 13, 1859; m. William Bassett. 

3679. Nancie, b. Sept. 19, 1830; d. Aug. 30, 1857. 

3680.+Minerva, b. Dec. 29, 1833; m. Peter Battle. 

3681.+Emily, b. July 1, 1835; d. Sept. 10, 1852; m. John Marim. 

3682. Elisabeth, b. Mar. 12, 1837; d. July 19, 1840. 

36S3. + Miranda, b. May 29, 1839; d. May 28, 1908; m. Fitch Richmond. 

3684.+Benjaniin, b. Dec. 20, 1841; m. Caroline Howell. 

3685. David, b. Sept. 18, 1845; d. May 29, 1864 in a hospital from wounds 

received in the Civil War. 

3686. Jane, b. Sept. 3, 1846; d. Sept. 20, 1846. 

3687.+Judson C, b. May 27, 1848; d. Nov. 28, 1898; m. Gertrude Thompson. 

1544. NANCY^ SANFORD {John 666, John 228, David 78, 
Thom/is 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. 1796; m. 1815, John Schofield. 
They moved to Steuben Co., N. Y., and later to Townsend, N. Y. 

They had nine children. 

3688. Thomas' Schofield, d. in Savona, N. Y. 

3689. Sarah Schofield, d. in Urbana, N. Y. 

3690. David Schofield, d. in Urbana, N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 361 

3691. Elizabeth Schofield, d. in Barrington, N. Y. 

3692. Benjamin Schofield, d. in Townsend, N. T. 

3693. Lewis Schofield, d. in Townsend, N. Y. 

3694. Jonathan Schofield, d. in Townsend, N. Y. 

3695. Harriet Schofield, d. in Townsend, N. Y. ; m. Henry Wallus. 
3696.+Caroline Schofield, d. in Townsend, N. Y. ; m. Piper. 

1545. MARY (POLLY) ^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) 
b. June 3, 1799 ; m. Dec. 30, 1818, Benjamin Woodruff. 

They had nine children. 

3697.+Hannah As. Woodruff, b. Dec. 16, 1819; d. about 1879; m. Isaac 

Benedict. 
3698. Abigail E. Woodruff, b. June 23, 1822; d. Sept. 20, 1885; m. (1) 

Jan. 18, 1842, Daniel Benedict, d. Feb. 5, 1842-3; in. (2) Apr. 3, 

1847, Jeremiah Longwell. 
3699. 4- Hetty M. Woodruff, b. Mar. 30, 1824; d. Apr. 1890; m. George Jaynes. 
3700. + Alfred Sanford Woodruff, b. Dec. 27, 1826; d. 1S99; m. Serepta Prindle. 

3701. Adaline Woodruff, b. Jan. 18, 1829; d. Mar. 28, 1907, Devore, Ind. ; m. 

John Cool. 

3702. Harriet Woodruff, b. Oct. 22, 1830; d. Feb. 2, 1895, Devore, Ind.; unm. 

3703. Mary C. Woodruff, b. Nov. 16, 1832; d. about 1888, Hammondsport, 

N. Y. ; m. (1) Mar. 1852, James M. Longwell; m. (2) 1883, Henry 
Vangelder. 
3704.+Benjamin D. Woodruff, b. Nov. 5, 1836; d. Oct. 22, 1907; m. Mary 
Longwell. 

3705. + Sarah E. Woodruff, b. July 1, 1841; d. Sept. 23, 1895; m. James Glann. 

1546. ELIZABETH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) 
b. Aug., 1801; d. May 18, 1852, Hammondsport, N. Y.; m. 1823, 
Hezekiah Schofield. 

They had seven children. 

3706. John* Schofield, b. Nov. 1823; d. in infancy. 

3707.+Mary Ann Schofield, b. Mar. 14, 1825; d. Sept. 5, 1850; m. Benjamin 
Simmonds. 

3708. Lewis Schofield, b. May 22, 1827; d. Apr. 1863, Hammondsport, N. Y., 

m. 1854, Sarah Pierce, of Friendship, N. Y., dec; no children. 

3709. Sarah E. Schofield, b. May 22, 1830; d. Feb. 13, 1854, Mt. Washington, 

N. Y. ; m. Jan. 11, 1850, Henry Jacobus. They had a daughter born 
May 18, 1851, who married Manley Crookstone, of Wayne, N. Y. 

3710. Jeremiah Schofield, b. June 13, 1832; dec. 
371L Sanford Schofield, b. 1834; dec. 

3712.+Eebecca Schofield, b. Mar. 14, 1842; m. Samuel Wisson. 

1547. JOHN M.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) b. 
Feb. 20, 1803, Bergen Co., N. J. ; d. Mar. 4, 1832, Defiance, 0. ; m. 
(1) Mar. 24, 1830, Electa Cassity, d. Sept. 6, 1852; m. (2) Eliza- 



362 THE THOMAS SAJSTFOED FAMILY 

beth (Byron) Taylor; m. (3) Hannah (Anderson) Harpeson, d. 
Mar., 1901, in Michigan. At the age of eleven years Mr. Sanford 
moved with his parents to Tompkins Co., N. T. In the fall of 1827, 
he removed to Seneca Co., 0. 

He had fourteen children, the first three all born in Seneca, 
0., and the rest in Defiance, 0. 

3713. + Janes, b. Feb. 15, 1831; d. in Cherokee, Kan.; m. Peter Bryan. 
3714.+Eebecca, b. May 26, 1832; d. July 23, 1893; m. John Grant. 
3715. John, b. Jan. 10, 1S34; d. in Eushville, 111. 
3716.+Eliza Ann, b. Apr. 28, 1836; m. Samuel Vanvlerat. 
3717. Volney, b. Mar. 2, 1838; d. Apr. 1865, Springfield, 111. 
3718.+Andrew Jackson, b. Mar. 6, 1840; m. Rachel Eickner. 

3719. Susan, b. Jan. 6, 1842; d. in infancy. 

3720. Franklin, b. Feb. 14, 1843 ; d. young. 

3721. Cassius, b. Mar. 10, 1845; d. young. 
3722. 4- Electa, b. Dec. 17, 1849; m. Austin Wing. 

3723. Samuel, b. May 30, 1852; m. Anzonetta, dau. of Nathan Spencer; res. 

Defiance, Ohio. 
3724.+George, b. Feb. 19, 1855; m. (1) Julia Hahn; m. (2) Sarah (Williams) 

Crowfis. 
3725.+William Henry, b. Nov. 15, 1857; m. (1) Julia Spencer; m. (2) Sarah 

Eanes. 
3726.+Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1861; m. Jacob Craft. 

1548. HANNAH' SANFORD (same descent as 1544) d. in 
Kansas; m. James "Woodruff. They lived for a time in Norrh 
Urbana, N. Y., and then moved to Kansas. Mr. Woodruff and 
their seven sons were all in the Rebellion at the same time, he 
serving in the rebel army and they in the Union. 

They had nine children. 

3727. Aliens Woodruff. 

3728. Daniel Woodruff. 

3729. John Woodruff. 

3730. Francis Woodruff. 

3731. George Woodruff. 

3732. Polk Woodruff, 

3733. David Woodruff. 

3734. Sarah Woodruff. 

3735. Julia Woodruff. 

1549. DAVID' SANFORD {same descent as 1544) b. Oct., 
1807, in N. J.; d. Sept., 1893, Bath, N. Y. ; m. Samantha, dau. of 
John Lyon, b. Oct., 1809, Parsippany, N. J. ; d. Sept., 1890, Bath, 
N. Y. 

They had three children. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 363 



3736. Georges, b. Jan. 26, 1833, Newark, N. J.; d. Sept. 1854, Elgin, 111. 
3737.+ Ann Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1837; d. Oct. 21, 1907; m. Wmiam Harrison. 
3738. + Sarah, b. Feb. 13, 1839; m. (1) Clarence Brundage; m. (2) William 
Wheeler. 

1550. ANDREW^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) b. 
Dec. 11, 1810, Pompton, N. J.; d. May, 1902, Reedtown. 0.; m. 
Jan. 14, 1836, Eliza Ann Shriner, b. 1820 ; d. Jan. 14, 1890, Reed- 
town, 0. Mr. Sanford was a man of excellent principles, upright 
and honest in all his dealings. He had rare .iudgment, was large- 
hearted and generous, always ready to aid those in trouble. He 
was a faithful member of the Omar Baptist Church which Deacon 
Sanford founded. 

They had eight children, all born in Reedtown, 0. 

3739.+ Johns, b. Jan. 25, 1838; d. Aug. 22, 1906; m. Eliza Mellen. 
3740.+Benjamin, b. Mar. 6, 1840; d. May 17, 1908; m. Frances Lanning. 
3741. + Eliza, b. Nov. 3, 1842; d. Oct. 13, 1892; m. Eobert Wilkinson. 
3742.+David, b. Nov. 1, 1845; d. Apr. 9, 1883; m. Margaret McKibben. 
3743.+Sarah Rebecca, b. Sept. 28, 1847; d. July 27, 1897; m. Silas Anway. 

3744. Hannah Jane, d. young. 

3745. Andrew, d. young. 

3746. Anson, b. Mar. 22, 1855; d. Aug. 8, 1908, Trenton, Ga.; unm. Mr. 

Sanford was a telegraph operator. 

1551. REBECCA' SANFORD {same descent as 1544) b. 
Dec. 11, 1810, Pompton, N. J.; d. Nov. 20, 1893, Milo, N. Y. ; m. 
1832, Orin Longwell, b. July 10, 1807, Sussex Co., N. J. ; d. Apr. 
29, 1867, Milo, N. Y. 

They had three children, all born in Bath, N. Y. 

3747. Davids Longwell, b. Jan. 8, 1834; d. Mar. 12, 1845, Bath, N. T. 

3748. Mary Longwell, b. May 13, 1836; d. Sept. 26, 1900, Tryone, N. Y.; 

m. 1864, Lyman Cronkrite. 

3749. + Andrew Longwell, b. June 9, 1840; m. Rebecca Miller. 

1552. THOMAS' SANFORD {same descent as 1544) d. in 
Mt. Washington, N. Y. ; m. Jane Scott. 

Tiey had three children, all bom in Mt. Washington, N. Y. 

3750. + Johns, b. Sept. 25, 1835; d. May 6, 1909; m. Sarah Schofield. 

3751. David, m. Amanda Bailey; no children. 

3752. + Thoma3, m. Rosanna Lockwood, 

1553. SARAH ANN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) 
b. May 14, 1815, Mt. Washington, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 16, 1899, Juanita, 



364 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

4 

Neb.; m. Jan. 1, 1834, James C. Vanhouten, b. in Urbana, N. Y. ; 
d. Apr. 24, 1889, Juanita, Neb., ag. 76 years, 8 mos. 
T^ey had nine children. 

3753. Fanny As. Vanhouten, b. May 20, 1836, Urbana, N. Y.; m. Aug. 30, 

1865, John H. Abrams, b. in Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; d. May 7, 1903, 
Benton Harbor, Mich., ag. 71. No children. Ties. Cr«wn Point, Ind. 

3754. Nancy Jane Vanhouten, b. Mar. 17, 1838, Urbana, N. Y.; d. Oct. 11, 

1871, Crown Point, Ind.; m. Dec. 1, 1859, Rodman H. "Wells. No 

children. 
3755.4-Sarah Ann Vanhouten, b. Jan. 29, 1840; d. Sept. 5, 1906; m. CoggshaU 

Wall. 
3756.+EmUy Vanhouten, b. Aug. 29, 1843; d. Feb. 15, 1907; m. Rodman Wells. 
3757.+ John Ralph Vanhouten, b. in Seneca Co., O. ; d. Jan. 3, 1909; m. 

Josephine Chapman. 
3758.+Lorena Ellen Vanhouten, b. July 22, 1848; m. (1) Henry Culby; m. (2) 

William Spade. 
3759. Mary Elizabeth Vanhouten, b. Apr. 13, 1851, Seneca County, O. ; d. Apr. 

19, 1855. 
3760.+Hannah Eliza Vanhouten, b. Nov. 18, 1852; m. Henry Savery. 
3761. + Carrie AdaJlne VanHouten, b. Sept. 23, 1858; d. Jan. 12, 1909; m. 

John Maxon. 

1554. EPHRAIM^ SANFORD {same descent as 1544) b. 
June 10, 1817 ; d. Jan. 2, 1882, Penn Yan, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 29, 1841, 
Betsey, dan. of Joseph Crawford, b. Jan. 9, 1822, Seneca, N. Y. , 
d. Dec. 2, 1892, Penn Yan, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were Pioneers of Steuben County, N. Y. 
They became residents of Milo, N. Y., about 1861. 

They had six children, all bom in Urbana, N. Y. 

3762.+Sarah Anns, b. Aug. 12, 1843; m. John King. 

3763. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1847; d. Sept. 22, 1902, in Kansas; m. William 

Carmichael. No children. Mrs. Carmichael was a graduate of Ann 
Arbor University, Mich. 

3764. John b. Jan. 28, 1849; unm. Res. Penn Yan, N. Y. 
3765.+Warren, b. Mar. 31, 1851; d. Aug. 4, 1901; m. Ida Miller. 
3766. _(. Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1854; m. Mary Hewitt. 

3767. William H,, b. Aug. 30, 1858; unm. Resided in Arizona. 

1559. JAMES^ SANFORD {David 668, John 228, David 78, 
Thomas 12, Ezelciel 2, Thomas 1) m. Harriet, dau. of Elder Wall. 
His father gave him 160 acres of land in Reed township, 0., and he 
built a house and lived there. Later he sold to Samuel Miller, 

They had five children. 

3768. Marys. 

3769. Charlotte, married, had four children. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 365 



3770. Salina, dec. Was a teacher in Morrisonville, HI. 

3771. Thomas James, educated at Shurtliff College, Alton, 111. He studied 

two years for the ministry and later entered the law business, 
practicing in TaylorviUe and Morrisonville, 111. He edited the 
Taylorville Journal for some time. Is married and lives in Oklahoma. 

3772. Harriet (Hallie), m. C. M. Wilcox. Ees., Strahm, Kan. 

1561. PETER' SANFORD {Gamaliel 669, John 228, David 
78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. July 13, 1806, Caldwell, 
N. J.; d. Dec. 19, 1875; m. Feb. 15, 1827, Rhoda Coonrod. 

They had two children, born in Newark, N. J. 

3773. Hannah Marias, b. Dec. 10, 1831; d. 1852; m. Rodman Baccus of 

Corning, N. Y. 
3774.-)_David P., b. Oct. 13, 1833; m. Elizabeth Crane. 

1565- JOHN' SANFORD {same descent as 1561) b. Apr. 
12, 1814, Caldwell, N. J. ; d. Sept. 2, 1866 ; m. Harriet A. Wilson. 
They had three children, all bom in Dover, N. J. 

3775.+ James V.s, b. Nov. 6, 1837; m. (1) Lucy Fish; m. (2) Mary Snow. 

3776. + George B., b. Aug. 19, 1839; m. Sophia Spur. 

3777. + Eliza Jane., b. Aug. 5, 1842; m. Joseph Cornell. 

1566. ELIZA JANE' SANFORD {same descent as 1561) b. 
July 17, 1817, Caldwell, N. J. ; d. Nov. 11, 1893, Newark, N. J. ; m. 
Dec. 31, 1839, Joh« Joline Ross. 

They had ten children, all born in Newark, N. J. 

3778. Jotai Jolines Eoss, Jr., d. Mar. 29, 1841, Newark, N. J. 

3779. David Sanford Eoss, d. May 10, 1842, Newark, N. J. 

3780 Jessie Elizabeth Eoss, unm. Ees., Newark, N. J. 

3781 John Joline Eoss, m. June, 1906, Gertrude Coventry. Ees., London, Eng. 
3782'. Peter Sanford Eoss, m. Feb. 10, 1870, Emma Kate VanCourt. Ees., 

Newark, N. J. 
3783 Samuel Diety Eoss, d. Feb. 24, 1857, Newark, N. J. 
3784. George Hamilton Eoss, d. July 8, 1854, Newark, N. J. 
3785 4-Mary Eoss, m. Edward Colyer. 

3786.+Eliza Jane Eoss, d. Aug. 16, 1898; m. Jeremiah Cobb. 
3787. + Gertrude Estelle Eoss, m. William Eoss. 

1567 BENJAMIN' SANFORD {same descent as 1561) b. 
May 15 i82fl,- Caldwell, N. J.; d. Jan. 21, 1902, Newark, N. J ; m. 
Sept. 19, 1844, Esther Damon, b. Aug. 23, 1819, EUzabeth, N. J.; 
d. Oct. 22, 1899, Newark, N. J. - 

They had five children, all born in Newark, N. J. 



366 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3788.+GamaUels, b. July 26, 1845; d. Mar. 7, 1894; m. Eachel Hopper. 

3789. EUzabeth D., b. Aug. 3, 1847; m. July 23, 1869, Joseph Eeock. No 

children. Ees., Newark, N. J. 

3790. Mary G., b. Jan. 15, 1854; unm. 

3791. Harriet C, b. Dec. 14, 1857; unm. 
3792.+Tillie E., b. May 30, 1859; m. Isaac Williamson. 

1568. HANNAH MAEIA' SANPORD {same descent as 
1561) b. Aug. 9, 1822, Caldwell, N. J.; m. John Vinson. Res., 
Newark, N. J. 

They had four children, all bom in Newark, N. J. 

3793. Franks Vinson, m. Eva Barrett. 

3794. Joseph Yinson, m. Corrinne Lyle. 

3795. Ida Vinson, m. "Prescott Lazerous". 

3796. John Vinson, jr., m. (1) Harriet Taik; m. (2) Dora Taik. Ees., 

Newark, N. J. 

1570. JOSEPH BOARD^ SANFORD {same de'.cent as 
1561) b. iMar. 22, 1831, Caldwell, N. J.; d. July 4, 1906, Newark, 
N. J. ; m. Margaret J., dau. of Bernard Talbort Cummings, of 
Dublin, Ireland. Res., Newark, N. J. Mr. Sanford received his 
education in the public schools of Newark, N. J. At the age of 
18, he went to California and was occupied in gold mining for 
about two years. He was among the first to employ Chinese labor 
and one of the Pioneers in hydraulic mining. Hearing reports of 
the excellent mining in Australia, he went from California there, 
where he lived fourteen years. He not only carried on mining 
in a large way but did considerable contracting work on the con- 
struction of highways for the English government. He was mar- 
ried in Australia about the close of the Civil War and returned to 
America in 1872. In 1875, he went into business with his brother 
Peter, one of the largest contractors of his day. In 1881, he 
removed from the vessel in which it came the famous Egyptian 
obelisk and placed it in Central Park in New York City. 

They had one child. 

3797. Mary Cecilias, b. in Australia; m. Michael Shanley. 

1571. CATHERINE R.' SANFORD {Joseph 670, John 228, 
David 78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 16, 1808; m. 
John Terhune. 

They had five children. 

3798. Matilda* Terhune. 

3799. Walter Terhune. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 367 



3800. Josephine Terhune. 

3801. John Terhune. 

3802. Anna Terhune. 

1573. SARAH^ SANFORD (same descent as 1571) b. Feb. 
3, 1813 ; d. July, 1891, Florida, N. Y. ; m. Warren H. Anway. 
They had four children, all born in Newark, N. J. 

3803.+ Jessies Anwaj, d. 1905; m. Rev. Elijah Burnett. 

3804. Joseph D. Anway, res. Chicago, 111. 

3805. Warren Franklin Anway, d. 1868, Unionville, N. T. 
3806.4-Wilmore Anway, m. Clara Huson. 

1575. JOHN WESSELS' SANFORD {same dcsc&nt as 
1571), b. May 26, 1818, West Milford, N. J.; d. Oct. 30, 1887, 
Newark, N. J.; m. Mar. 30, 1843, Estella C, dau. of James and 
Lucy (Marsh) Capen Blodett, of Brimfield, Mass., b. 1820, Cats- 
kill," N. Y. ; d. Aug. 5, 1894, Newark, N. J. 

They had nine children. 

3807. Jane EUzabeths, b. Apr. 16, 1844, "West Milford, N. J.; d. Oct., 1848, 

West Milford, N. J. 

3808. Henrietta Isabel, b. Jan. 26, 1846, Newark, N. J.; unm. Has furnished 

the data for her branch of the family. Res., Newark, N. J. 

3809. John Wessels, Jr., b. Nov. 26, 1847, West MUford, N. J.; d. Sept. 17, 

1893, Montclair, N. J.; m. Sarah, dau. of Mrs. John King of 

Montclair, N. J. 
3810.+ James Joseph, b. July 10, 1849; m. Eliza Castles. 
3811.+Mary Frances, b. Mar. 27, 1851; m. Robert Laroe. 

3812. Byron, b. Apr. 27, 1853, West Milford, N. J.; d. Apr. 20, 1855, Sau- 

gerties, N. Y. 

3813. + Milton Juan, b. June 30, 1855; m. Emma Sage. 

3814. Henry Herbert, b. May 21, 1858, Pompton Plains, N. J.; d. Jan. 22, 

1885, Newark, N. J. 
3815.+Winfield Scott, b. Oct. 23, 1860; m. Carrie Pevey. 

1576. MARY ANNA' SANFORD {same descent as 1571) 
b. Sept. 5, 1820 ; m. Avey. 

They had three children. 

3816. Josephs Avey. 

3817. Frank Avey. 

3818. William Avey. 

1577. JAMES R.' SANFORD {same descent as 1571) b. 
Aug. 2. 1823 ; m. May 29, 1850, Mary A. Dingwell. 

They had three children. 



368 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

3819. WilUam8, b. 1851; dec. 

3820. Anna M., b. Aug. 29, 1853; m. July 8, 1886, Franklyn E. Van Ness. 

No children. 
3821.+Dayid J., b. Jan. 30, 1855; m. Eose Ambs. 

1580. IVIAKGARET' WESSELS (Hannah 671, John 228, 
David 78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 20, 1817, Ring- 
wood Furnace, N. J.; d. Apr. 3, 1864, Pompton, N. J. ; m Jan. 2, 
1839, Jacob Berry, b. in Pompton Plains, N. J. ; d. in Pompton 
Plains, N. J. 

They had nine children, all born in Pompton Plains, N. J. 

3822. John Wesselgs Berry, b. Nov. 12, 1839; unm. Ees., Jersey City, N. J. 
3823.-|-Sarah Berry, b. Nov. 5, 1841; m. Nicholas Vreeland. 

3824. Jacob Livingston Berry, b. Jan. 21, 1845; d. Jan., 1903, in Cal. ; umn. 

3825. Mary Louisa Berry, b. Sept. 14, 1847 ; d. Feb. 10, 1852, Pompton Plains, 

N. J. 

3826. Edwin Berry, b. Apr. 20, 1851; unm. 

3P27. Martin Berry, b. Apr. 20, 1851; m. Dec. 12, 1895, Florence Smith. 

No children. Ees., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
3828. -(-Anna Berry, b. Mar. 15, 1854; m. William Leigh. 

3829. Peter Berry, b. Apr. 27, 1856; d. Nov. 1, 1873, Pompton Plains, N. J. 

3830. Theodore Elsworth Berry, b. Feb. 2, 1858; d. Aug. 18, 1876, Pompton 

Plains, N. J. 

1581. REBECCA^ WESSELS {same descent as 1580) b. 
Oct. 11, 181,S, Ringwood Furnace, N. J.; d. June 20, 1849, Pomp- 
ton, N. J. ; m. Jan. 8, 1845, Major William Colfax, d. in Pompton, 
N. J. 

They had one child. 
3 831.-1- George "Washingtons Colfax, b. June 19, 1846; m. Nettie Post. 

1582. MARY ELIZA^ WESSELS {same descent as 1580) 
b. Dec. 23, 1821, Ringwood Furnace, N. J. ; d. Oct. 6, 1904, Pomp- 
ton, N. J.; m. Nov. 4, 1851, Rev. Abraham G. Ryerson. 

They had two children, born in Wyckoff, N. J. 

3832. -f Mary Adelaide' Eyerson, b. Mar. 8, 1853; m. C. E. Charles. 
3833. Wessels Eyerson, b. June 28, 1860; m. June 18, 1884, Nannie Louisa 
Baker. No children. Ees., N. Y. C. 

1583. RACHEL ANN^ WESSELS {same descent as 1580) 
b. Sept. 8, 1827, Ringwood Furnace, N. J. ; d. Dec. 3, 1907, Pomp- 
ton, N. J.; m. June 12, 1861, Benjamin Carley, b. Oct. 27, 1828, 
Sussex, Eng. Res., Pompton, N. J. 

They had one child. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 369 



3834. John Wesseiss Carlej, b. Oct. 18, 1862, Pompton Plains, N. J.; d. May 

23, 1S63, Pompton Plains, N. J. 

1585. GAMALIEL' BRUEiN {Mary 673, John 228, David 
78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thamas 1) b. July 22, 1797; d Oct. 16, 
1876; m. (1) Oct. 31, 1818, Ann Parsells, b. May 20, 1798, in 
Wales; d. Feb. 13, 18 f2; m. (2) Mrs. Mary Lewis. 

He had six children by first marriage. 

3835. Charles Gilmores Bruen, b. Dec. 15, 1819; d. Jan. 15, 1821. 

3836. Samuel Bruen, b. Jan. 15, 1822; d. July 15, 1822. 

3837.+ John Bruen, b. Mar. 31, 1824; d. Nov. 10, 1854; m. Emily Birdsey. 
3838.+David Sanford Bruen, b. June 16, 1826; d. Apr. 20, 1907; m. Anna 

Ulrich. 
3839. Charles Compton Bruen, b. Dec. 30, 1829; d. July 30, 1844, in Ohio. 
3840. 4- Catherine Elizabeth Bruen, b. Aug. 13, 1832; m. John Ashley. 

1586. JAMES' BRUEN {same descent as 1585) d. ab. 1832, 
in N. Y. ; m. June 11, 1814, Rachel Quemau,. d. ag. 57. She was 
removed to Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1875. 
Both were of Passaic, N. J. 

They had three children. 

3841. Eebeccas Bruen, d. Mar. 16, 1817, ag. 2 yrs. 6 mos. 
3842.4- Rebecca Bruen, d. May 26, 1899; m. Francis "Williams. 
3843.+Hannah Bruen, m. Hiram Russell. 

1587. REBECCA' BRUEN {same descent as 15S5) d. Mar. 
25, 1880, ag. 79; m. Mar. 5, 1820, John Estell. Both were of 
Pequanae, N. J. 

They had three children. 

3844. Noahs Estell, d. Oct. 18, 1898, ag. 71; unm. 

3845. Mary Estell, m. Frank Dunham. 

3846. Joseph Estell. 

1588. DAVID' BRUEN {same descent as 1585) b. 1803; d. 
in So. Norwalk, Ct. ; m. 1822, Harriet Minuse. 

They had two children, born in New York City. 

3847.+Mary Anns Bruen, b. 1824; m. Gen. Nelson Taylor. 

3848. David Bruen, Jr., b. 1826 ; d. at Fair Oaks in the Rebellion. 

1590. MARIA' BRUEN {same descent as 1585) d. in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ; m. 1819, Samuel Jones. 

They had two children, born in Philadelphia, Pa. 

(«) 



370 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

3849.+Su9an8 Jones, b. Oct. 2, 1824; d. Sept. 27, 1878; m. George Benjamin. 

3850. Samuel Jones, supposed to have been drowned at sea. 

1591. ABRAM BRANT^ BRUEN {same descent as 1585) d. 
Aug. 14, 1S45, Sag Harbor, N. Y., ag. 35; m. Jane . 

They had one child. 

3851. Georges Bruen, went to war and returned. 

1592. JOSEPH' BRUEN {same descent as 1585) d. Nov. 1, 
1860, in N. Y., ag. 47 ; m. Ann, dau. of Richard Williams, b. in 
N. Y. C. ; d. Dee. 23, 1880, Jersey City, N. J., ag. 64. 

They had five children. 

3852.+ Jane Marys Bruen, d. Apr. 18, 1880, ag. 42; m. Capt. Isaac Chadwick. 

3853. Samuel Francis Bruen, d. Jan. 10, 1841, ag. 9 mo. 

3854. Joseph Francis Bruen, d. Dec. 22, 1860, ag..l8. 
3855.+Eichard Bruen, d. Oct. 21, 1871, ag. 26; m. Josephine Burr. 

3856. Ella Bruen, b. 1851, N. Y. C; m. July 10, 1883, Clifford Sicklemore. 

Ees., Jersey City, N. J. 

1593. :VL1RCUS' BRUEN {same descent as 1585) d. 1849; 
m. Margaret Van Velsor. 

They had one child. 

3857. Samuels Bruen. 

1601. DAVID^ SANFORD {James 676; Ephraim 229, David 

78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, TJiomas 1) d. in Wayne, N. Y. ; m. . 

They had one child. 

3858.+Sarah3, m. Bedell. 

1603. IRENA" SANFORD {same descent as 16G1) d. in 
Wayne, N. Y. ; m. George Lord. 

They had one child. 

3859. + Sarah3 Lord, m. Wilbur. 

1604. RUSSELL^ SANFORD {same descent as 1601) b. 
Nov. 15, 1822; d. in Wayne, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 30, 1847, Laura K, 
dau. of Peter and Sally (Wilbur) Chapman, b. Apr. 1, 1826. They 
resided on the old homestead in Wayne, N. Y. 

They liad two children. 

3860.-(-Emma Rosalindas, b. May 10, 1850 ; m. John Bailey. 
3861.+Mary Emily, b. May 21, 1853; m. Marsena Knapp. 




GEORGE W. SAXFORD 
No. 1633 




SONS OF FERDINAND VAN DERVEER SANFORD 

John Alden Sanford Ferdinand Doan Sanford Winthrop Sanford 

No. 8048 No. 8046 No. 8049 

William Wendower Sanford 

No. 805« 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 371 



1607. ABRAM" SANFORD {Mathew 678, Ezra 230, David 
78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) m. Jaxie Ryerson. 

They had three children. 

3862. Georges, b. 1830. 

3863.+ John, b. June 15, 1840; m. Sarah Hunt. 

3864. Hester Ann. 

1608. EZRA" SANFORD {same descent as 1607) b. 1798, 
West Milford, N. J. ; d. Dec. 12, 1883, West Milford, N. J. ; m. 
Mary Acn Crowel, b. 1807, Newark, N. J. ; d. 1849, Trenton, N. J.^ 

They had ten children. 

3865. + Edward Crowels, b. July 21, 1825; d. Oct. 24, 1902; m. (1) Martha 

Doughty; m. (2) Cornelia Falyn. 
3866. -f- Hannah, b. Aug. 7, 1826; d. Aug. 23, 1877; m. James Christie. 
3867.+Catherine, b. Mar. 14, 1830; m. William Montrose. 
3868.+Matthew F., b. May 29, 1832; m. Phebe Wood. 
3869. 4- James C, b. Nov. 28, 1834; d. Sept. 17, 1866; m. Mary Briggs. 
3870. Sarah. 
3871.+John Crowel, b. Sept. 20, 1840; m. Gertrude Heinzer. 

3872. Mary. 

3873. Martha Doughty, b. Aug. 18, 1847; d. Aug. 5, 1899. 

3874. William, b. 1849; d. 1882. 

1609. MATHEW^ SANFORD {same descent as 1607) b. 
Nov. 12, 1804, Moe, N. J.; d. Apr. 6, 1886, Moe, N. J.; m. Oct. 13, 
1834. Elizabeth Long, b. Sept. 7, 1811, Patersoa, N. J. ; d Dec. 24, 
1883, Cohoes, N. Y. 

They had eight children, all except Catherine born at Moe. N. J. 

3875.+Catherine8, b. July 23, 1835, Stanhope, N. J.; m. James Weeden. 

3876. Ephraim H., b. May 13, 1837; d. May 23, 1872; m. Margaret Medavit. 

3877. Collins, b. May 27, 1839; d. Apr. 27, 1904; m. 1861, Phebe Pierson. 

No children. 
3S78.+John C , b. Sept. 30, 1841; d. Mar. 23, 1904; m. (1) Elizabeth Briggs; 

m. (2) Luella Parker. 
3879. 4- William W., b. Jan. 15, 1844; m. Almeda Buddy. 
3880. Charles C, b. Sept. 10, 1846; m. Elizabeth Connor. No children. He 

is at National Soldiers' Home in Tennessee. 
3881.+Patience, b. Oct. 21, 1849; m. James Barclay. 
3882.+Mary Ann, b. July 25, 1853; m. Valentine Meehan. 

1620. JESSE J.^ HAUSE {Esther 682, Ezra 230, David 78, 
Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. June 23, 1808; m. Feb. 2, 1827, 
Sally A. Swarthout, b. Sept. 2, 1807. 

They had sis children. 



372 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

3S83. William R.s Hauae, b. Feb. 11, 1828; m. Sept. 18, 1851, Louise J. Munn. 

3884. Esther J. Hause, b. July 25, 1830; d. Jan. 19, 1875; m. Nov. 1, 1848, 

Gordon B. Bentley. 

3885. Ealph S. Hause, b. Feb. 6, 1833; d. July 3, 1860; m. Oct. 1, 1855, 

Margaret Ann Ball. 

3886. Silas K. Hause, b. Jan. 23, 1837; d. Aug. 18, 1879; m. Dec. 5, 1865, 

Emma Tong. 

3887. Robert F. Hause, b. Sept. 25, 1839; m. Mar. 29, 1863, Mary Jane 

CogsweU. 

3888. Horace H. Hause, b. Nov. 28, 1842; d. Feb. 5, 1871; m. Nov. 28, 1865, 

Mary Ann Tong. 

1630. URIAH TERRY^ SANFORD {Ezra 685, Ezra 230, 
David 78, Thomas 12, Ezekiel 2, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 29, 1815, War- 
wick, N. Y.; d. May 9, 1863, m. Dec. 14, 1841, Mary .,\nn Van 
Duzer. 

They had two children bom in Warwick, N. Y. 

3889. -I- Sidney H.s, b. Aug 31, 1847; d. Dec. 12, 1905; m. Hannah Wright. 
3890.-|-Milton Lee, b. Sept. 12, 1850; m. Annie Welling. 

1631. HESTER ANN' SANFORD {same descent as 1630) 
b. May 24, 1818, Warwick, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 6, 1886 ; m. Jan. 10, 1837, 
George W. Price. 

They had eight children. 

3891.4-Ann E.s Price, b. Oct. 16, 1838; d. Jan., 1893; m. James Watkins. 

3892.+Emily A. Price, b. Apr. 28, 1840; m. James Hawkins. 

3893. George S. Price, b. May 5, 1844; m. Feb. 13, 1867, Elizabeth Seely. 

No children. 
3894.+Mary Adeline Price, b. Apr. 23, 1846; m. Albert Galloway. 
3895.-J-Jacob M. Price, b. Feb. 3, 1848; m. Helen Fay. 
3896.+ Julia H. Price, b. July 9, 1849; d. Apr. 15, 1887; m. E. C. Gabriel. 
3897.+Eva I. Price, b. May 20, 1852; d. Oct. 12, 1881; m. W. R. Comer. 
3898.+ James L. Price, b. Feb. 23,. 1858; d. Dec. 25, 1903; m. M. Jennie 

Hawkins. 

1633. GEORGE W.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1630) b. 
Nov. 5, 1821, Warwick, N. Y.; d. Jan. 6, 1900, Warwick, N. Y. ; 
ra. Jan. 28, 1847, Frances A, Baird, b. Apr. 15, 1827, Warwick, 
N. Y. Mr. Sanford was of sturdy stock, his father and mother 
having celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary and he and his 
wife having passed their golden milestone. He was one of the 
organizers and directors of the First National Bank, a promoter 
and director of the Warwick Valley R. R., siibseqiiently a director 
of its successor, the Lehigh and Hudson River R. R. He was the 
first and continuous president of the Warwick Cemetery Associa- 




WILLIAM MOORE SAXFORD 
No. 1635 



EIGHTH GENERATION Z72 



tion from its organization in 1867 to the time of his death. He 
was a successful farmer and financier, having dealt for many years 
in municipal and other bonds. A man of excellent business judg- 
ment and sagacity, of calm and equable disposition, with a quiet 
vein of humor, hospitable and charitable, never speaking ill of any 
one nor allowing any of his children to do so. A few years after 
his death his children erected, in his memory a fine public fountain 
in Warwick, bearing the inscription, "Sanford Memorial Foun- 
tain." 

They had eight children, all born in Warwick, N. Y. 

3899.+Lansmg Haights, b. Oct. 18, 1847; d. Sept. 23, 1900; m. (1) Mary 
Cooper; m. (2) Nellie Murdock. 

3P00. Nathaniel Baird, b. July 4, 1850; d. 1851, Warwick, N. Y. 

3901. Ezra, b. Nov. 9, 1854; d. Jan. 2, 1855, Warwick, N. T. 

3902. -f- Ferdinand Van Derveer, b. Apr. 19, 1856; m. Eowena Herrick. 

3903. George Alden, b. Nov. 30, 1858; m. (1) Feb. 23, 1887, Sarah E. Gouldy, 
d. July 5, 1897; m. (2) May 25, 1907, Helen E. Gillespie. Mr. 
Sanford has been for twenty years identified with the work of the 
Young Men 's Christian Association in and about N. Y. C. Was in 
charge of the Army Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Wycoff with fifteen 
assistants during the Spanish War. He organized the Army Y. M. 
C. A. work at Governor 's Island, Fort Wadsworth, Fort Hamilton, 
Port Schuyler, Fort Wood and New York Harbor, and is at present 
the executive officer of the Army Y. M. C. A. at these points. 

3904.+Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1861. 

3905.+John Wheeler, b. May 13, 1864; m. Bertha Furman. 

3906. -f Francis Baird, b. Oct. 30, 1871; m. Sarah Welling. 

1635. WILLIAM MOORE' SANFORD (same descent as 
1630) b. Aug. 22, 1827, Warwick, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 17, 1887, Warwick, 
N.Y. ; m. Oct. 15, 1856, Sarah Burt, b. Jan. 29, 1832, Warwick, N. Y. 

He was eduacetd at Michigan University, then with his father 
in the milling and tanning business ; elected three times as Super- 
intendent of the Poor of Orange Co., N. Y. ; director of the Chester 
Bank and interested in educational work. 

They had eight children, all born in Warwick, N. Y. 

3907 ; James Everett^, b. Jan. 21, 1859. 
3908. -(-Charles V., b. Dec. 12, 1860; m. Julia Prior. 
3909.-|-Mary Burt, b. Jan. 27, 1863; m. Frank Durland. 
39"10.-fEzra T, b. Feb. 26, 1865; m. Anna Feagles. 
3911.+AdelLne, b. Oct. 21, 1867; m. WOliam WeUing. 
3912. -I- William M., b. Dec. 16, 1868; m. Julia Burt. 

3913. Sarah, b. May 21, 1870; d. Sept. 28, 1870. 

3914. Emily, b. Sept. 17, 1872 ; m. Oct. 31, 1899, Abram M. Reynolds, b. Dec. 

1, 1869, Newark, N. J. 



374 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1637. PIERSON EZEA' SANFORD {same descent as 
1630) b. Aug. 25, 1832, Warwick, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 17, 1855, Anna 
Scott, dau. of the late Stephen A. Burt of Bellvale, N. Y. 

Mr. Sanford was bom in the same house where he resides and 
which he still owns. His father, the late Ezra Sanford, lived here 
before him for thirty years. The house was built before the Revo- 
lution, in 1773, and is one of the landmarks of the town, having 
been built by Gen. John Hathom, a Revolutionary soldier and a 
member of the First Congress of the United States. 

Mr. . Sanford was educated in the district school, and after- 
wards spent a year in a school at West Poxiltney, Vt. 

He has always been a farmer. In 1862, he engaged in the 
milk business in the city of New York, and has been ever since 
engaged in the same, being one of the oldest milk producers and 
dealers known in the trade. He was elected a director of the 
First National Bank of Warwick in 1874, and has ever since been 
a member of the board. He is now and has been for many years 
the Vice-President of this bank. In politics, Mr. Sanford has 
always been a Republican of independent proclivities. He has 
never been an office seeker, nor held a single public office. In 
1906, he donated to the village of Warwick a handsome town clock. 
He has been an active and progressive farmer and business man 
for over 60 years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford have celebrated their golden wedding 
and five anniversaries since. 
They had three children. 

3915. -{-Paulines, b. July 21, 1S56; m. (1) Fred Bradner; m.' (2) Dr. 

William W. Wendover. 
391G. Ezra, b. Oct. 17, 18.57; d. July 4, 1874. 

3917. Edward Burt, b. Mar. 12, 1865. He resides with his parents and 

is a practicing lawyer in N. T. City. 

1638. ABIGAIL" SANFORD {same descent as 1630) b. 
Nov. 5, 1836, Warwick, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 11, 1861, John P. Gabriel. 

They had one child. 

3918. Elizabeth A.s Gabriel, b. Nov. 7, 1863, Watkins, N. Y.; d. Dec. 8, 1893. 

1639. EMILY' SANFORD {same descent as 1630) b. Dec. 
25, 1838, Warwick, N. Y. ; m. (1) Mar. 13, 1861, Lee Cleveland, 




PIERSON E. SANFORD 
No. 1637 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 375 



d. Dec. 12, 1861; m. (2) Oct. 2, 1867, Adrian Tuttle, b. Dec. 28 

is;-;5. 

She had three children by second marriage. 

3919. Daniel S.s Tuttle, b. Apr. 8, 1869; d. Aug. 11, 1899; m. Sept. 12, 1895, 

Wilheknene Newman. No children. 

3920. Adelfne Tuttle, b. Jan. 9, 1871. 

3921. Adrian Tuttle, b. Apr. 8, 1876. 

1640. FILBERT LEANDER^ WRIGHT, D. D. S. {Harvey 
693, Joseph 238, Joseph 87, Hannah 17, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. 
Nov. 18, 1816; d. Oct. 2, 1886; m. Dec. 31, 1848, Sabrina Hamet, 
dau. of Zebulon Merrill, of Nepaug, Ct., b. Mar. 24, 1824; d. July 
19, 1903. Resided in Bristol, Ct. 

They had three children. 

3922. Florence Esther? Wright, b. Jan. 9, 1850; m. July 2, 1884, Wilfred 

Fogg. Ees., Bristol, Ct. 
3923.+Frank MerrHl Wright, b. July 30, 1854; d. Nov. 11, 1888; m. Carrie 
Burgess. 

3924. + Wilbur Leslie Wright, b. July 18, 1856; m. NeUie Hobart. 

1641. JULIUS" WRIGHT {same descent as 1640) b. Mar. 
23, 1821, Bristol, Ct. ; d. ab. 1902, Bristol, Ct. ; m. Jane, dau. of 
Abijah Wright, of Richford, Vt., b. Feb. 24, 1828 ; d. Mar. 4, 1895, 
Bristol, Ct. Mr. Wright was a life long maker of clock wcrks 

They had four children. 

3925. Nellie E.s Wright, b. Aug. 12, 1852. 

3926. Harriet Esther Wright, b. Nov. 27, 1854; d. Jan. 18, 1859. 

3927. Julia Mary Wright, b. Mar. 12, 1857; d. Dec. 31, 1S58. 

3928. Henry Clarence Wright, b. Jan. 13, 1867; m. Florence Tuttle. Res., 

Bristol, Ct. 

1642. BEiNJAMIN FRANKLIN^ WRIGHT {same descent 
as 1640) b. Aug. 25, 1834, Bristol, Ct. ; d. Mar. 9, 1895, Collins- 
ville, Ct. ; m. Eliza A. Brown, of Twinsburg, 0., d. Nov. 8, 1869, 
Canton Ct., ag 31 years. 

They had two children. 

3929. Hattie I.s Wright, b. July 21, 1862, Southington, Ct.; m. Jeremiah P. 

Hosford. 

3930. Addie T. Wright, b. Aug. 2, 1864, Canton, Ct. ; m. Edgar I. Perrett. 



376 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 



1643. LEVI' SANFORD (Daniel 697, Thomas 245, Samuel 
90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas l)h. Apr. 19, 1787, West Haven, 
Ct.; d. Mar. 5, 1869, Andover, 0.; m. Jan. 12, 1812, Elizabeth 
Tyrrell, b. June 19, 1791, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Mar. 24, 1860, No. 
Pitcher, N. Y. Mr. Sanford moved to New York State about 1815 
and settled in North Pitcher. In 1842, he invented the first plane- 
iron set with a screw and had it patented. He made a pitchfork 
that took the first premium in New York State. In 1861 he moved 
to Andover, 0., where the remainder of his life was spent. 

They had ten children. 

3931.+Mary Anns, b. Oct. 7, 1812; d. Mar. 7, 1879; m. Dr. Thomas Wybert. 
3932.+Beard9ley, b. May 29, 1815; m. (1) Harriet Cattalln; m. (2) Jane 
Cattalin. 

3933. James Harvey, b. Oct. 7, 1816; unm. 

3934. Judson, married and had two daughters. Was a jeweler and watch- 

maker. 

3935.-fOrman Gilbert, b. Jan. 20, 1820; d. May 6, 1888; m. (1) Naomi Finch; 

m. (2) Nianda Harvey. 
3936.-f-Anson Daniel, b. Aug. 24, 1821; d. Aug. 27, 1873; m. Hannah Atwood. 
3937. Clarke Sherman, b. Aug. 20, 1826; d. Dec. 5, 1881, Eockford, 111.; m. 

Polly Hickock. No children. Mr. Sanford invented a shoe float for 

taking out pegs. 
3938.-fPolly Maria, b. Nov. 9, 1828; d. Sept. 12, 1852; m. James Wilcox. 
3939. Sarah Amanda, m. James Soules. No children. 
3940.-|-Mariette, b. July 19, 1832; m. Frederick Van Valen. 

1644. BEARDSLEY' SANFORD (same descent as 1643) b 
Feb. 5, 1790, New Haven, Ct.; d. Sept. 7, 1868, Fergusonville, 
N. Y. ; m. Oct. 6, 1811, Rhoda, dau. of John Weed, b. Oct. 5, 1793, 
Cairo, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 16, 1878, Fergusonville, N. Y. Mr. Sanford 
was a wheelwright and many spinning wheels bearing his name 
are still to be found among the relics of the country. 

They had twelve children. 

3941. + Su3an E.s, b. Aug. 29, 1812; d. Mar. 27, 1895; m. James McMinn. 

3942. Amanda, b. Aug. 11, 1814; d. in infancy. 

3943. David Levi, b. June 19, 1815, Pitcher, N. T.; d. Nov. 13, 1842, 

Canastota, N. Y. 

3944. -I- Charles M., b. Nov. 16, 1817; d. Mar. 12, 1872; m. Sarah Dayton. 

3945.+Rhoda M., b. Dec. 28, 1819; d. Mar. 9, 1901; m. RusseU Hotchkisa. 

394f5. ^William Beardsley, b. Mar. 4, 1822; d. Aug. 19, 1894; m. Agnes Parr. 

3947. Lewis W., b. Nov. 2, 1324, Harpersfleld, N. Y.; d. Jan. 2, 1845, Harpers- 
field, N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 377 

3948. Mary P., b. Mar. 20, 1827, Harpersfield, N. Y.; d. Jan. 29, 1845, 

Harpersfield, N. Y. 

3949. Melissa A., b. June 2, 1829; m. Jan. 6, 1886, Addison Jayne, d. Dec. 

14, 1895, Orange, N. J. Ees., Fergusonville, N. Y. 

3950. George C, b. Sept. 17, 1831; d. in infancy. 

3951. + Edward Clinton, b. Mar. 12, 1834; d. Jan. 17, 1906; m. Jeanie Wilson. 

3952. + Henry H., b. Mar. 30, 1836; m. Mary Wilson. 

1645. POLLY' SANFORD {same descent as 1643) b. 1794, 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. Dec. 6, 1S59, Manchester, Mich. ; m. Samuel Doty. 
Resided in Saginaw, Mich. 

They had one child. 

3953. Henrys Doty, was a merchant. 

1646. ABEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 1643) b. 1798, 
Danbury, Ct. ; d. 1843, Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. 1823, Lydia, dau. of 
Abner Post, b. 1805, Newport, N. Y., d. 1894, Newport, N. Y. 

They had eight children, the first four bom in Newport, N. Y., 
and the last four in Hamilton, N. Y. 

3954. Jane A.s, b. 1826; d. 1905, Utica, N. Y.; umn. 
395o.+George G., b. July 24, 1828; d. Feb. 7, 1899; m. Polly Griswald. 

3956. Ann Eliza, b. 1830; d. 1907, Newport, N. Y.; umn. 

3957. Marian, b, 1833; d. 1894, Newport, N. Y.; unm. 

3958. Eobert P., b. 1836; unm. Res., Utica, N. Y. 
3959.4-Willard W., b. 1838; m. Charlotte Millard. 

3960. Henry B., b. 1840; d. 1841, Hamilton, N. Y. 

3961. Agnes E., "b. 1842; d. 1889, Newport, N. Y. Unm. 

1647. DANIEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 1643) b. 
Oct., 1799, Newtown, Ct. ; d. 1869, Penn Yan, N. Y. ; m. Celina, 
dau. '.f Nehemiah and Lucina Curtis, b. in Virgil, N. Y. ; d. in 
Penn Yan, N. Y. 

They had four children, all bom in Penn Yan, N. Y. 

3962. Gilesa, d. in infancy. 

3963. Jane, d. young, Penn Yan, N. Y. 

3964. Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1833. Ees., Penn Yan, N. Y. 
3965.4-Henry E., b. 1837; m. Sophia Travis. 

1648. CHAJiLES CLARK^ SANFORD {William 701, 
Thomas 245, Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 



378 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

8, 1791, in Ct.; d. Feb. 22, 1876, HalcottsviUe, N. Y.; m. Mary 
Smead, d. June 28, 1862, ag. 67 years. 

They had eleven children, all bom in HalcottsviUe, N. Y. 

3966. Daniel', b. Feb. 17, 1813; moved to Wisconsin when a young man. 

3967. William Perry, b. Oct. 10, 1815. 

3968. Harriet, b. Oct. 9, 1817. 

3969. + Charles C, b. Sept. 9, 1818; m. Maria Clum. 

3970. Alonzo, b. June 13, 1820. 

3971.+Riley, b. July 4, 1822; ± May 2, 1899; m. (1) Temperance Jenkins; 

m. (2) Phcebe Jenkins. 
3972. Levi, b. July 13, 1824. 

3973.+John Smith, b. Jan. 6, 1826; d. Aug. 17, 1861; m. Eliza Mills. 
3974. Jonathan B. C, b. Apr. 30, 1830; d. Mar. 20, 1852, HalcottsviUe, N. T. 
3975.4-Edgar B.; b. May 20, 1833; d. Apr., 1896; m. Harriet More. 

3976. Irving, b. Feb. 14, 1836; d. Dec. 24, 1907, Vega, N. Y.; m. Helen S. 

, b. July 16, 1837; d. May 28, 1870. 

1652. ZIBA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1648) b. Oct. 16, 
1797 ; d. May 4, 1878, Dunraven, N. Y. ; m. Hannah Roberts, b. Dec. 
1, 1799, Putnam Co., N. Y. ; d. Feb. 26, 1887, Dunraven, N. Y. 

They had six children, all born in Dunraven, N. Y. 

3977. Emilines, b. Apr. 17, 1822; d. Aug. 2, 1857; m. Thomas Owen. 

3 9 78. 4- William E., b. Feb. 14, 1823; d. Jan. 26, 1905; m. Antoinette Allaben. 

3979.+Electa, b. Oct. 20, 1825; m. EHjah Hull. 

3980.+Phebe, b. Mar. 11, 1829; m. Maurice Smith. 

3981. Ehoda, d. in infancy. 

3982.+Eansom, b. Dec. 11, 1835; m. (1) Anna Nichols; m. (2) Mary Hunt. 

1654. JOHN" SANFORD {same descent as 1648) b. Dec. 28, 
1800, HalcottsviUe, N. Y. ; d. March 11, 1866, HalcottsviUe, N. Y. ; 
m. Clarissa North, b. Feb. 22, 1810, Prattsville, N. Y. ; d. June 26, 
1874, HalcottsviUe, N. Y. 

They had eight children, all bom in HalcottsviUe, N. Y. 

3983. Fannys, b. Feb. 20, 1832; d. June 20, 1851. 

3984.+ John Van Vleck, b. Apr. 9, 1833; d. Jan. 17, 1884; m. Thankful Dean. 
3985.+Martin Van Buren, b. Oct. 5, 1835; d. June 9, 1907; m. Julia Beardsley. 
,3986. + Sarah Catherine, b. Jan. 26, 1837; d. Sept. 24, 1904; m. Sebastian 
Shultis. 

3987. + Albert M., b. Feb. 11, 1840; d. May 12, 1888; m. Ursula Birdsall. 

3988. + Electa M., b. June 2, 1844; m. Jayson Morse. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 379 



3989. + George T., b. Jan. 13, 1846; m. Anna Eanz. 

3990. Melissa, b. Sept. 20, 1849; d. July 23, 1854. 

1655. CHARLOTTE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1648) b. 
Nov. 22, 1802 ; d. May 30, 1857 ; m. 1823, William Van Bcnschoten, 
d. May 28, 1838. 

They had seven children. 

3991. + Jacobs Van Benschoten, b. Jan. 22, 1824; d. Sept. 30, 1895; m. (1) 

Barbara Johnson; m. (2) Emma Beihler. 
3992. + Huldah Van Benschoten, b. July 1, 1825; d. Jan. 25, 1872; m. 

Jeremiah Reynolds. 
3993.+ John Van Benschoten, b. Oct. 30, 1826; d. Jan. 22, 1870; m. Lucy Hall. 
3994.+ Jane Van Benschoten, b. Jan. 23, 1831; d. July 22, 1883; m. Robert 

Dickman. 
3995.+Nelson Van Benschoten, b. Feb. 16, 1833; m. Agnes Miller. 

3996. + Ruanna Van Benschoten, b. May 1, 1835; d. Nov. 21, 1906; m. H*ary 

Yaple. 

3997. Peter Van Benschoten, b. Aug. 23, 1837; d. June 27, 1838. 

1656. WILLIAM" SANFORD {same descent as 1648) b. 
May 27, 1804, Haleottsville, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 10, 1878, New Kingston, 
N. Y. ; m. May 10, 1827, Harriet DuMond, b. June 28, ISIO, New 
Kingston, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 31, 1892, New Kingston, N. Y. 

They had five children, all bom in New Kingston, N. Y. 

3998. Polly Anns, b. May 6, 1829 ; d. Sept. 23, 1886, New Kingston, N. Y. 
3999.+CorneUus D., b. Nov. 17, 1830; d. Feb. 16, 1907; m. (1) Sarah Faulkner; 

m. (2) Mrs. Mary Faulkner. 

4000. + Maransa J., b. Dec. 7, 1333; d. 1S91; m. Eleanor Tait. 

4001. Sylvester, b. Oct. 25, 1836 ; d. Apr. 26, 1841, New Kingston, N. Y. 

4002. + Harriet Amanda, b. Nov. 6, 1843; m. Dennis Hull. 

1659. MARANSA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1648) b. 
Dec. 2, 1809, Haleottsville, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 18, 1892, Hobait, N. Y. 
m. (1) Elizabeth Ann Grant of Stamford, N. Y b July 18, 1813 
d. May 21, 1848; m. (2) Eliza Ann Jones, b. 1810, Bovina, N. Y. 
d. 1873; m. (3) Mary McLaughlin. 

He had two children by first and three by second marriage. 

4003. Sarah Frances?, b. May 3, 1838, Middletown, N. Y.; d. June 14, 1847. 
4004.+We3ley W., b. Mar. 26, 1841; m. Katie . 

4005. + Jones M., b. 1851; m. Carrie Hoffman. 
4006.+ROSS M., b. 1853; m. Fannie McClelland. 
4007. Herman M., b. 1856 ; d. 1857. 

1668. DAVID A.^ SANFORD {Thomas 707, Thomus 245, 
Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. 1809, Newto^vn, Ct. ; 
d. Jan. 27, 1834, Newto^vTi, GL ; m. 1832, Melissa Smith. 



380 THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 



They had one child. 
4008. Dennis S.s, b. Sept., 1833. " 

1669. WILLIAM E.' SANFORD {same descent as 16S8) b. 
Aug. 22, 1811, Newtown, Ct. ; m. 1835, Lavinia Tillson. 

They had one child. 

4009.+Mary E.s, b. Sept., 1836; d. 1881; m. Joseph Dessert. . 

1670. JOHN G." SANFORD {same descent as 1668) h. 
June 26, 1813, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Pec. 20, 1835, Jane M. Curtis. 

They had eight children, the first five all born in Newtown, 
Ct., and the last three in Wisconsin. 

4010.+EHza8, b. Nov. 17, 1836; m. (1) John Wolf; m. (2) Horr. 

4011.+Ruth A., b. Sept., 1838; m. (1) Sylvester Coy; m. (2) Axle Edstrom. 

4012. Caroline, b. Feb. 8, 1841; d. 1862; m. 1860, A. C. BlaisdeU. No children. 

4013. + Oscar A., b. Apr., 1844; m. Stena Peterson. 

4014. Mary J., b. 1846; d. 1865 in Wis. 

4015.+Betty A., b. July, 1851; m. (1) Austin Ostenson; m. (2) A. Parker. 

4016. + Sarah A., b. July, 1851; m. Thomas Lawrence. 

4017. Clarke, b. 1856; d. 1856 in Wisconsin. 

1671. GEORGE T." SANFORD {same descent as 1668) b. 
July 20, 1816, Newtown, Ct. ; in. May 3, 1843, Eliza Kollock. 

They had three children, all born in Wis. 

4018.+Mary E.s, b. May 26, 1845; m. H. A. Forbes. 
4019.4-rrank, b. Aug. 2, 1848; m. Viola Harris. 

4020. Etta, b. 1850 ; unm. Res., Hartford, Wis. 

1672. MARY E.' SANFORD {same descent as 1668) b. 
Feb. 20, 1819, Newtown, Ct. ; m. 1844, Philo Patchin. 

They had one child. 

4021. + Emily E.s Patchin, b. June 6, 1847; m. N. Folts. 

1673. ABEL B.' SANFORD {same descent as 1668) b. 
Jan. 20, 1822, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Feb. 27, 1849, Esther E. Curtis. 

They had eight children, all born in Wisconsin. 

4022. + David A.s, b. June 16, 1850; m. Mary Elliott. • • 
4023. 4- Albert C, b. Mar. 7, 1852; m. Irene Blair. 

4024. William E., b. 1854; d. early. 
4025.+Cliarle8 E., b. June 13, 1856; m. Ida Phelps. 

4026. Phebe E., v. 1858; d. early. 

4027. Anna M., b. 1861; m. 1902, Henry Campbell. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION" 381 

4028. Lewis, b. 1863; d. early. 

4029.+Emina J., b. Aug. 6, 1866; m. Louia Borchardt. 

1674. SARAH A.' SANFORD {same descent as 1668) b. 
Aug. 9, 1824, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Mar. 17, 1842, M. R. Tillson. 
They had five children, all bom in Wisconsin. 

4030.+Pembroke S.s Tillson, b. 1843; m. Carrie Emerson. 
4031. 4- Ella E. Tillson, b. Feb., 1848; m. Henry Lomas. 
4032. + Eva E. Tillson, b. May, 1854; m. Eobert Thomson. 
4033. -f- George Tillson, b. 1860; m. Cora Covey. 
4034.+William Tillson, b. 1867; m. AUie Burdick. 

1678. APOLLOS' SANFORD {Calel 710, Amos 246, Sam- 
uel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 18, 1788 ; d. Dec. 4, 
1869, Gilboa, N. Y. ; m. Millieent Smith, b. Apr. 10, 1789 ; d. May 22, 
1866. 

They had nine children, all bom in Blenheim, N. Y." 

4035. Silvesters, b. Dec. 11, 1807. 

4036. Cynthia, b. July 17, 1812; d. in New Milford, Pa.; m. Nelson Hager. 
4037.+Naney, b. Jan. 30, 1814; d. 1878; m. Andrew Martin. 

4038. Sidney W., b. Jan. 25, 1816;. d. Mar. 5, 1858, Blenheim, N. T. No 

children. 
4039.+Lucinda, b. Feb. 5, 1819; d. Mar. 23, 1898; m. Eufus Ellison. 
4040.+Violetta, b. Aug. 31, 1821; d. Apr. 19, 1890; m. Daniel Ellison 
4041.+Melvin Edwin, b. Oct. 12, 1827; d. May 25, 1902; m. Emeline Smith. 
4042. + Vernon Apollos, b. Oct. 14, 1829; d. Mar. 29, 1905; m. Julia Haines. 
4043. Julia, b. Dec. 22, 1835. 

1680. DAVID' SANFORD {same descent as 1678) b. Jan. 
24, 1798; d. Nov. 11, 1871; m. (1) Mar. 28, 1818, Mercy Miranda 
Starr, b. Mar. 16, 1796; d. June 15, 1823; m. (2) Sept. 11, 1829, 
Nancy Fancher, d. May 23, 1859. 

He had two children by first and eight by second marriage. 

4044.+Adalines, b. June 23, 1819; m. Mathias Campbell. 

4045. Lueinda, b. Sept 7, 1821; d. 1907 ^ m. Woodrufif. 

4046.+CaIeb, b. July 16, 1824; d. Sept. 24, 1895; m. Maria Eivenburg. 

4047. Louise, b. Oct. 28, 1825; d. Oct. 1, 1826. 

4048. Jacob, b. Apr. 3, 1827. 
4049.+Chancellor, b. June 29, 1828. 
4050.+Cynthia, b. May 2, 1830; m. Stephen Dickinson. 

4051. Eufus, b. Nov. 14, 1832 ; m. July 4, 1854, Julia Ludlow. Ees., Pasadena, 

Cal. 

4052. Malvina, b. Nov. 12, 1836; m. Apr. 3, 1858, James S. Dibble. 

4053. Allen S., b. Mar. 24, 1839; d. Jan. IS, 1848. 



382 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1681. ELECTA^ SANFORD (Ezra 711, Amos 246, Samuel 
90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. in Sharon, Ct. ; m. 1813, 
Dewey Miller, of Byron, N. Y. 

One child was 
4054. Aaron* Miller, resided in Brockport, N. Y. 

1682. EZRA^ SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1681) b. 
June, 1792, Binghamton, Vt. ; d. Aug. 1, 1855, Tecumseh, Mich.; 
m. Dec. 31, 1818, Almira Chamberlain, b. 1804, Barton, Vt. ; d. 
July 1, 1845, Saline, Mich. Mr. Sanford went, in early manhood, 
to Byron, N. Y., and in 1837 to Saline, Mich. He was a man 
of large, muscular frame and possessed unusual powers of mind 
and great force of character. He, with his wife and sons, Amos 
and John, are buried in Saline, Mich. 

They had nine children, all except Charles born in Byron, 
N. Y. . 

4055.+Ezra8, b. Dee. 2, 1820; d. July 25, 1900; m. Cornelia Merrill. 
4056.+William, b. Mar. 30, 1822; m. Mary Parsons. 

4057. Henry, b. Dee. 13, 1824; d. 1834. 

4058. Amos, b. Sept. 5, 1827; d. 1849. 

4059. +Ann Maria, b. Oct. 17, 1829; m. Amzy Crane. 

4060. John, b. Oct. 8, 1831; d. 1852. 

4061. George Poindexter, b. July 6, 1835. Was a graduate of Ypsilanti State 

Normal School and the University of Michigan. Was capt. in the 
First Michigan Infantry in the War of the Eebellion — Lieut. Col. 
Paymaster U. S. A. — U. S. Marshal. He founded the Lansing 
Journal; was a member of the Michigan State Legislature. His 
widow resides in Berlin Heights, O. 

4062. Orlo, b. Nov. 20, 1836 (?); d. Sept. 30, 1862; wounded in the second 

Battle of Bull Run and died in the hospital at Washington, D. C. 
4063.+Charles A., b. Apr. 16, 1838; m. Elizabeth Barker. 

1683. SALLY' SANFORD {same descent as 1681) b. 1796, 
Pownal, Vt. ; m. Dec, 1814, Daniel Merrill, of Byron, N. Y. 

One child was 

4064. Daniel F.s Merrill, was an officer in the N. Y. Custom House. 

1684. LUCY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1681) b. 1799, 
Pownal, Vt. ; m. 1817, Levi Cass, at Pownal, Vt. Resided in 
Wooster, 0. 

One child was 

4065. Johns Cass, was an ex-Union officer in the War of the RebeUion. 

Resided in Valparaiso, Ind. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 383 

1691. CHARLES STEPHEN^ SANFORD {Aynos 717, 
Amos 246, Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 
23, 1828, EUsworth, Ct. ; d. Feb. 10, 1876, Lime Rock, Ct. ; m. Mar. 
26, 1850, Polly Ann White, b. June 3, 1825, Sharon, Ct. ; d. Nov. 
21, 1905, Winchester Center, Ct. Buried at Lime Rock, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

4066.+AIice Elizabeths, b. Aug. 16, 1852; m. Eugene Wmiams. 
4067.+Emma Kuth, b. June 20, 1856; m. Charles Dean. 

4068. WilUe, b. July 31, 1858, Sheffield, Mass.; d. Apr. 8, 1859. Buried at 

Sheffield, Mass. 

4069. Samuel Amos, b. Dec. 22, 1861, White's Hollow, Ct.; d. Oct. 23, 1891, 

Winsted, Ct. Buried at Lime Eock, Ct. 

4070. Joseph Eiley, b. Apr. 8, 1864, Lime Eock, Ct.; m. Aug. 2, 1891, Alice 

Doughty of Winsted, Ct. Mr. Sanford is Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Flexible Eubber Goods Co., of Winsted, Ct. After the death 
of his brother Henry, he adopted Samuel, one of the children. 
4071.+Henry White, b. Jan. 6, 1867; d. Dec. 22, 1893; m. Lottie Sheldon. 

4072. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1870, Lime Eock, Ct.; d. Dec. 24, 1870. Buried at 

Lime Eock, Ct. 

1692. MARY ELIZABETH^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1691) b. Aug. 15, 1831, Ellsworth, Ct. ; d. Sept. 13, 1884, Lime 
Rock, Ct. ; m. July 25, 1867, Benjamin White. 

They had one child. 

4073. Charles Sanfords White, b. June 18, 1870; d. Aug. 27, 1870. Buried at 

Lime Eock, Ct. 

1696. ELIAS BRISTOL^ SANFORD {Isaac 727, Samuel 
252, Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 16, 1791, 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. June 2, 1881, Sandy Hook, Gt.; m. (1) May 1, 
1814, Sally, dau. of Isaac and Phoebe (Nichols) Loekwood of 
Brookfield, Ct., b. Sept. 12, 1795; d. Dec. 15, 1819; m. (2) Apr. 2, 
1820, Lucretia Fayerweather, at Weston, now Easton, Ct., b. Dec. 
29, 1793 ; d. Jan. 18, 1890. Mr. Sanford was a manufacturer of 
spinning wheels, and afterward a worker in brass. Resided in 
Munroe, Ct., till 1839, and until 1845 in Preston, Pa., then at 
Sandy Hook wdth his father. 

He had two children by first and eight by second marriage, 
the last eight all born in Munroe, Ct. 

4074.+l8aac8, b. Apr. 27, 1815, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan. 20, 1909; m. Lovisa 

Weeks. 
4075.+Lockwood, b. Apr. 5, 1817, Waterbury, Ct.; d. Nov. 22, 1890; m. 

Almirah Smith. 



384 THE THOMAS SAJNTFOED FAMILY 

4076.+ Joseph Burral, b. Feb. 11, 1821; d. Sept. 25, 1897; m. Mary Wood- 
mansee. 

4077.+Sarah, b. Apr. 6, 1823; d. Feb. 16, 1863; m. Stephen Niles. 

4078.+Francis Asbury, b. Jan. 10, 1825; d. Feb. 11, 1869; m. Harriet Eice. 

4079.+Ed3on, b. Oct. 18, 1826; m. (1) Diantha Harter; m. (2) Elizabeth 
Gleason. 

4080. Anna, b. Apr. 11, 1830; m. Oct. 26, 1897, Eev. James Taylor at Middle- 
field, Ct.; d. Aug. 2, 1906, Sandy Hook, Ct. She is living in Sandy 
Hook, Ct. 

4081.-fLuman Wayne, b. July 11, 1832; m. (1) Sarah Cook; m. (2) Mis. 
Olive Gelatt. 

4082. + Susan Jane, b. Mar. 23, 1835; d. Dec. 6, 1907 > nr. Joseph Weed. 

4083.-|-Elias Fayerweather, b. Aug. 2, 1837; m. Jeanette Evarta. 

1697. SA3IUEL NORiVIAN^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1696) b. Mar. 18, 1793, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Apr. 29, 1858 ; m. Mar., 
1814, Anna Marcia Shepard, b. June 9, 1793, Bethel, Ct. ; d. Oct. 

23, 1855, Newtown, Ct. Miss Shepard was Mr. Sanford's mother's 
cousin. 

They had seven children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

4084.+ Jerushas, b. 1815; d. Mar., 1842; m. Zalinon Lyon. 

4085. Anna, b. 1818; d. 1819,. Newtown, Ct. 

4086.+Laura, b. Aug., 1822; d. Sept. 3, 1874; m. Willie Clinton. 

4087. Elizabeth, b. May 21, 1827; m. May 6, 1866, James Turner, b. Mar. 20, 

1825; d. Mar. 23, 1894. No children. Ees., Newtown, Ct. 
4088-+Franees Louisa, b. May 28, 1830; d. Mar. 9, 1901; m. Levi Fairehild. 
4089.+Lorenzo Dow, b. May 28, 1830; d. May 19, 1896; m. Aurelia Norton. 
4090.+Frederick, b. Aug. 19, 1833; m. Eunice Clark. 

1699. JOHN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1696) b. Sept 
8, 1799, Newtown, Ct. ; d. July 25, 1883, Orange, Ct. ; m. Mar. 
28, 1840, Mary Maria Nettleton, at Orange, Ct., b. Sept. 23, 1817 ; 
d. Mar. 15, 1869, Newtown, Ct. 

They had two children. 

4091,+Mariettas, b. Sept. 11, 1842; m. (1) Henry Wakely; m. (2) Fred 

Hungerford. 
4092.+John Lyman, b. Aug. 17, 1843; m. Isabel Judson. 

1700. LIIMAN ANDRUS^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1696) b. July 13, 1807, Newtown, Ct. ; d. in Sterling, 111.; m. June 

24, 1834, Julia Ann Carpenter, b. Aug. 9, 1813, Middlebury, Vt. ; 
d. Mar. 14, 1866, Sycamore, Dl. 

They had four children. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 385 



4093. Mary JaneS, b. Aug. 31, 1836, Chazy, N. T.; m. at Rockford, 111., Aug. 

20, 1862, John Emery Benedict, b. May 10, 1832, Waterford, N. T. 

No children. Mr. Benedict was a farmer. He enlisted Aug. 15, 

1862, in Co. G., 95th Reg. 111. Vol. Inf. Was killed before Vicksburg, 

Miss., May 19, 1863. 
4094.+Ellen Maria, b. May 1, 1841; m. Albert Smith. 

4095. Elizabeth Aurelia, b. Apr. 3, 1843, No. Adams, Mass.; d. Dec. 24, 1848. 

4096. Edwin Clapp. b. June 28, 1848, Albany, N. T.; unm. A bookkeeper in 

Chicago, HI. 

1703. LINSON E.'' NORTHROP {AMah 737, Samuel 252, 
Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 3, 1811, 
Southbury, Ct. ; m. Olive Smith. 

They had three children. 

4097. Edwards Northrop. 

4098. Charles Northrop. 

4099. George Northrop. 

1704. ELIZUR' NORTHROP {same descent as 1703) b. Feb. 
24, 1814, Southbury, Ct. ; d. Apr. 9, 1893, Cleveland, 0. ; m. Jan. 
26, 1836, Mary A. Seekins, b. June 2, 1817, Avon N. Y. ; d. May 15, 
1895, Cleveland, 0. 

They had two children born in Elyria, 0. 

4100.+Edward EUzurs Northrop, b. Apr. 17, 1837; d. Nov. 9, 1868; m. Martha 

Robertson. 
4101.+Charles Clement Northrop, b. Jan. 20, 1839; m. (1) Harriet Groat; 

m. (2) Mrs. Nettie Lacey Tame. 

1706. ANTOINETTE' NORTHROP {same descent as 1703) 
b. Mar. 31, 1818, Southbury, Ct. ; d. Feb. 16, 1889, Neenah, Wis. ; 
m. Mar. 31, 1836, Smith D. Hinman, b. June 11, 1815, Oxford, 
Ct. Mrs. Hinman was educated at Oberlin College. She moved 
with her husband to Neenah about 1871, and there the remainder 
of her life was spent. 

They had six children. 

4102.+Clement8 Hinman, b. Aug. 16, 1838; d. about 1903; m. Mary Titus. 
4103. Albert Hinman, b. Aug. 20, 1843, Camden, 0. Res., Worcester, Mass. 
4104.+Ellen Hinman, b. July 31, 1846; dec; m. Eaton Merchant. 

4105. Josephine Hinman, b. Feb. 2, 1849, Oberlin, 0.; d. 1869, Black River 

FaUs, Wis.; m. Edwin Fyles. 

4106. John Hinman, b. Feb. 22, 1851, Elyria, 0. Res., Chicago, HI. 
4107.+Hattie Hinman, b. Nov. 12, 1856; m. Henry Krueger. 

1709. ALBERT' NORTHROP {same descent as 1703) b. 
July 14, 1830, Elyria, 0. ; d. May 2, 1891, Elyria, 0. ; m. May 1, 

(2S) 



3S6 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1856, Margaret, dau. of Josiah and Polly (Johnson) Sanford, b. 
June 6, 1830, Newto\ra, Ct. ; d. Nov. 1, 1900, Pittsburgh, Pa. In 
1878, Mr. Northrop, convinced that it would further his business 
interests, moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where the remainder of his life 
was spent. Among his fellow citizens none ranked higher for 
faithfulness, courage, industry, business application and general 
good fellowship, which is at once the expected product and also 
security of our republican institutions. Modest in demeanor, yet 
strong in his integrity, he was a worthy and efficient example of 
a man who "loved righteousness and hated iniquity." 
They had eight children, all born in Elyria, 0. 

4108.+Henry Sanfords Northrop, b. May 22, 1857; m. Mary Kerr. 

4109. Harriet Burnell Northrop, b. Dec. 13, 1858; d. Oct. 2, 1865, Elyria, O. 

4110. Mary Antoinette Northrop, b. Nov. 29, 1860; unm. Ees., Pittsburg, Pa. 
4111.+Frederick Albert Northrop, b. July 2, 1862; m. Emma Tripp. 

4112. Anna Margaret Northrop, b. Dec. 12, 1863. Res., Pasadena, Cal. 
4113.+Charlotte Sanford Northrop, b. Feb. 23. 1867; m. James Roberts. 

4114. Frances Noakes Northrop, b. July 14, 1871; m. June 24, 1905, Archibald 

Gordon Craig, b. Dec. 31, 1873, Jacksonville, Fla. Res., CressMlI, 
N. J. 

4115. Clement Josiah Northrop, b. Jan. 2, 1876. Res., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1710. ANN^ NORTHROP {same descent as 1703) b. July 
14, 1830, Elyria, 0.; d. Mar. 24, 1860, Pittsfiekl Mass.; m. Lyman 
Gilbert Burnell, d. Jan. 6, 1898. 

They had three children. 

4116. Carries Burnell, b. June 19, 1855, Elyria, 0.; d. Aug., 1901, Boston, 

Mass.; unm. She was for many years employed in the Boston 

Public Library. 
4117.4-.Jessie Burnell, b. Nov. 5, 1857; m. Edvrin Fobes. 
4118. Anna Northrop Burnell, b. Feb. 7, 1860, Pittsfield, Mass.; unm. 

1712. CAPT. JULIUS^ SANFORD {Josiah 738, Samuel 252, 
Samuel 90, Samiiel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 27, lSi9, 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. Nov. 1, 1879, New Haven, Ct. ; m. Oct. 4, 1848, 
Mary Elizabeth Parsons, b. May 15, 1826, Newtown, Ct. , d. Jan. 
18, 1905, New Haven, Ct. 

Mr. Sanford enlisted Sept. 10, 1862. in Co. C, 23d Reg. Conn. 
Vol. Inf., was elected Captain Sept. 30, 1862. He was taken pris- 
oner at Brashear City, La., and for fourteen months suffered 
.mprisonment at Camp Hord, near Tyler, Texas. 

They had three children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 



4119.+Ellen Louise', b. Jan. 22, 1850; m. Sherwood Thompson. 

4120. Catherine, b. June 19, 1860; d. Sept. 1, 1860, Newtown, Ct. 

4121. Gertrude, b. July 28, 1866; m. Oct. 5, 1897, Clarence B. Bolmer of 

New Haven, Ct. 

1713. riEXRY^ SANFORD (same descent as 1712) b. 
June L', 1822, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Nov. 9, 1882, Newtown, Ct. ; m. 
Nov. 9, 1845, Mary E., dau. of Cyrenus H. Booth, b. June 24, 1^25, 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. Aug. 7, 1893, Newtown, Ct. 

^Iv. Sanford was town clerk and ran a general store in Ni'w- 
town, Ct. ; an enterprising, prosperous business man, who, by his 
kindly manner, won hosts of friends. He was largely instrumental 
in building Trinity Episcopal Church of Newtown, a beautiful stone 
structure. 

They had two children, born in Newtown, Ct. 

4122. Anna Elizabeths, b. Aug. 29, 1850. 

4123.+Sarah Edmunds, b. Aug. 5, 1861; m. Kobert Beers. 

1715. CHARLOTTE" SANFORD {same descent us 1712) b. 
Jan. 6, 1828. Newtown, Ct. ; m. May 29, 1850, George Bennett 
Wheeler, b. June 18, 1827, Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan. 12, 1896. Howard, 
S. Dak. In 1855, they moved to Camanche, la., and in 1857, to 
Dyersville, la. He enlisted Aug. 2, 1862, as Corporal of Co. I, 
?lst Reg. la. Vol. Inf. ; was discharged as Sergeant July 20, 1865. 
Res., Minne-ipolis, Minn. 

They had two children, bom in Newtown, Ct. 

4124.+Emily Alice' Wheeler, b. May 25, 1852; m. George McKee. 

4125. Harriet Maria Wheeler, b. Dec. 9, 1854; m. Sept. 27, 1874, Walter 

McKee, b. Jan. 15, 1848, Clayton, N. T. No children. Res., 
Dyersville, la. 

1718. :\rARY JOSEPHINE' SANFORD {Philo 739, Sam- 
uel 252, Samuel 90, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thnmas 1) b. Jan. 30, 
1836, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. Oct. 4, 1855, George Wood Fuller, Elgin, 
111., b. Nov. 6, 1831. They settled in Chicago, where he was cashier 
of the Home National Bank. 

They had three children, all born in Chicago, 111. 

4126. Henry Blake' Fuller, b. Jan. 9, 1857; unm. He is an author. Res., 

Chicago, 111. 
4127. -(-Harriet Josephine Fuller, b. Jan. 6, 1859; m. WiUiam Eanney. 
412S.-|-Mary Sanford Fuller, b. June 8, 1869; m. Joseph Kelsey. 



3S8 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 



1721. THOMAS^ SANFORD {same descent as 1718) b. 
Dec. 3, 1843, Newtown, Ct. ; m. June 9, 1869, Mary E., dan. of 
Peter and Martha (Hartman) Schimpf, b. Sept. 28, 1847, Canton, 
0. Tliey settled in Chicago, 111. He enlisted in Co. G., 113th Reg., 
111. Vol. Inf. Res. Chicago, 111. 

They had three children. 

4129. Henry Thomass, b. Apr. 16, 1870; m. Eva A. Pike. Ees., LaGrange, HI. 

4130. Harriet B., b. Jan. 17, 1873 ; d. Aug 30, 1874. 

4131. Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 29, 1875. Ees., N. Y. C. ' / 

1722. LUCY MARIA^ SANFORD {Ebenezer 740, Ehenecer 
259, Ebenezer 91, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. June 2, 1821, 
New Milford, Ct. ; m. Jan. 5, 1842, William Bostwick, b. Dec. 16, 
1820 ; d. Apr. 9, 1901, New Milford, Ct. 

They had two children, born in New Milford, Ct. 

4132.+Cornelia8 Bostwick, b. Feb. 2, 1843; d. Mar. 27, 1870; m. John Northrop. 

4133. Ann Eliza Bostwick, b. Oct. 12, 1844. 

1725. DAVID' SANFORD {Elijah 749, John 269, John 93, 
Sam.uel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 21, 1807, Newtown, Ct. ; 
d May 3, 1866, Newtown, Ct. ; m. Oct. 5, 1831, Emily Augu?ia, 
dau. of Isaac and Rhoda (Atwater) Townsend, of New Haven, 
Qt. : b. Sept. 28, 1810, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Feb. 6, 1875, Newtown, 
Ct. Mr. Sanford received the mills and water power at Sandy 
Hook, Ct., from his grandfather John and devised the same to his 
son William. He figured quite prominently in the affairs of New- 
town. Was representative in the Legislature in 1845 and in 1858 
was Selectman. 

They had eight children, all born in Newtown, Ct. 

4134. John Townsend', b. Sept. 2.5, 1832; d. Mar. 5, 1889, Sandusky, 0.; m. 

Dec. 29, 1859, Harriet Mills of Sandusky, O., b. Sept. 13, 1841. No 
children. 
4135.+William Isaac, b. Mar. 25, 1834; d. Jan. 18, 1903; m. Annie Manning. 

4136. + Jane Elizabeth, b. Mar. 8, 1836; d. Jan. 7, 1867; m. Kev. William 

Moore. 

4137. George Morton, b. Dec. 10, 1837 ; d. May 24, 1851, Newtown, Ct. 

4138. Grace Stansfield, b. Oct. 10, 1839; d. .Ian. 5, 1867, Newtown, Ct. 

4139. .luliette Maria, b. Mar. 30, 1842; d. Apr. 17, 1844, Newtown Ct. 

4140. Juliette Maria, b. May 31, 1844; d. Aug. 3, 1846, Newtown, Ct. 

4141. Paul .lames, b. Oct. 1, 1846 ; umn. Res, St. Paul, Minn. 

1727. ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE^ SANFORD (.same des- 
cent as 1725) b. July 26, 1820, Newtown, Ct. ; d. May 29, 1893 ; m. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 389 

June 2, 1842, Edmund T. H. Gibson, of Boston, Mass., b. Jan. 29, 
1818, Townsend, Mass. ; d. Jan 26, 1868, Brookl m, N. Y 

They had nine children, all except William born in Brooklyn, 
N. Y 

4142.+Edmund T. H.« Gibson, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 1843; m. Frances Burbank. 

4143. + Charles Dana T. Gibson, b. Apr. 19, 1843; m. Mamie Tugwell. 

4144. John Cotton Gibson, b. Feb. 24, 1845; d. Mar. 24, 1871, Newtown, Ct.; 

iinm 

414^. Emily Carile Gibson, b. Oct. 28, 1846; d. Oct. 16, 1849, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4146. Elizabeth Charlotte Gibson, b. July 22, 1848; d. Oct. 24, 1849, Newtown, 

Ct. 
4147.+William Hamilton Gibson, b. Oct. 5, 1850; d. July 16, 1896; m. Emma 

Blanchard. 
4148. + Juliette Sanford Gibson, b. Dec. 8, 1852; m. Clarence Noble. 

4149. Henry StockweU Gibson, b. May 19, 1854; m. Augusta Louise Foust. 

In the insurance business at 204 B 'way, N. T. C. 

4150. Hubert Temple Gibson, b. Oct. 7, 1858. 

1728. WILLIAM HENBY^ NOBLE {Charlotte 750, John 
269, John 93, Samuel 19, Samuel i, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 18, 1813; 
Newtown, Ct. ; d. Jan. 18, 1894, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. Oct. 16, 1839, 
Harriet Jones Brooks. 

They had five children. 

4151. Henrietta Matildas Noble, b. Nov. 1, 1840. 

4152. John Frederick Noble, b. June 7, 1844. 

4153. Clarence Meigs Noble, b. Mar. 8, 1850; d. Sept. 16, 1885, Mexico City; 

m. Juliette Sanford Gibson {See 4148). 

4154. Mahlen Ogden Noble, b. June 17, 1856 ; d. Sept. 11, 1857. 

4155. Fannie Sheldon Noble, b. Aug. 1, 1858; m. Oct. 16, 1884, Harry Eugene 

Du Puy of Philadelphia, Pa. 

1731. FREDERICK WALDO^ NOBLE [same descent as 
1728) b. May 15, 1821, Middletown, Ct. ; d. at Easton, Pa.; m. 
Sept. 20, 1849, Anna Sebring. 

They had four children. 

4156. John Sanfords Noble, b. Apr. 27, 1851; m. Charlotte . 

4157. Elizabeth Sebring Noble, b. Apr. 27, 1853; d. Dec. 21, 1875. 

4158. Nina Noble, b. Nov. 26, 1854; d. July 4, 1871. 

4159. Edith Noble, b. Mar. 12, 1857; m. William Hackett of Easton, Pa. 

1733. SARAH^ SANFORD {Moses 751, Zadoc 275, Moses 95, 
Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 29, 1795, Bethany, Ct. ; 
d. Mar. 17, 1820 ; m. Lucian Judd. 

They had one child. 

4160. Lauras Judd, m. Gaylord. 



300 TPIE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1736. HARRIS' SANFORD {same descent as 1733) b. 
June 4, 1807, Bethany, Ct. ; d. Mar. 14, 1848 ; m. Martha Emeline 
Merrick, b. June, 1808 ; d. Nov. 25, 1876. He was a farmer and 
traded much in horses and cattle. 

They had five children. 

4161. Sarah Janes, b. Aug., 1832, Bethany, Ct.; d. 1876; m. Eollin Bruce of 

New Haven, Ct. 

4162. Laura L., d. Oct. 20, 1856, ag. 13. 

4163. Henry, b. in Bethany, Ct. ; d. before 1870. Left a widow, but no 

children. He went to Muscative, la. 

4164. Harriet, m. Johnson of Ansonia, Ct. Had one son. 

4165. Cornelia G., m. John Peterson of Derby, Ct. 

1737. THOMAS' SANFORD {same descent as 1733) b. 
Jan. 27, 1809, Bethany, Ct. ; d. May 6, 1860, Woodbridge, Ct. He 
was buried m Pine Grove Cemetery but removed in 1890, to New 
Haven, Ct. ; m. Sept. 9, 1835, Jane Hotchkiss, of Bethany, Ct., b. 
]809; d. Fab. 15, 1898. If Mr. Sanford did not make the first 
friction matches, he did, at least, for public use, according to Hon. 
N. D. Sperry, M. C. There has been great controversy over the 
question as to who first discovered the use of brimstone for matches, 
and it will probably never be definitely settled. His descends jjts 
assert without any misgivings that the credit belongs to Mr. San- 
ford. In proof of this his daughter, Mrs. Laura S. Smith, writes 
the author that some years after he had been making matchei a 
New York party applied for a patent and sent out an injunction 
on Mr. Sanford. This was litigated in the courts. Mr. Sanfcrd 
showed himself enough of a discoverer in the process to prevent the 
New York party from getting a patent. The injunction was dis- 
solved and he went on making matches, but, as his daughter 
asserts, it was too late for him to get a patent. (The American 
Encyclopedia states that a patent was granted to Alonzo D. Phil- 
lips, of Springfield, ]\Iass., in 1836.) According to his daughter 
he began making matches in 1833 or 4, mixing the compound m a 
teacup and making the matches with his knife, but he did not 
make them for sale to any extent until 1837 or S. They were first 
put up in small paper boxes and sold for twelve and one-half certs 
per box. The blue label that was used was sent to the author. It 
reads : 

"Thomas Sanford 's 

Friction Matches 

For the immediate production of a light 




THOMAS SAN'FOKD 

luventor of Friction Matches 

No. 1737 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 391 



by rubbing against the wall or any hard 
substance without sand paper. 

Woodbridge, Ct." 

He discovered the compound when living in Bethany, out 
soon after moved to Woodbridge, where he opened a small shop 
on TowTi House Comer, now called Paines Comer. The business 
increasing, he soon built much larger quarters on the Seymour 
road, about a mile distant from the first shop and just lelow the 
Northrup sawmill. The building, though in a delapidated condi- 
tion, is still standing. The business gave employment to many 
girls, women and men in Woodbridge and Bethany. The boxes for 
the matches were mostly made by the people at their homes. Ihe 
factory team would take the material for the boxes to the homes 
and get the boxes when m^ade. Not fully appreciating his great 
discovery, Mr. Sanford sold the recipe for the mixture of the brim- 
stone to his townsman, W"- -A-. Clark, for the mere pittance of 
$25.00, who built a shop above that of ]Mr. Sanford and prospered. 
The matches were, for some years, sold almost entirely in the West 
Indies. Mr. Sanford 's son became superintendent of a large match 
factory in Cincinnati, 0., which he held for many years. 

There was a great aversion and distrust of the lucifer, or fr'c- 
tion match, when it first appeared and for several years. If a fire 
occurred and any suspicious characters were about, they were" 
arrested, and if friction matches were found upon them they had 
to prove their innocence. {From an intervieiu in New Eaten 
Morning Journal of Aug. 26, 1907, by Hon. 31. G. Sperry.) 

They had six children, all born in Woodbridge, Ct. 

4166. -f Wallaces, b. Sept. 18, 1836; d. May 27, 1S92; m. Alice McConnell. 

4167. Laura, b. Jan. 12, 1839; m. Nov. 18, 1869, Charles Smith. No children. 

Kes., New Haven, Ct. 

4168. Lucella, b. Aug. 14, 1841; d. Nov. 26, 1872, New Haven, Ct.; m. 

Henry Guthry. No children. 

4169. Thomas Perry, b. Mar. 8, 184.5; unm. Res., New Haven, Ct. 
4170.+Emerett, b. Nov. 8, 1843; d. Nov. 2, 1872; m. Frank Newton. 

4171. 4- Winston, b. Feb. 16, 18.52; m.(l) Jennie "Derenberg"; m. (2) 
Hannah ' ' Luck ' '. 

1741. JOHN' SANFORD, JR. {John 753, Zadoc 275, Moses 
95, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. 1801, Bethany, Ct. : d. Sept. 
26^ 1881 ; m. Nov. 3, 1824, Eliza French, b. Apr. 28, 1803 ; d. Aug. 
5, 1874. He lived on his father's place at Beacon Hill, Ct. 

They had two children, born in Bethany, Ct.. 



392 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

4172. + Georges, b. Jan. 18, 1831; d. ab. 1882; m. (1) Anna Johnson; m. (2) 

Mary Bond. 
4173.4-David T., b. Oct. 30, 1845; m. Sophia Vickery. 

1743. ALjVIA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1741) b. Sept. 
5, 1804, Bethany, Ct. ; buried in Pine Grove Cemetery; m. May 28, 
1824, James Clark Seeley, and lived in Beacon Falls, near her 
father. 

They had two children. 

4174.+Charlotte8 Seeley, b. May 20, 1830; m. David Clark. 

4175. Wnber Seeley, b. Dec. 6, 1844. 

1744. CHARLOTTE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1741] b. 
Nov. 22, 1811 Bethany, Ct. ; d. Sept., 1891, Sbelton, Ct. ; m. 
George Crook and was living in Shelton at the time of her death. 

They had seven children. 

4176. Sophias Crook. 

4177. George Herbert Crook. 

4178. Alma Crook. 

4179. Charlotte Crook. 

4180. Celestia Crook. 

4181. Virginia Crook. 

4182. Eliza Crook. 

1747. NATHAN^ SANFORD {Philo 754, Zadoc 275, Moses 
95, Samuel ±9, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Jan. 25, 1815, Oxford, Ct. ; 
d. July 22, 1856; m. Feb. 7, 1836, Mary Ann Talmadge, b. Sept- 
28, 1818 ; d. Apr. 7, 1901. 

They had two children. 

4183. Charless, b. Apr. 27, 1837; m. (1) Sept. 25, 1859, Electa E. Bronson; 

b. Aug. 9, 1841; d. Mar., 1902; m. (2) Dec. 21, 1904, Ida A. Bryer. 
No children. 'Res., Santa Fe, Isle of Pines, West Indies. 

4184. + Eliza, b. Dec. 14, 1838; m. (1) Elisha Booth; m. (2) Henry Galpin. 

1749. SHELDON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1747) b. 
Apr. 7., 1819, Oxford, Ct. ; d. Oct. 8, 1900, Seymour, Ct ; m. Apr. 
7, 1841, Anna Maria Riggs, b. June 25, 1820 ; d. Oct. 8, 1898. Tkey 
lived many years on Rimmon Hill and then removed to Seymour 
Village, Ct. 

They had two children, born in Oxford, Ct. 

4185. Fredericks, b. Apr. 3, 1842; d. Sept. 2, 1848. 

4186. Frank, b. Dec. 11, 1847; d. June 18, 1857. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 393 



1752. EDWIN^ BUCKINGHAM {Esther 755, Zadoc 275, 
Moses 95, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 23, 1808; d. 
Sept. 18, 1887; m. Oct. 4, 1835, Sarah Beecher, of Bethany, Ct. 
They lived in Seymour, Ct. 

They had three children. 
4187. Edwins Buckingham, Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1837; m. Emily Castle of Bethany, 

Ct. No children. 
4188.+ViTgil Buckingham, b. May 4, 1838; m. Mary Wood. 
4189.4-Sarah Buckingham, b. July 24, 1844; m. Albert CarrLngton. 

1754. CHARITY^ BUCKINGHAM {same descent as 1752) 
b. May 5, 1813 ; m. William Lownsbury, of Bethany, Ct. 

They had four children. 

4190. Irwins Lownsbury, d. unm. 

4191. Elfred Franklin Lownsbury. A minister in Turkey. 

4192. DeUa Lownsbury, m. Allin Lownsbury of Bethany, Ct. 

4193. Celia Lownsbury, m. Charles Allen. 

1755. BUEL' BUCKINGHAM {same descent as 1752 j b. 
Nov. 23, 1816 ; m. Apr. 2, 1843, Henriette Beecher, of Bethany, Ct. ; 
d. Nov.' 9, 1881. They lived on tlie old Buckingham place in 
Nyumphs, east of Beacon Falls. 

They had two children. 

4194. Almedas Buckingham, b. May 7, 1844; m. George Herbert Allen. No 

children. 

4195. Olin Dwight Buckingham, b. Sept. 23, 1847; m. Augusta Baldwin, of 

Prospect, Ct. No children. 

1761. WILLIAM R.' TUTTLE, JR. {Mary 757, Zadoc 275, 
Moses 95, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. July 19, 1808, Wood- 
bury, Ct. ; m. Apr. 24, 1839, Sarah E., dau. of Garry Tuttle, b. 
Dec. '4, 1820. 

They had four children. 

4196 +William Garrys Tuttle, b. June 12, 1840; m. Phebe Flowers. 
4197.+Althea Maria Tuttle, b. July 30, 1842; m. Roderick Atwood. 
4198.+Lucy Jane Tuttle, b. Feb. 23, 1846; m. Harley Warner. 
4199. Marvin Tuttle. 

1762. JOHN" TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. in Wood- 
bury, Ct. ; d. Dec. 12, 1863 ; m. Feb. 29, 1836, Abigail Theresa ToUes, 
b. June 23, 1812. Moved to Burton, 0., in 1838. 

They had three children. 



394 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

4200. WiUiam Eansoms Tuttle, b. Feb. 21, 1837. Capt. in Civil War. 

4201. John Albert Tuttle, b. Sept. 18, 1840, Burton, O. Ees., Burton, 0. 

4202. Ann Mary Tuttle, b. Dec. 26, 1845, Clarendon, 0. 

1763. PHILO" TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. July 8, 
1812, Woodbury, Ct.; d. Mar. 29, 1854; m. (1) Caroline Stone; 
m. (2) May 1, 1835, Martha Morris, b. Mar. 24, 1816. 

He had one child by first and six by second marriage. 

4203. Carolines Tuttle, b. Mar. 4, 1834; lived with Mr. and Mrs. Eoderick 

Atwood. 

4204. Edson Andrew Tuttle, b. June 18, 1836 ; d. ag. 8 mos. 
4205.+Mar7 Harriet Tuttle, b. July 11, 1838; m. Wyllis Benham. 

4206. John Edson Tuttle, b. Jan. 22, 1841; killed in Battle of Antietam. 

Buried in Antietam National Cemetery. 

4207. Sophronia Morris Tuttle, b. Aug. 1, 1843 ; d. 1849. 

4208. Emily Jane Tuttle, b. Feb. 15, 1845; d. July 7, 1870; m. Mar. 25, 1866, 

Edward H. Munson of Waterbury, Ct. 
Twin daughters died in infancy. 

4209. Marvin Emery Tuttle, b. Feb. 17, 1847. 

1765. ALBERT^ TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. in 
Woodbury, Ct. ; m. Sept. 15, 1845, Harriet Saxton. He was 
for fourteen years in the Curtis mill, Woodbury, Ct., as a finisher 
of broadcloth. Removed to Waleottville, Ct., 1858. 

They had one child. 

4210. Nathan Andrews Tuttle, b. Oct. 23, 1849. 

1766. CHARITY" TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. in 
Woodbury, Ct. ; m. (1) William Culver; m. (2) Henry S. Wheeler 
of Middlebury. 

She had two children by first marriage, one was 

4211. Johns Culver, d. June 2, 1870. 

1768. BURRITT' ■ TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. in 
Woodbury, Ct. ; m. (1) Catherine Bissell; m. (2) Adeline Lymrn; 
m. (3) Julia Curtis. 

He had one child by first, one by second and two by third 
marriage.. Three died in infancy. 

4212. Wallace Burritt' Tuttle. Ees., Southbury, Ct. 

1769. MARVIN" TUTTLE {same descent as 1761) b. Jan. 
24, 1826, Woodbury, Ct. ; d. Mar. 9, 1878, Monroe, Ct. ; m. Aug. 26, 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 395 

1849, Caroline E. Hubbell, b. Oct. 20, 1S29, HuntingloD, Ct. Res., 
Southbury, Ct. 

The}' had five children all born in Huntington, Ct. 

4213. Julia C.s Tuttle, b. Oct. 5, 1850; m. Dec. 25, 1870, Henry G. Loveland. 

Ees., Stephenson, Ct. 
4214.+Martha M. Tuttle, b. Sept. 1, 1853; d. May 6, 1890; m. William Curtis. 
4215. Burritt M. Tuttle, b. Oct. 22, 1858. Ees., Southbury, Ct. 
4216.+John A. Tuttle, b. July 28, 1867; m. Addie Wheeler. 
4217.+Frederick H. Tuttle, b. Aug. 31, 1869; m. Anna Deforest. 

1771. MILES' SANFORD {Nathan 758, Zadoc 275, Moses 
95, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 12, 1816, Litchfield, 
Ct. ; m. Sophronia Arabella Powers, b. Aug. 1, 1815, Vergennes, 
Vt. ^Ir. Sanford was a Baptist minister first in Xo. Adams, ^Nlass., 
and afterward in Salem, N. J. Res. Camden, N. J. 

They had five children. 

4218. Judson Bristol^ b. Apr. 12, 1838, MedinS, 0.; d. Nov. 27, 1839, Pontiae, 

Mich. 

4219. Charles Durand, b. Mar. 20, 1840, Pontiae, Mich. Was in the Civil 

War and killed in battle. 

4220. Caroline Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1842, Pontiae, Mich.; d. Mar. 19, 1847, 

Chicago, m. 
4221.+Angie Louise, b. July 21, 1849; m. Dr. E. M. Howard. 

4222. Albert Miles, b. Aug. 29, 1852; unm. Is in a large silk store ia 

Philadelphia, Pa. Eesides with his mother in Camden, N. J. 

1773. JANE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1771) b. May 
1, 1821, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. Apr. 23, 1852, Rootstown, 0.; buried 
in the old cemetery near the Center; m. Ephraim Williams. They 
lived in Windon, 0. for a time. 

They had three children, all born in Windon, 0. 

4223. Charles? Williams. 

4224. 4- Henry Newton Williams, b. Oct. 2, 1845; m. Fannie Murray. 
4225.+Charles Edward Williams, b. Apr. 5, 1849; d. Aug. 3, 1884; m. Kittie 
Hoxie. 

1774. GEORGE' SANFORD {same descent as 1771) b. 

July 4, 1823, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. (1) ; m. (2) Feb. 10, 

1864, Lucy M. Thorp, b. Feb. 27, 1845. They lived in Edinburg, 
0., Vineland, N. J., Akron, 0., and Coldwater, Mich. Her res., 
Chicago, III 

He had three children by second marriage. 



396 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

4226.+Iiiiiiue8, b. Dec. 8, 1864; m. Henry Parker. 

4227. Nathan Hubbell, b. Feb. 20, 1866, Edinburg, O.; unm. 

4228. Georgia A., b. Oct. 10, 1871, Vineland, N. J.; unm. Ees., Chicago, HI. 

1776. MALINDA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1771) b. 
July 28, 1827, Litchfield, Ct; d. July 17, 1888, Gallon, 0.; m. (1) 
Mar. 12, 1846, Dr. Andrew M. Bassett of Rootstown, , d. Aug. 
19, 1863. They lived one-half mile west of the Center; m. (2) 
Jan. 1, 1871, Marcus H. McClain, a druggist, in Gallon, 0. 

She had two children by her first marriage born in Rootstown, 
Ohio. 

4229. Janes Bassett, b. May 26, 1849; d. May 21, 1867. 

4230. Helen Bassett, b. Aug. 16, 1860; m. Oct. 25, 1882, William Spittle, of 

Gallon, 0., where they now reside. 

1777. SMITH^ SANFORD {same descent as 1771) b. 
Jan. 12, 1830, Litchfield, Ct. ; m. iSTov. 27, 1855, Louisa, dau. of 
William D. Davis, of Edinburg, 0., b. Feb. 19, 1832, Edinburg, 
0. Mr. Sanford lived first on a farm previously occupied by 
his father, one and a quarter miles north of the center of Edin- 
burg, then he moved to a place one-half mile west of Roots- 
town Center where he and his brother Emery had a felly factory, 
then to Mecca, Trumbull Co., the center of the oil excitement to 
prospect for oil. In the spring of 1863 he returned to Edinburg, 
bought a farm of 110 acres a mile and a quarter east of the 
Center where he built a house in which he lived twenty years. 
In 1883 he moved to Edinburg Center and in 1890 to a plaee just 
east of Ravenna village in Portage County, 0. 11'^ was a Justice 
of the Peace many years and County Commissioner for six years. 
Res. Ravenna, 0. 

They had two children. 

4231. -I- Frank Elwoods, b. Oct. 10, 1858; m. Mary Blinn. 

4232. EolHn Miles, b. Oct. 22, 1869, Edinburg, 0.; m. May, 1901, OHve 
Olmsted of Eavenna, O. No children. Ees., Eavenna, 0. 

1779. EMERY' SANFORD {same descent as 1771) h. 
Aug. 29, 1835, Westfield, 0.; d. Nov. 18, 1888, Cleveland, 0.; 
buried in Edinburg, 0. ; m. Apr. 19, 1860, Sarah Ann Bullock of 
Rootstown, 0. He lived first in Edinburg, 0., then in Freedom 
as station ayent, then in Ravenna as express agent and in Cleve- 
land where he died. 

They had four children. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 397 



4233. George Winstons, b. Feb. 13, 1861, Eootatown, O.; d. Oct. 3, 1897, 
Cleveland, O.; unm. 

4234 Charles Meadley, b. July 1, 1864, Edinbuxg, 0.; d. Mar. 16, 1902, 

Cleveland, 0.; m. June 16, 1896, EUa Sheriden, b. in LaCrope, Wis. 
No children. 

4235 Albert Henry, b. Sept. 29, 1866, Freedom, 0.; m. Dec. 11, 1899, Maude 

Snediker, b. near Wheeling, W. Va. No children. Res. Cleveland, O. 
4236.+ James Arthur, b. May 24, 1875; m. Julia Egan. 

17B0. JONATHAN MILES^ BASSETT, JR. {Charity 
759, Zadoc 275, Moses 95, Samuel 19, Samuel i, Thomas 1) b. 

Feb. 17, 1817, Oxford, Ct. ; d. Jan. 1872-4; m. . Mr. Bassett 

learned 'the printers' trade in Cleveland, 0., be then went to 
Quincy, 111., where he published "The Quincy Argus." He studied 
law and was a partner of Stephen A. Douglas. 

He had two children. 

4237. Didas Bassett. 

4238. Harry Bassett. 

1781. ELIZABETH' BASSETT {same descent as 1780) b. 
July, 1825; m. Milton Moore. 
They had two children. 

4239. Marys Moore. 

4240. Emery Moore. 

1787. JOHN BEACH' BOOTH {Joel 761, Ehenezer 280, 
Rachel 98, Samuel 19, Samuel 4, Thomas 1) m. Sept. 13, 1813, Julia 
dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Rebecca (Sherman) Brooks, b. Feb. 
13, 1793, Stratford, Ct. ; d. 1827, FayetteviUe, N. C. 

They had one child. 
4241.+Catherine AnnS Booth, b. Mar. 3, 1815; d. Oct. 11, 1873; m. Starr Beach. 

1791. DAVID AUSTIN' SANFORD {David 762, David 291, 
Somuel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 5, 1507 
Plymouth, Ct. ; d. June 21, 1882, Wolcott, Ct. ; m. (1) Julia, dau of 
Mark Norton, of Bristol, Ct., d. Feb. 1, 1836, Bristol, Ct. ; m._ (2) 
Lois Susanna, dau. of Aaron Norton of Bristol, Ct., ^ 1806, Bristol, 
rt • d Dec 10 1871, Wolcott, Ct.; m. (3) Candace (Holt) Nichols, 
dau. of James kolt, b. 1814, Bristol, Ct.; d. July 27, 1904, Bristol, 

*' He had two children by first and three by second marriage, all 
except Cora bom in Bristol, Ct. 



398 THE THOMAS SANTOKD FAMILY 

4242. Jerushias, b. Apr., 1834; d. 1860, Berlin, Ct.; m. Andrew Bartrom. 

4243. Theron, b. Jan. 23, 1836; m. Deborah C. Reed of Taunton, Mass. Res., 

Togas, Me. 
4244.+Leverett A., b. Oct. 17, 1837; m. (1) Mary Atkins; m. (2) Julia 
Dxmbar. 

4245. Rufus A., b. Sept. 9, 1841; d. 1904, Hartford, Ct.; m. Jane Nettleton, 

d. 1900. 

4246. Cora A., b. June 27, 1846, Wolcott, Ct.; d. Feb. 18, 1895; m. George 

Atkins. 

1792. RANSOM ANDREW' SANFORD {same descent as 
1791) b. July 25, 1813, Plymouth, Ct. ; m- 

One child was 

4247. Mrs. Elliots Bronson. Res., Wolcott, Ct. 

1793. EMELINE^ HITCHCOCK {Baynaris 765, David 291, 

Samuel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. ; m. 

Gilbert Root. 

They had two children. 

4248.4-Orrin8 Root, m. Martha Thomas. 
4249.+Josephine Root, m. Oswin Doolittle. 

1794. ELIZA^ HITCHCOCK {same descent as 1793) m. 
Peter Joyce. 

They had one child. 

4250. Lewiss Joyce, m. Julia Doolittle. 

1795. ELIZABETH' WARNER {Olive 766, David 291, 
Samuel 103, Satnuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) m. Alfred Doolittle. 

They had three children. 

4251. Julius* Doolittle, m. Mary Hart. Res., Bethany. Ct. 

4252. Eliza Doolittle. 

4253. Laura Doolittle, d. at age of 21. 

1796. ALMA^ WARNER {same descent as 1795) m. Zeri 
Peck. 

They had six children. 

4254. Lorenzo^ Peck. 

4255. Friend Peck. 

4256. Cornelius Peck. 

4257. Three daughters. 

This family lives at Mt. Carmel, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 39^ 

1797. MARIA^ WARNER {same descent as 1793) m. Sey- 
mour Doolittle. 

They had two children. 

4258. Augustas DooHttle, m. Beecher. 

4259. Cornelia DooUttle. 

1798. ELIZA' WARNER {same descent as 1795) m. Egbert 
Ailing. 

They had four children. 

4260. Bradleys Ailing. 
4261.-f-Sarah Ailing, m. Jared BlakeBlee. 
4262. Birdsey Ailing. 
4263.+Nanc7 Ailing, m. William Hall. 

1801. ZEALOUS' WARNER {same descent as 1795) m. 
Mary Allins^. 

They had seven children. 

4264. Williss Warner. 

4265. William Warner, res., Woodbridge, Ct. 

4266. Levi Warner. 

4267. Hobart Warner. 

4268. Angeline Warner. 

4269. Louisa Warner, 

4270. Grace Warner. 

1802. ABNER' WARNER {same descent as 1795) m. Mary 
Bradley. 

They had eight children. 

4271. Bradleys Warner, d. young. 

4272. + Cyrus Warner, m. Eosette Munson. 

4273. Minerva Warner, m. Bennett Doolittle. 

4274. Frederic Warner. 

4275. -{-Miranda Warner, m. Orrin Munson. 

4276. Albert Warner, m. Sarah Warner. 

4277. Abner Warner, m. Laura Hitchcock. 
4278.-|-Chauncey Warner, m. Sarah Pinkham. 

1803. MINrOR' WARNER {same descent as 1795) b. June 11, 
1805, Hamden, Ct. ; d. July 6, 1880, Hamden, Ct. ; m. May, 1829, 
Betsey Elizabeth Ford, b. May 29, 1807, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Dec. 14, 
1864. Hamden, Ct. 

They had eleven children all born in Hamden, Ct. 



400 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

4279.+ Janes Warner, b. Mar. 1, 1831; d. Feb. 26, 1860; m. William Lord. 
4280. + Charles Jared Warner, b. Apr. 25, 1832; m. Mary Oviatt. 
42Sl.+Eobert Eollin Warner, b. Nov. 15, 1833; d. Sept. 6, 1903; m. Martha 
Johnson. 

4282. Louisa Warner, b. 1836; d. Sept. 12, 1843, Hamden, Ct. 

4283. Amos Warner, b. May 28, 1841; d. July 17, 1853, Hamden, Ct. 

4284. Qriswell Warner, b. Sept., ;i84a ; d. Sept., 1842, Hamden, Gt. 
4285.+Marietta Cleora Warner, b. Sept. 12, 1843; m. James Stone. 
4286.+Huldah Adeline Warner, b. Dec. 11, 1845; m. Levi Munson. 
4287.+Betsey Ann Warner, b. Oct. 20, 1847; m. Frederick Mix. 

4288. Twins, b. 1849 ; d. 1849, Hamden, Ct. /. 

1804. HARLEY^ WARNER {same descp-nt as 1795) b. 
Sept. 10, 1812, Hamden, Ct; d. Mar. 10, 1899, Hamden, Ct. ; m. (1) 
Susannah Dorman; m. (2) Dec. 10, 1861, Emily Ailing, b, June 
12 1824, Hamden, Ct. Her res. Highwood, Ct. 

He had four children by second marriage all born in Ham- 
den, Ct. 

4289. Harley Allen? Warner, b. Oct. 24, 1862; d. Feb. 20, 1904, Hamden, Ct.; 

m. Oct. 14, 1896, Lillian Shepard, b. Sept. 8, 1871,. Hamden, Ct. 
No children. Res., Hamden, Ct. 

4290. Rosette Warner, b. Oct. 28, 1864; m. Elsworth Warner (see 8604). 

Res., WaUingford, Ct. 
4291.+Lester Warner, b. Oct. 14, 1865; m. Lizzie Warner. 
4292.+Ella Warner, b. Aug. 2, 1868; m. Edward Warner. 

1805. EMILY^ SANFORD {Truman 768, David 291, Sam- 
uel 103, Saynuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1794, Hamden, Ct. ; 
d. Oct. 9, 1835 ; m. Sidney Downs of Bethany, Ct. 

They had one child. 
4293. + Harriets Downs, m. (1) Clark Hotchkiss; m. (2) Ives. 

1807. DARIUS^ SANFORD {same descent as 1805) b. 
Aug. 12, 1801, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Nov. 28, 1881, Hamden, Ct. ; m. 
(1) Sept. 29, 1827, Aurelia Doolittle, b. Apr. 22, 1809, Hamden, 
Ct.; d. Apr. 8, 1864; m. (2) Betsey Brown; m. (3) Betsey Warner. 

He had five children by first marriage, all born in Hamden, Ct. 

4294.+ Amelia Anns, b. Dec. 24, 1828; d. Feb. 14, 1866; m. Edward Pratt. 

4295. Martha Mary, b. Nov. 29, 1830; d. Nov. 11, 1906, New Haven, Ct.; unm. 

4296. Emeline Frances, b. Sept. 12, 1832; d. Jan. 12, 1901; m. Dec. 8, 1867, 

Orrin Hitchcock, b. in Hamden, Ct. No children. 

4297. Delia Dina, b. Sept. 24, 1834; d. Aug. 14, 1847, Hamden, Ct. 

4298. Lizzie Grace, b. Sept. 28, 1836; m. Feb. 3, 1859, Dr. William A. Bevin, 

b. in Berlin, Ct.; d. Mar. 16, 1901, So. Norwalk, Ct. No children. 
He practiced medicine in Keyport, N. J., Trenton, N. J., Meriden, 
Ct. and New EocheUe, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 401 

1808. REUEL^ SANFORD {same descent, as 1805) b. 1803, 
Hamden, Ct. ; d. May 30, 1871, Bethany, Ct. ; m. (1) Sarah, dau. 
of Joseph Bishop, b. in Bethany, Ct. ; d. in Bethany, Ct; m. (2) 
Mrs. Louisa Brown of Maine. Mr. Sanford owned considerable 
property at Mt. Sanford (Bethany) which was named for him 

He had seven children by first marriage all except Emily Dorn 
in Bethany, Ct. 

4299. Charles^, b. 1828; d. unm. 

4300.+WaleB Bishop, b. June 10, 1830; m. Betsey May. 

4301.+George Noyes, b. Mar. 20, 1831; d. Feb. 26, 1903; m. Mary Mathews. 

4302.+Mary, b. 1834; d. Dec. 11, 1903; m. Elizur Young. 

4303. Vinufl M., b. Mar., 1836; d. in Libby Prison; unm. Adm. was granted 

on his estate Jan. 2, 1866. 

4304. Henry, b. Apr. 14, 1838; m. June 1, 1865, Mrs. Eliza Atkins Preston, 

b. 1833, Hamden, Ct. ; d. 1902. No children. Ees., Cheshire, Ct. 
4305.+Emily, b. Aug. 25, 1840, Hamden, Ct.; d. Apr. 22, 1873; m. Henry 
Perkins. 

1809. ALMERON' SANFORD {same descent as 1805) b. 
Jan. 20, 1806, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Jan. 5, 1892, Hamden, Ct. ; m. 
Oct. 10, 183-^, Polly Abigail Mathews, b. Sept. 1, 1814, Bristol, Ct. ; 
d. Apr. 10, 1882, Hamden (Mt. Carmel), Ct. 

They had ten children aU born in Hamden, Ct. 

4306. Joel8 Tuttle, b. Feb. 8, 1834; d. Oct. 28, 1834, Hamden, Ct. 
4307.+Comelia Adeline, b. Oct. 5, 1837; m. Samuel Doolittle. 
4308.+Hermanu3 Almeron, b. Aug. 14, 1839; d. Feb. 26, 1901; m. Caroline 

Blakeslee. 
4309. EUen Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1841; d. Feb. 19, 1883, New Haven. Ct.; 

m. 1873, Henry W. Perkins, b. Sept. 3, 1830. Bethany, Ct. 
4310.+Dwight Washington, b. Nov. 15, 1844; d. Sept., 1903; m. Julia 

Josephine Sherman. 

4311. Dennis Merit, b. July 8, 1847. 

4312. Denison Mathews, b. July 8, 1847; d. July 8, 1847, Hamden, Ct. 

4313. Dencie Mariah, b. July 8, 1847; m. John W. Taylor, b. in England. 

No children. 

4314. Amon Burton, b. Mar. 9, lS52 ; d. June 3, 1870, Prospect, Ct. 
4315.+William Merric, b. Mar. 19, 1857; m. Ida Bishop. 

1810 HARVEY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1805) b. 
1808, Hamden, Ct. ; m. Harriet Peck. 
They had two children. 

4316. Franklins. 

4317. Eichard. 

(26) 



402 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1811. MEHITABLE^ SANFOBD {same descent as 1805) 
b. ISIO, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Apr. 20, 1882, Bethany, Ct. ; m. July 3, 
3836, Justus Washington Mathews, b. Apr. 1818, Bristol, Ct. ; d. 
1855. 

They had five children. 

4318.+WiUards Mathews, b. Aug. 5, 1837; m. Sarah Merwin. 
4319. Emma A. Mathews, b. May 6, 1839; d. 1859. 

4320.+Mary Jane Mathews, b. May 23, 1843; m. (1) Julius Merwin; m. (2) 
George N. Sanford. 

4321. EUenore M. Mathews, b. Oct. 29, 1845 ; d. Dec. 2, 1852. 

4322. Alice Belinda Mathews, b. Sept. 3, 1850; d. Dec. 3, 1852. 

1812. LINUS^ SANFORD {same descent as 180:) b. Sept. 
19, 1812, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Nov. 8, 1906, Canaan, Ct. ; m. 1840, 
Margaret M. Durant, b. 1820; d. 1875. Mr. Sanford was a s'.one 
mason. He worked on an acqueduct in N. T. C. 

They had nine children. 

4323. Jane S.s, b. Feb., 1841, Sheffield, Mass.; d. Apr. 25, 1901, Canaan, Ct. 
4324.+Jennette L., b. Apr. 23, 1843; m. (1) George Greene; m. (2) John 

Huntington. 
4325.+ William L., b. 1845; m. (1) Hannah WilUams; m. (2) Mary Condon. 
4326.+Frederick A., b. Sept. 5, 1848; m. Alice Doyle. 
4327.+ Julia M., b. Mar. 30, 1850; m. Leander Downs. 
4327a. Frank, d. in infancy. 

4328. + Albert G., b. 1856; m. Leora Moshy. - . ' - ■ 

4329.+Miniue E., b. May 23, 1859; m. Lyman Couch. 
4330. Grove L., b. 1862, Canaan, Ct.; d. 1885. Killed by the cars. 

1814. JULIA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1805) b. 
June 30, 1816, Hamden, Ct. ; d. 1884; m. (1) Robert Davis: m. v2) 
Justus Humiston. 

She had seven children by first and one by second marriage. 

4331.+Elizabeths Davis, m. Andrew Jackson. 

4332. John Davis. 

4333. Emily Davis. 

4334. Antoinette Davis. 

4335. .Juliette Davis. ' . 

4336. Esther Davis. 

4337. Clark Davis. 

4338. Frederick Humiston. 

1815. FANNY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1805) b. 
June 15, 1820, Hamden, Ct. ; d. Sept. 20, 1884, North Haven, Ct. ; 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 403 



m. (1) 1846, Alchard Shepard, b. 1818, East Haven, Ct. ; d. 1857, 
Hamden, Ct. ; m. (2) Harvey Keeler. 

She had five children by first marriage, all born in Hamden, Ct. 

4339.+Frances8 Shepard, b. Nov. 12, 1847; m. Jay Wildman. 

4340. Sarah Shepard, b. Aug. 19, 1849. 

4341. + Edwin Shepard, b. Apr. 9, 1851; m. Ella Dorman. 

4342. + Henry Shepard, b. Nov. 1, 1853; m. Alice Warner. 
4343.+ Alice Shepard, b. June 15, 1857; m. William Van Doran. 

1818. LORENZO" SANFORD {Seijmour 769, David 2yl, 
Samuel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 8, 1811, 
Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 20, 1883, Troupsburg, N. T. ; m. Sept. 18,' 
1831, Hannah P., dau. of Gordon and Aubrina Smith, b. Aug. 10, 
1815, Cortland, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 15, 1894, Troupsburg, N. Y. They 
settled in Troupsburg, N. Y. 

They had twelve children, all except Miles and Lorenzo born 
in Troupsburg, N- Y. 

4344.+Mile8 B.8, b. July 18, 1835, Addison, N. T.; d. 1906 in Iowa; m. Mary 

Eutherford. 
4345.+Lorenzo M., b. Apr. 13, 1837, Addison, N. Y. ; m. Minerva Cumminga. 

4346. Charles, b. Feb. 14, 1839; m. Sara Rutherford. Ees., Wykoff, Minn. 

4347. Esther, b. Mar. 22, 1841; d. 1907, Troupsburg, N. Y.; m. Andrew Tozer. 

No children. 
4348.+Phebe M., b. Feb. 23, 1843; dec; m. Lyman Stoddard. 
4349. + Harriet, b. Apr. 17, 1845; m. Jacob Vannater. 
4350. + James, b. Apr. 3, 1847; m. Harriet Cummings. 
4351.+Martha F., b. Apr. 19, 1849; m. Albert Potter. 

4352. Mary A., b. Apr. 23, 1851; m. John Sanford (see 3655). Ees., Ham- 

mondsport, N. Y. 

4353. Andrew, b. Aug. 21, 1853; d. Apr., 1854. 

4354. Isaac, b. Sept. 6, 1855; unm. Res., Troupsburg, N. Y. 

4355. Henry, b. Sept. 28, 1860. Res., Addison, N. Y. 

1819. SEYMOURS SANFORD {same descent as 1818) b. 
Apr. 16, 1813, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 11, 1891, Troupsburg, N. Y. ; 
m. Sept. 26, 1836, Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
Rodgers of Troupsburg, N. Y., b. July 25, 1820, Troupsburg, N. Y. ; 
d. Sept. 11, 1892, Troupsburg, N. Y. Mr. Sanford went from Conn, 
to Dryden, N. Y., when a boy, and later to Hornell, N. Y., where 
he lived with a Presbyterian deacon. When a young man he went 
to Troupsburg, N. Y., where he had a carding mill. 

They had thirteen children all born in Troupsburg, N. Y. 

4356.+Byron'', b. May 26, 1837; d. Aug. 14, 1874; m. Lucinda Albee. 
4357.+Louisa, b. Dec. 26, 1838; d. at Canisteo, N. Y.; m. Henry Prutsman. 



404 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

4358. Clarissa, m. Lewis Henry Everitt. Ees., Troupsburg, N. T. 
4359.+Miner, b. Mar. 10, 1842. Ees., Freeland, Mich. 
4360.+ Jonah H., b. Dec. 14, 1843; m. Eodeska Albee. 
436I.+P0U7, b. Feb. 14, 1845; m. Henry Brown. 

4362. + Eli3ha, b. Feb. 2, 1847; d. June 2, 1903; m. Elizabeth Dickenson. 

4363. Cassius, b. Mar. 27, 1851; m. Apr. 15, 1891, Millie, dau. of Clarence and 

May Wilkinson. No children. Ees., HorneU, N. T. 
4364.+Sarah, b. May 12, 1853; d. at Greenwood, N. T.; m. Jerome White. 
4365.-f-David, b. Aug. 4, 1855; m. Lena Atwood. 

4366. Jonathan, b. Aug. 4, 1855; d. Dec. 1, 1870, Troupsburg, N. Y. 
4367.4-Yictoria, b. Oct. 11, 1857; m. Herman Murdock. 
4368.+ Jane, b. Dec. 16, 1859; dec; m. Merrill Holt. 

1824. GEORGE LEWIS' SANFORD (same descent as 
1S18) b. Sept. 12, 1829 ; m. Clarissa Eaton of Chenango, N. Y. 

They had three children. 

4369. Franceas. 

4370. Alanson. 

4371. Irena. 

1825. JOHN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1818) b. Aug. 21, 
1831 ; m. Nov. 30, 1854, Julia A. Loomis of Coventry, Ct. Resided 
in Glen Aubrey, N. Y. 

They had two children, born in No. Coventry, Ct. 

4372. Alice E.s, b. May 19, 1859. 

4373. Emma F., b. July 12, 1861. 

1827. OLIVE' SANFORD {same descent as ISIS) ,h. Aug. 
10, 1837; m. Lyman Loomis of Coventry, Ct. 
They had one child. 

4374. Prentice Martins Loomis. 

1830. AMOS' SANFORD {Cyrenus 773, Ezekiel 292, Samuel 
103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b Jan. 1, 1802; d. Nov. 21, 
1843, Middletown, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 6, 1824, Relief Bellows, b. Mar. 1, 
1807, Middletown, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 27, 1848. Mr. Sanford lived on 
the old homestead at Hubble Hill, Middletown, N. Y. and raised 
his family there. 

They had ten children, all born in Middletown, N. Y. 

4375.+Emory .Jasons, b. Dec. 27, 1826; d. Feb. 1, 1875; m. Anzela Decker. 

4376. Oscar Fitchland, b. May 4, 1828. 

4377. + Albert Xelson, b. Oct. 21, 1829; d. in Colorado; m. Hannah Davis. 

4378. Henry Wilson, b. May 4, 1831. Ees., Marshfield, Ore. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 405 



4379. James Madison, b. Dec. 3, 1833. Res., Belleville, Kan. 
4380.+William Gardiner, b. Mar. 28, 1835; d. ab. 1872. 

4381. Edwin Harrison, b. Nov. 13, 1836. 

4382. Frances Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1838. 

4383. Cyrenus Wesley, b. Jan. 14, 1842. Enlisted in the fall of 1861 in the 

102d N. T. Eeg., and served through the war. Ues., Marshfield, Ore. 

4384. Sarah Jane, b. May 4, 1844; m. Henry Sanford {see 8136). Res., 

HalcottsviUe, N. Y. 

1832. VERNON' SANTORD {same descent as 1830) b. 
April 4, 1810, Del. Co., N. Y. ; m. Sept. 7, 1834, Catharine Campbell. 
TLey removed to Illinois in 1836. Resided in Polo. 

They had three children. 

4385. Mary Janes, b. Feb. 5, 1837; d. Mar. 25, 1861; m. Dec. 13, 18-54, Edwin 

Wolcott. 

4386. Nancy, b. Apr. 15, 1839; m. Oct. 22, 1857, Gilbert Finkle. 

4387. Rachel Anner, b. Oct. 12, 1852 ; d. Dee. 4, 1855. 

1833. JOEL' SANFORD {same descent ai 1S30) d. in Stay- 
ton, Ore.; m. Jane Osterhout. Mr. Sanford was an "Old Schcol 
or Hard Shell" Baptist minister for more than forty years. He 
removed from Delaware Co., N. T., to Whiteside Co., 111., about 
183-4 and from Polo, 111. to Oregon, about 1866. 

They had nine children, all born in Whiteside Co., 111. 

4388. Levi M.s Res., Des Moines, la. 

4389. Pamella Huggans. Res., Wyoming, la. 

4390. George W., d. about 1899, Waterloo, Ore. 

4391. Andrew. Res., Santa Rosa, Cal. 

4392. WilUam Warren. Res., Lebanon, Ore. 

4393. Harriet Darly, d. about 1897, Scio, Ore. 
4394.4-Richard Dirgin, m. Mary Orchard. 

4395. Emma Jane, d. young. 

4396. Wallace Cadwell. Res., Yoncalla, Ore. 

1834. AHIRAH' SANFORD {same descent as 1S30) d. in 
Salem, Ore. ; m. Amanda Hull. Mr. Sanford was a Baptist minister 
for over forty years. 

They had one child. 

4397. Stephens, d. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; m. Matilda Underwood. 

1835. HARRISON' SANFORD {same descent as 1830) m. 
Bridget Deyo. 

They had five children. 



406 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 



4398. 


Madisons. 


4399. 


' ' Dr. Burns 


4400. 


Frank. 


4401. 


Elenora. 


4402. 


Adaline. 



1836- WARREN^ SANFORD [same descent as 1830) m. 
Dolly Osterhout, sister of Jane. 
They had three children. 

4403. Amoss. Ees., Enterprise, Ore. 

4404. Simon. 

4405. Alice. Ees., Enterprise, Ore. 

1837. BENNETT^ SANFORD [same descent as 1830) b. 
May 1, 1821, Del. Co., N. Y.; m. Jan. 5, 1847, Miranda Sweet, b. 
May 22, 1814, Del. Co., N. Y. Mr. Sanford removed to Polo, 111., 
in the fall of 1834. 

They had six children. 

4406. + Homers, b. Nov. 20, 1848; m. Jane Eucker. ' • ; 

4407. William, b. May 9, 1852. 
4408.+S7lvester, b. Apr. 3, 1856; m. Alice Butts. 

4409. Martha Jane, b. July 20, 1860. 

4410. Garner, b. Nov. 2, 1862; d. Feb. 10, 1864. 

4411. Susannah, b. Dec. 15, 1864. 

1841. ADANIRUM^ SANFORD {Ezekiel 774, Ezekiel 292, 
Samuel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Dec 26, 1810, 
Middletown. N. Y. ; d. Feb. 7, 1860, near Chicago, 111.; m. Apr. 
8, 1828, Jan:=! Ann, dau. of Pardon and Rhoda (Stanton) Austin, 
b. Nov. 29, 1811, Middletown, N. Y. They removed to Cook Co., 111., 
and settled on a farm nine miles north west from Chicago. 

They had ten children, the last seven all born in Cook Co., 111. 

4412. Smith Howard', b. May 2i, 1831, Westfield, N. T. Eesided in Lawlor, 

la. 

4413. Seth Austin, b. Dec. 21, 1833, Springfield, Pa. Eesided in Nashua, la. 

4414. Sophia Clarissa, b. Jan. 12, 1836, Coniat, 0. 

4415. Seraphina Gertrude, b. Jan. 15, 1839; d. Apr. 4, 1842. 

4416. Sheldon Cyrus, b. Apr. 16, 1841 ; d. Apr. 5, 1842. 

4417. Socrates B., b. Jan. 18, 1843. 

4418. Sidney S., b. Mar. 6, 1845. 

4419. Seraphina Isabel, b. Nov. 21, 1848; d. Oct. 25, 1868, West Union, la. 

4420. Scott N., b. Feb. 22, 1850. Is an attorney in Nashua, la. 

4421. Silvannah Jane, b. June 2, 1852. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 407 



1844. BEERS' SANFORD {Darius 775, Ezekiel 292, Sam- 
uel 103, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) m. Rachel Akely. Mr. 
Sanford moved to Harrisville, 0. 

They had two children. 

. 4422. Stevens. 
4423. Dariua. 

1846. DANIEL BURR' SANFORD {same descent as 1844) 
b. May. 21, 1803, Middletown, N. Y. ; d. July 15, 1S56, Chardon, 0. ; 
m. Sept. 10, 1826, Lucy M. Parsons of Longmeadow, Ct. 

They had three children. 

4424.+Carlos Parsonas, b. Feb. 3, 1827; m. (1) Phila Woodworth; m. (2) Mrs. 
Margarette Ellis; m. (3) Mrs. Addie Frye ; m. (4) Mrs. Addie 
Benson. 

4425. Eiley Warehom, b. July 14, 1832; d. Apr. 6, 1866. Was a soldier in 

the Civil War. 

4426. Clifton Alphonzo, b. Jan. 17, 1840; d. Mar. 14, 1848. 

1847. AFFADILLA' SANFORD {same descent as 1844) 
d. in Girard, Pa. ; m. Joel Bradish. 

One child was 

4427. Joel8 Bradish. Eesided in Girard, Pa. 

1848. DARIUS' SANFORD {same descent as 1844) m. 

Resided in West Springfield, Pa. 

Two children were 

4428. Johns. 

4429. Dariua. 

1854. LY:\IAN' pond {Millicent 779, Joel 295, Ephraim 
104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) m. June 5, 182.3, Lucy 
Spencer. 

They had one child. 

4430.+Lyman Eussells Pond, m. Frances Eouse. 

1862. ELECTA' SANFORD {Eri 781, Joel 295, Ephraim 
104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 21, 1803, Harwin- 
ton, Ct. ; d. Nov. 7, 1884, Campville, Ct. ; m. Dec. 28, 1830, Erastus 
Baldwin, b. July 9, 1794. Resided in Campville, Ct. 

They had seven children, all born in Campville, Ct. 



408 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

4431.+Faiinys Baldwin, b. Nov. 2, 1831; d. Jan. 28, 1891; m. Thomas Stanley. 
4432. + Sarah Baldwin, b. Feb. 7, 1833; m. Horace Leonard. 
4433.+Samuel Baldwin, b. Apr. 19, 1835; d. Nov. 5, 1899; m. Emma Castle. 

4434. Seth Baldwio, b. July 12, 1837; d. Nov. 14, 1909; unm. 

4435. George Baldwin, b. July 7, 1839; d. Oct. 25, 1896; unm. 

4436. Electa Baldwin, b. July 7, 1842 ; unm. Ees., CampvUle, Ct. 
4437.+ John Baldwin, b. Aug. 7, 1844; m. Jane Hjne. 

■ 1863. MART^ SANFORD {same descent as 1862) b. May 3, 
1805, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Dec. 29, 1854, Chili, N.Y. ; m. April 6, 1831, 
Eli Potter, b Nov. 9, 1795, Plymouth, Ct. ; d. Apr. 7, 1864, Chili, 
N. T. They removed to Churchville, N. Y. 

They had five children, all born in Plymouth, Ct. 

4438.+Anna D.s Potter, b. July 8, 1832; m. John Robertson. 

4439. Ellen Potter, b. Jan. 9, 1834; d. Mar. 5, 1847. 

4440. Jane Potter, b. July 3, 1836 ; d. unm. 
4441.+Lucy Potter, b. Feb. 9, 1839; m. Myron Sperry. 

4442.+ Eli H. Potter, b. Apr. 8, 1841; m. (1) Sarah Jones; m. (2) Fidelia 
Kirby. 

1864. JOEL' SANFORD {same descent as 1862) b. May 4, 
1807, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. in Harwinton, Ct. ; m. Oct. 8, 1832, CharHy 
Wheeler, b. Mar. 3, 1810 ; d. at Harwinton, Ct. Resided in Harwin- 
ton, Ct. 

They had two children. 

4443.+Hannah8, b. June 1836; d. in New Haven, Ct. ; m. George Hatch. 
4444. + Henry W., b. Oct. 3, 1840; dec; m. Augusta Pond. 

1866. JOHN PORTERS SANFORD {same descev.t as 1862) 
b. May 24, 1811, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Mar. 19, 1851 ; m. Oct. 8, 1332, 
Sally Wheeler. Resided in Plymouth, Ct. 

They had one child. 
4445.+Mary Janes, b. 1833; d. July, 1861; m. Henry Richardson. 

1868. ERF SANFORD {same descent as 1862) b. Oct. 21, 
1815, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Nov. 23, 1898, Churchville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 
20, 1852, Mary Jane, dau. of Isaac and Sylvia Ailing, b. Feb. 11, 
1821 ; d. 1907. They removed to Churchville, N. Y. 

They had three children, all born in Riga, N. Y. 

4446. Hannah Sylvias, b. May 21, 1853 ; m. Aug. 1, 1875, Fred Royston. No 

children. Res., Los Angeles, Cal. 
4447.+Charles Eri, b. Aug. 17, 1856; m. Eliza Adams. 
4448. Mary E., b. Feb. 3, 1859; d. Mar. 22, 1859, Churchville, N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 409 



1869. ROSWELL ALLEN' SANFORD {same descent as 
1862) b. June 2. 1818, Harwinton. Ct. ; d. Jan. 16, 1S86, Plymoath, 
Ct., ag 69 ; m. May 4, 18-42, Adeline, dau. of Lester and Harriet 
(Dowd) Leonard, b. June 8, 1822, Burlington, Ct. ; d. Jan. 16, 1891, 
Plymouth, Ct. 

They had two children born in Plymouth, Ct. 

4449.-j_Dennis C.s, b. Nov. 11, 1844; d. Jan. 29, 1894; m. Josie Brunt. 
4450.+Edward L., b. July 25, 1850; m. Henrietta Birge. 

1883. PORTER' SANFORD {Ephraim 795, Amos 300, Eph- 
raim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Sept. 7, 1810, Goshen, 
Ct.; d. Nov. 27, 1891, Terryville, Ct. ; m. Sept. 13, 1835, Sarah Ann, 
dau. of Roswell and Elmira Allen, b. Mar. 9, 1815, Plymouth, Ct. ; 
d. Mar. 10, 1881, Terryville, Ct. 

They had three children, all born in Terryville, Ct. 

4451.+Adelme Marian?, b. Jan. 23, 1840; d. Oct. 6, 1S6S; m. Ira Stoughton. 
4452.4-Elmira Sedgwick, b. Nov. 1, 1845 ; m. James Terry. 
4453.+Sarah AUce, b. Apr. 9, 1849; m. Dr. Cornelius Bull. 

1884. BURRITT F.' SANFORD {sayne descent as 13S3) b. 
June 5, 1820, Plvmouth Hollow, Ct.; m. (1) Jan 23. 1846. ^Jar-aret 
Sarah Ann Hart, b. Jan. 13. 1828, Groton, N. Y. : d. Oct. 15, 1857, 
Menasha, Wis. ; m. (2) July 3, 1859, Grace Reed Grant, b. July 23, 
1825, x\ntwerp, N. Y. 

He had sis children by first and one by second marriage. 

4454 +Luther Harts, b. May 10, 1847 ; d. Dec. 14, 1902 ; m. Phebe Wing. 
4455. Lestina, b. Mar. 29, 1849, Greenfield, Wis.; d. Apr. 2, 1851, Menasha, 

Wis. 
4456 Ella b May 2, 1851, Menasha, Wis.; d. July, 1851, Menasha, Wis. 
4457.+Minott Sedgwick, b. Feb. 23, 1854; m. (1) Cora Hancock; m. (2) Ella 

Mohler. 
44.58 +Amy Delphia, b. Mar. 11, 1S.55; d. Apr. 30, 1909; m. Joel Harvey. 
4459. Margaret Luella, b. Apr. 14, 1857, Menasha, Wis.; d. Feb. 11, 18,,, 

Oshkosh, Wis. 
4460.+Julia, b. Mar. 13, 1863; m. Leon Harvey. 

1888. Dr. EDWARD" SANFORD {Aw.os 796, Amos 300, 
Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1828, Goshe^j, Ct. ; 
d July 17, 1892, Cornwall, Ct. : m. Apr. 14, 1851, Vilate C, dau. 
of James M. Gardner, b. 1833. Res. West Cornwall, Ct. 

They had four children, all born in Cornwall, Ct. 
4461. + Josie E.s,b. 1854; m. Eansom Smith. 
4462. Henry E., m. Hattie A. Benedict, b. in Goshen, Ct. Res., Thomaston, Ct. 



410 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

4463. Charles Alson, b. Jan. 1, 1868; d. iTov. 19, 1896, Vmcennes, Ind.; m. 
May 16, 1896, Nellie M., dau. of Henry and Maria (Jaqua) Hall, b. 
Apr. 24, 1869, Canaan, Ct. No children. Dr. Sanford was graduated 
Mar. 21, 1894, from the L. I. CoU. Hospital. Ees., Canaan, Ct. 

4464. 4- Jennie Gardner, b. 1871; m. William Preston. 

1890. SARAH BOOTH^ SANFORD {Ira 799, Jonah 303, 
Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 9, 1803, 
Roxbury, Ct. ; m. (1) Nathan Maxfield; (2) Charles McCombs, 
Resided in New York State. 

She had one child by first and three by second marriage. 

4465. Watsons Maxfield, b. June 12, 1819, Eoxbury, Ct.; d. Sept. 17, 1907, 

Amityville, N. Y. {See Watson Sanford, 1895.) 

4466. H. Sheldon McCombs. 

4467. Emily McCombs. 

4468. Maggie McCombs, m. Major M. Grant. 

1891. GEORGE DUNBAR" SANFORD {same descent as 
1890) b. Sept. 30, 1805, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Aug. 2, 1870, Albany, N. 
T. ; m. Mar. 28, 1844, Zilpha, dau. of Caleb Baker of Franeonia, 
N. H., b. Jan. 2, 1811, Franeonia, N. H. ; d. Dec. 23, 1889, Albany, 
N. Y. 

Mr. Sanford was a trunk and harness maker, doing business on 
Market Street, Albany, N. Y., in the forties. 

They had four children, all born in Albany, N. Y. 

4469. Henry Whitbecks, b. Aug. 13, 1845; d. Dec. 21, 1903, Albany, N. Y.; 

m. Apr. 28, 1891, Mary, dau. of James Dougherty, b. Sept. 1, 1852, 
Albany, N. Y. No children. Ees., Albany, N. Y. 

4470. Elizabeth Baker, b. Oct. 19, 1846; m. Oct. 21, 1895, Dean C. Phillips, 

b. Jan. 24, 1840, Bethlehem, N. H. No children. Ees., Littleton, 
N. H. 

4471. George Jessamen, b. Aug. 6, 1852; d. Dec. 23, 1856, Albany, N. Y. 
4472. 4- Mary Jane Martin, b. June 29, 1854; m. George Atwood. 

1892. I^IAHALA CECELIA^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1890) b. Nov. 1, 1809; d. Jan. 10, 1829, m. Jan. 7, 182S. Samuel 
Utter. After the death of his wife, Mr. Utter married her sister 
Thalia. 

They hnd one child. 

4473. + Samuel8 Utter, Jr., b. Jan. 4, 1829; d. ab. 1903. 

1894. JOHN THOMAS JAMES WASHINGTON^ SAN- 
FORD isams descent as 1890) b. Mar. 29, 1814, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. in 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 411 

Roxbury, Ct. ; m. Abigail Paterson. Mr. Sanford resided during his 
youth in Albany, N. Y., and went to Roxbury, Ct. He was killed 
while repairing an old bam. 
They had two children. 

4474. Elliots. Eesided in Omaha, Neb. 

4475. Andrew. Eesided in Watertown, Ct. 

1895. WATSON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1890) b. 
June 12, 1819, Roxbury, Ct. ; d. Sept. 17, 1907, Amityville, N. Y. ; m. 
June 19, 1841, EUen Maria Viele, b. Feb. 6, 1820, Green Island, N. 
Y.; d. Sept. 28, 1898, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

They had four children. 

4476.+Lodowicu8 Vieles, b. Aug. 9, 1842; m. Emma Ecker. 

4477.+George Dunbar, b. Aug. 9, 1844; m. Mary Wood. 

4478. 4- Watson Francis, b. Aug. 29, 1846; d. May 15, 1892; m. Marie Whitney. 

4479.+Mahala Cecelia, b. Dec. 9, 1849; m. WUliam Sherwood. 

1896. ORRIN^ SANFORD {Giles 800, Jonah 303, Ephraim 
104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 5, 1805, Camden, N. 
Y. ; d. Jan. 27, 1839, Elyria, 0. ; m. May 31, 1832, Vesta Bassett, b. 
Juie 12, 1812; d. 1842. 

They had two children born in Sheffield, 0. 

4480.+Mary Blakes, b. Sept. 2, 1834; m. Vincent Barber. 

4481.+Nathan Bassett, b. Nov. 18, 1836; d. Nov. 25, 1905; m. Margaret King. 

1897. MARY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1896) b. Oct. 19, 
1806, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 4, 1834, Camden, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 30, 
1831, Lewis Blake, d. July 28, 1846 

They had one child 

4482. Henry Loomiss Blake, b. Feb. 14, 1834; d. Sept. 22, 1834. 

1898. NANCY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1896) b. Nov. 
13, 1808, Camden, N. Y.; d. Feb. 6, 1891, Camden, N. Y.; m. 
Dec. 31, 1829, Lorenzo Wetmore. 

They had four children- 

4483. Emila Hall? Wetmore, b. Jan. 25, 1831; m. Oct. 4, 1853, Charles H. Eay. 
4484.+Giles Sanford Wetmore, b. July 23, 1832; m. Charlotte Curtis. 

4485. Henry Prunett Wetmore, b. July 20, 1835; d. Feb. 15, 1906, Detroit, 

Mich. 

4486. Mary Louisa Wetmore, b. Apr. 10, 1842; m. (1) Feb. 6, 1867, George 

Elden, d. July 7, 1869; m. (2) Nov. 23, 1892, Eufus B. Tuthill, of 
Camden, N. T., d. June 5, 1907. 



412 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

1901. ANGELINA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1896) b. 
Apr. 12. 1815, Camden, N. Y. ; d. May 28, 1857, Camden, \. T. ; m. 
(1) Jan. 29, 1835, Le^^ds Blake, d. July 28, 1846; m. (2) Juno 7, 
1848, Andrew J. Stone. 

She had two children by each marriage. 

4487. Ellen Theresas Blake, b. June 18, 1838; d. Apr. 1, 1857. 

4488. Edwin Lewis Blake, b. Aug. 4, 1840; d. Aug. 16, 1853. 

4489. Louisa Sanford Stone, b. May 6, 1851; d. June 1, 1851. 

4490. Charlotte Louisa Stone, b. May 9, 1853 ; d. Apr. 3, 1857. 

1903. FORTUNE CARLOS^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1896) b. Aug. 28, 1819, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 12, 1897, Camden, 
N. Y. ; m. Sept. 30, 1846, Mary Crawford, b. May 11, 1825, Cavan, 
Ireland; d. Jan. 8, 1902, Camden, N. Y. They resided on the old 
home farm which Mr. Sanford 's father, Giles, had cleared in the 
forest. He was the first milk man in town. 

They had three children, all bom in Camden, N. Y. 

4491.+John Crawfords, b. Dec. 26, 1848; m. Ahneda Ireland. 

4492. Isabella Eebecca, b. Dec. 26, 1850; m. Harlan W. Sanford (see 4565). 

Kes., Camden, N. Y. 

4493. Angeline Susan, b. May 10, 1862; d. Nov. 20, 1862, Camden, N. Y. 

1905. LEANDER VAN ESS^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1896) b. Mar. 27, 1825, Camden, N. Y. ; d. July 13, 1862, Camden, 
N. Y. ; m. May 1, 1855, Tirzah R. Higgins, b. Mar. 13, 1833, Camden, 
N. Y., d. Nov. 12, 1895, Camden, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

4494.+Clara Eebeccas, b. Jan. 23, 1857; m. Eobert Willis. 

4495. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Sept. 7, 1861, Camden, N. Y.; d. Oct. 31, 1885, 

Camden, N. Y. Mr. Sanford was a druggist. 

1913. JOHN BOURLIN^ BRADNER {Chloe 801, Jonah 
303, Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 30, 1815, 
New Haven, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 21, 1880 ; m. Lucina Crouch. 

They had three' children. 

4496. Florence Isabelles Bradner, d. Nov. 14, 18 — , ag. 1 yr., 4 mos. 

4497. Emily Bradner, m. Charles Caldwell of Mexico, N. Y. 

4498. Daughter, d. young. 

1914. JAMES DARWIN' BRADNER {same descent as 1913) 
h. May 14, .1821, New Haven, N. Y. ; m. (1) May 30, 1848, Susan 




SAMUEL THOMAS WOODS SANFORD 
No. 1915 



EIGHTH GENERATION 413 

R. Mathews, b. in Mexico, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 21, 1880; m. (2) Nov. 28, 
1883, Alma J. Maloy of Carthage, N. Y. jV'It. Bradner was a sna- 
raan. Res- New Haven, N. Y. 

He had two children by first marriage. 

4499. Ella E.s Bradner, b. Sept. 29, 1849, Mexico, N. T.; d. Oct. 19, 1877; 

unm. 

4500. Dolpe E. Bradner, b. Mar. 24, 1856, New Haven, N. Y. 

1915. DR. SAMUEL THOMAS WOODS^ SANFORD 
(Linus 802, Jonah 303, Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 
1) b. July 10, 1812, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 30, 1882, Ravenswood, 
N. Y. ; m. Sept. 14, 1843, Jane Elizabeth Torbert, b. Sept. 14, 1814, 
Camden, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 23, 1891, Ravenswood, N. Y. 

Dr. Sanford was a prominent physician in New York City; 
while still in his teens (18) he decided upon the study of medicine. 
So after passing the necessary collegiate and professional studies, 
he won his M. D. at twenty-five years of age and began the prac- 
tice of medicine and surgery as an assistant in the office of Doctors 
Alphonso Ransom and Horatio G. Torbert, both of Camden, N. Y. — 
the latter of whom subsequently became his brother-in-law by his 
marriage Sept. 14, 1843, to Dr. Torbert 's sister, Jane Elizabeth 
Torbert in the City of New York at the old First Presbj-terian 
Church, at that time in Wall Street. She being the grand-niece 
of Jane McCrea, of historical fame, who on July 27, 1777, was 
massacred by the Indians near Fort Edward, N. Y. ; her grand- 
father, Rev. John Hanna, D. D., having married the elder sister 
of the heroine of this tragical story of the Revolution ; there are 
no nearer living relatives of that ill fated maiden, Jane McCrea, 
than Dr. Sanford 's sons who reside at Long Island City (winters) 
and Lake George, N. Y. (summers). 

At twenty-eight he established himself in practice at Lyons, 
Wayne Co., N. Y., living at Landon's Hotel in that village; while 
there in company with Wm. H. Sisson conducted a prosperous drug 
store, and it was while here as a physician and druggist, he began in 
a small way the manufacture of the medicines which a few years 
later had reached very large sale and made his name a familiar one 
in every part of the United States, and in a few years later through 
Central and South America, thus laying the foundation for the 
large income and fortune which he had acquired while still in the 
prime of life, of which he made hospitable and generous use, 



414 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

assisting in everything that made for neighborhood and civic better- 
ment, and his purse and professional skill were always at the call 
of need. 

For about twenty-five years a member of the Presbyterian 
Church at Astoria, of which Rev. B. F. Stead, D.D., was pastor, 
about 1870, with his family connected themselves with the Old 
Rutgers St. Presbyterian Church which had moved to Madison 
Avenue, New York; his wife's father. Dr. Samuel G. Torbert 
(Health Officer) whose home and famous peach orchard were 
located where now East Broadway, Catherine and Division Streets 
in the old 7th ward of the City of New York would have been the 
boundary lines. 

In 1846, looking about for a larger field than the Lyons of 
sixty years ago afforded, he moved with his wife and two children 
to Long Island, establishing himself on the banks of the East River, 
directly opposite the City of New York, where for many years he 
did a large and flourishing practice and business at Ravenswood, 
Queens Co., N. Y., which subsequently became about 1870 a part 
of Long Island City, and in 1896 a part of Greater New York; 
thus the old Sanford Homestead which he had established and 
beautified found itself in almost the center of the City of New 
York, his gardens being subsequently taken for one of the City 
parks; the property thus having risen in value to about forty 
times what it had cost Dr. Sanford. 

The old homestead still remains in possession of the family, 
and there are gathered the family heirlooms, and it is still occasion- 
ally occupied by some of the family. 

In politics Dr. Sanford was a life-long Democrat, his influence 
always being thrown to the progressive and reform wings of the 
party; he never sought political preferment, having at one time 
declined to consider a Congressional nomination. He loved his 
profession — his work — his home. 

He was a self-made man ; became a man of prominence in his 
profession and by a masterful handling of his investments and 
business affairs, won a success which has come to but few physicians, 
and died in his seventieth year at the Old Homestead which he 
loved so well, respected by all who knew him. 

They had five children. 

4501.-|-Dnirie Sissons, b. Sept. 17, 1844; m. Addie Ash. 

4502.-l-Clarence Torbert, b. Jan. 22, 1846; d. Apr. 5, 1910; m. Mary Ditmars. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 415 

4503. Wallace Woods, b. Aug. 3, 1847, Astoria, N. Y.; d. Sept. 6, 1871, Lake 

George, N. T. 

4504. Jennie Ethlinde, b. July 25, 1851; d. May 13, 1852, Ravenswood, N. Y. 
4505.+Horatio Samuel, b. July 16, 1853; m. Eliza Woodruff. 

1916. WILLIAM WALLACE^ SANFORD {same descent as 
1915) b. July 9, 1814, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 16, 1883, Lyons, N. 
Y. ; m. Orphh, Denton of Lyons, N. Y. 

They had two children. 

4506. Wallaces. 

4507. + Jenny, m. James Williams. 

1921. p. ELIZA" SANFORD {same descent as 1915) b. 
Apr. 26, 1827, Camden, N. Y. ; m. June 25, 1862, Joseph Sparrow, 
b. Dec. 21, 1818; d. Apr. 14, 1903, "Cruck Meole," Eng. Her res. 
Verona Sta., N. Y. 

They had one child. 

4508. Thomas Sanf ords Sparrow, b. Apr. 20, 1863, Camden, N. Y. ; unm. Res., 
Verona, N. Y. 

1928. JAMES BRONSO>r SANFORD {Sala 803, Jonah 303, 
Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 8, 1822, 
Ellisburg, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 13, 1892, St. Louis, Mich.; m. Sept. 8, 
1846, Maria, dau. of Erastus and Phebe (Arnold) Yeoman, b. May 
3, 1826, German Flats, Herkimer, Co., N. Y. ; d. Jan. 13, 1904, St. 
Louis, Mich. 

Mr. Sanford was in the dry goods business in Chicago, 111. in 
the forties. 

They had twelve children, the last seven all born in Ionia, Mich. 

4509.+Edward3, b. June 19, 1847, Chicago, III.; d. Aug. 14, 1889; m. Lizzie 
Ballard. 

4510. Twins, d. in infancy. 

4511. Mary, b. Mar. 22, 1849, Chicago, lU.; m. Oscar Hobbes. No children. 
4512.+Herbert, b. July 9, 1853, Chicago, lU.; m. Marion Vander Heyden. 
4513.+Willard Y., b. July 23, 1855; m. Nellie Itzenhouser. 

4514. Hiram, d. 1857, ag. 3. mos. 

4515.+George Smith, b. Apr. 19, 1859; m. Carrie Skilman. 

4516.+Frank, b. Nov. 30, 1861; m. Ida Terry. 

4517.+Adelaide J., b. Apr. 28, 1864; m. Frederick Hughes. • 

4518.+Frances E., b. May 2, 1866; m. John Bums. 

4519.+ James Bronson, Jr., b. Aug. 4, 1867; d. July 3, 1904; m. Anna Culham. 

1934. DEWITT CLINTON' SANFORD {Jeremiah 804, 
Jonah 303, Ephradm 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas :Z) b. in 



416 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

Camden, 0. ab. 18S2 ; d. Kalamazoo. Mich. ; m. (2) Rebecca , 

b. 1839. Res. Battle Creek, Mich. 

He had three children by first and three by second marriage. 

4520. Marys, deceased. 

4521. Emma, deceased. ' "' 

4522. Willard. Res., Montgomery, Ala. 

4523. Lillian, d. at eleven years. 

4524.+Nellie, b. 1871; m. Newton Fonda. " ' 

4525.+George, b. 1874. 

1937. WELTHA ANW SANFORD (same descent as 1934) 
b. in Camden, 0. ; d. Aug. 10, 1847, Springfield, N- Y. ; m. June 29, 
1839, Emmons Jones, d. Oct. 30, 1876. 

They had four children, all born in Busti, N. T. 

4526. Mary A.s Jones, b. Aug. 17, 1840; d. Mar. 14, 1867; m. I. B. Childs. 

4527. Harriet E. Jones, b. Dec. 8, 1841; m. E. H. Hess. 

4528. Eleanor E. Jones, b. Feb. 18, 1844. • ■ ■ 

4529. Stephen Willard Jones, b. Sept. 30, 1845; d. Jan. 30, 1879. 

1938. IVL4RT ANN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1934) b. 
Oct. 17, 1824, Camden, 0. ; d. Apr. 19, 1892, Busti, N. T. ; m. Feb. 
14, 1842, William W. Smiley, b. July 1, 1814, Cooperstown, N. Y. ; 
d. Apr. 29, 1902, Cherry Creek, N. Y. 

They had nine children, all bom in Busti, N. Y. 

4530. + Sarah Jane* Smiley, b. Oct. 7, 1844; m. (1) George Martin; m. (2) 

Francis Pope. 
4531.+Mariette Smiley, b. Dec. 3, 1846; d. June 1, 1874; m. Perry Brayley. 
4532.+Abner Smiley, b. Mar. 3, 1848; m. Mary Terry. 
4533.+William J. Smiley, b. July 22, 1850; m. (1) Laura Lenox; m. (2) 

Nina Hale. 

4534. Delphinia Smiley, b. Aug. 26, 1854. Res., So. Dayton, N. Y. 

4535. Andrew Smiley, b. Aug. 26, 1856; d. June 1, 1862, Busti, N. Y. 
4536.+Cliarles J. Smiley, b. Mar. 30, 1858; m. Clara Learn. 

4537. Lewis Smiley, b. July 2, 1860 ; d. Mar., 1897, Busti, N. Y. 
4538.+Sanford G. Smiley, b. Feb. 15, 1862; m. Clara Gypson. 

1939. HARRIET ELIZABETH^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1934) b. July 20, 1827, Camden, 0.; d. Jan 4, 1880, Jamestown, 
N. Y.; m. Aug. 1, 1847, Thomas B. Stuart, b. Mar. 10, 1823; d. 
May 14, 1882. 

They had five children. 

4539. Josephines Stuart, b. 1849, Busti, N. Y.; d. 1850. 
4540.4-Loui8 S. Stuart, b. July 9, 1851; m. Nettie Wample. 




BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SANFORD 
No. 1947 




LUCINDA GRIFFIN SANFORO 
?fo. 1947 



EIGHTH GENERATION 417 

4541. Walter Stuart, b. Mar. 25. 1856, Greenfield, Wis.; m. Mar. 20, 1881, 

Mattie L. Ball. No children. 
4542.+Florence Stuart, b. Nov. 26, 1860; m. Edward Bootey. 
4543.+Frank Stuart, b. May 18, 1864; m. Jessie Revely. 

1944. EMILY NORTON^ SSANFORD (Ephraim SOS, Jonah 
303, Ephraim 104, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 1, 1813, 
Ctmden, N- Y. ; d. Aug. 30, 1871, Oeonomowoc, Wis.; m. Mar. 19, 
1835, Frederic L. Blake, b. Oct. 13, 1811, Litchfield, Ct. ; d. May 15, 
1887, Oeonomowoc, "Wis. 

They had three children, all born in Camden, N. Y. 

4544. -f- Mary M.s Blake, b. Nov. 29, 1835; d. June 14, 1866; m. Jonas Steahl. 
4545.+Aurelia T. Blake, b. Dec. 21, 1837; d. Apr. 24, 1870; m. "Sidney" 

Smith. 
4546.+ William L. Blake, b. Sept. 3, 1846; m. Lydia Fulmer. 

1945. MELANCTHON DUNBAR^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Nov. 20, 1814, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 29, 1905, Camden, 
N. Y.; m. (1) Oct. 17, 1837, Sarah Blakeslee, b. Aug. 9, 1812, 
Camden, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 4, 1875, Camden, N. Y. ; m. (2) Feb. 22, 
1877, Mrs. Louisa B. Wilder, b. May 28, 1833. Res. Scriba, N- Y. 

He had two children by first marriage born in Camdeii; N. Y. 

4547.-|-Welthy Blakeslee', b. June 15, 1839; m. Abram Honsinger. 
4548. Elmina, b. Dee. 27, 1842 ; unm. Res., Rome, N. T. 

1946. JAilES HARVEY" SANFORD {same descent as 1944) 
b. Feb. 22, 1816, Camden, N. Y., d. Jan. 26, 1883, Los Angeles, 
Cal. ; m. Apr. 13, 1841, Rebeckah Johnson, b. July 9, 1820, Dover, 
0. ; d. Jan. 15, 1897, Heart Prairie, Wis. 

They had eight children, all born in Heart Prairie, Wis. 
4549.+Daniel Kenyons, b. Feb. 28, 1842; m. Olive Bidwell. 
4550.-|-Mary R., b. Mar. 27, 1845; m. Thomas Logan. 
455 1.+ Benjamin Franklin, b. Feb. 22, 1847; m. Emma Cooper. 
4552.+Harlan Page, b. Aug. 27, 1849; d. Aug. 24, 1897; m. Katherine 

WTiitman. 
4553.+Nancy J., b. Mar. 19, 1855; m. Charles Vedder. 
Children born in 1851-53 and 57 d. in infancy. 

1947. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Jan. 22, 1818, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 21, 1883, Coving- 
ton, Ky. ; m. Sept. 16, 1841, Lucinda Griffin, b. Dec. 20, 1818, Onon- 
daga, N. Y.; d. Mar. 8, 1889, Covington, Ky. About 1840. 
Mr. Sanford went to Cincinnati, 0., and engaged in wholesale drug 

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4 IS THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

business from which he accumulated a large fortune. In 1850, he 
started the Ohio Savings Bank; was also interested in a bank at 
Connersville, Ind., and in the Kentucky Trust Co., at Covington, 
Ky. He was for many years Secretary of the Cincinnati Horticul- 
tural Society ; from 1868 to 1877 conducted the agricultural depart- 
ment of the Cincinnati Gazette, and from then until his death held 
the same position on the Cincinnati Inquirer. In 1869, he became 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his latter years 
were spent in earnest, active Christian work. 

They had nine children, the last seven all bom in Latonia, Ky. 

4554. -f- William Sewards, b. July 8, 1842, Cincinnati, 0.; m. Fannie Donough. 
4555. -f Franklin, b. Oct. 7, 1844, Cincinnati, 0.; d. Feb. 18, 1896; m. Alice 

Hand. 
4556. Nellie, b. June 29, 1846; d. Oct. 27, 1879, Latonia, Ky.; unm. 
4557. -(-Kenton, b. Mar. 30, 1848; m. Sarah Heath. 
4558. -|- James Bnmer, b. June 30, 1850; m. Jessie Humble. 
4559. 4- Frederick Plymouth, b. Dec. 26, 1852; m. Anna Humble. 
4560. -|- Fannie Frances, b. Sept. 28, 1855; m. Joseph Hand. 
4561. Ida, b. Sept. 30, 1858; d. Sept. 12, 1860, Latonia, Ky. 
4562.4- Spencer Hand, b. Aug. 5, 1863; m. Minnie Yeager. 

1948. SYLVESTER CURTIS' SANFORD {same-descent as 
1944) b. Jan. 4, 1820, Camden, N. Y. ; d- Mar. 10, 1888, Lake 
Geneva, Wis. ; m. Nov. 28, 1844, Nancy M. Cahoon, b. Jan. 7, 1823, 
Dover, 0. ; d. Feb. 13, 1897, Lake Geneva, Wis. 

They had six children. 

4563. Henry Melancthons, b. Sept. 26, 1845, Lagrange, Wis.; d. Aug. 21, 

1846, Lagrange, Wis. 
4564.-f-Emily Cornelia, b. Apr. 8, 1847; m. James Charles. 
4565. -f Harlan William, b. Oct. 11, 1848; m. Isabella Sanford. 
4566.-fLydia Clarissa, b. Apr. 21, 1851; d. Sept. 6, 1890; m. Heman Hastings. 
4567.-|-Ephraim Emery, b. Aug. 27, 1852; m. (1) Cora Marlott; m. (2) Mrs. 

Lora Dudley. 
4568. -f Sarah Alena, b. Dec. 8, 1857; m. James Dunlop. 

1949. ELIPHALET JOHNSON' SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Feb. 10, 1822, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 16, 1900, Irving 
Park, 111. ; m. Jan. 16, 1849, Almira Brainard, at Chemung, 111. 
Resided in Harvard, 111. 

They had five children. 

4569. Frank B.«, b. Jan. 13, 1851, Chemung, lU. 

4570. DeForest, b. Feb. 11, 1856, Chemung, 111. 

4571. Cora A., b. Mar. 5, 1860, Harvard, 111. 

4572. Wilbur W., b. July 8, 1862, Harvard, HI. 

4573. Nettie, b. Apr. 30, I860, Harvard, 111.; d. July 21, 1871, Madison, Wis. 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 419 



1951. ALANSON GIFFORD^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Oct. 26, 1826, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 21, 1900, N. Y. C. ; 
m. 1855, Jennie G. D'OrfieuIle. 

They had two children. 

4574. Benjamin Grahams, killed in N. Y. C. 

4575. Child. 

1952. FRANCIS ASBURY^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Jan. 15, 1829, Camden, N. Y. ; d. June 14, 1901, Heart 
Prairie, Wis. ; m. Feb. 18, 1852, Harriet M. Frisbie. 

They had two children. 

4576. Conner ¥.», b. Nov. 19, 1852, Camden, N. Y. 

4577. Hattie Cornelia, b. Oct. 1, 1862, Harvard, lU.; d. Dec. 12, 1869, Saratoga, 

N. Y. 

1953. WILLIAM McKENDREE^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Dec. 21, 1830, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 22, 1894, Dayton, 
0. ; m. Sept. 19, 1854, Susan A. Mix. 

They had seven children. 

4578. Cora T.s, b. Jan. 16, 1857; unm. Res., Milford, 0. 

4579. Irene A., b. Sept. 11, 1859 ; d. May 30, 1870. 

4580. Alice C, b. Feb. 4, 1861; d. July 28, 1879. 

4581. Elmer D., b. Aug. 28, 1863. Ees., St. Louis, Mo. 

4582.+Vernon L., b. July 6, 1865; m. (1) Mary Wallace; m. (2) Bertha Hend- 

rickson. 
4583.+Leslie M., b. Nov. 23, 1870; m. Minnie Phifer. 
4584.+Blanche E., b. May 12, 1873; m. John Lloyd. 

1954. LORENZO STODDARD' SANFORD {same descent 
as 1944) b. Sept. 29, 1833, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 4, 1901, Camden, 
N. Y. ; m. Dee. 6, 1860, Frances E. Frisbie, b. Mar. 15, 1S35, Cam- 
den, N. Y. Res. Camden. N. Y. 

They had two children born in Camden, N. Y. 

4585. Edith Gertrude«, b. June 9, 1866; unm. Res., Camden, N. Y. 

4586. Jessie Temperance, b. Aug. 15, 1872; d. June 22, 1875, Camden, N. Y. 

1955. WILBUR FISKE^ SANFORD {same descent as 1944) 
b. Feb. 24, 1337, Camden, N. Y. ; d. June 5, 1893, Stottville, N. Y. ; 
m. Oct. 23, 1870, Mrs. Laura Jessie Lawrence Magee, b. Feb. 10, 
1843, New Orleans, La. Mrs. Sanford was the daughter of Ccl. 
James Lawrence 

They had three children. 



420 THE THOMAS SANTORD FAMILY 

4587. Charles Lawrences, b. Aug. 3, 1871, Janesville, Wis.; d. Sept., 1871, 

JanesviUe, Wis. 
4588.+Miimie May, b. May 18, 1873; m. William Wight. 
4589. 4- Harry Ephraim, b. Oct. 22, 1874; m. Nettie MacMillan. 

1958. ALBRO' ELY (Sarah SOS, Jesse 304, Ephraim 104, 
Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) m. Philomela Thompson, of Willi- 
mantic, Ct. 

They had five children. 

4590.+Ione3 Ely, m. Henry Coe. 

4591. + Walter Ely, deceased; m. Nettie Terry. 

4592. Eli T. Ely, m. (1) Jennie Colt; m. (2) Etta Lamson. No children. 

Res., Westfield, Mass. 

4593. Clarence Ely, b. June 18, 1855; m. Effie Lull. No children. Was a 

member of the Conn. Legislature in 1903-4-5-6-7-8. R«3., Terryville, 
Ct. 

4594. Jessie Ely; unm. 

I960. HENRY^ SANPORD {Eli 815, Daniel 305, Ezekiel 
105, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Oct. 3. 1794, Northfield, 
Ct. ; d. Nov. 1861, Jackson, Mo. ; m. Mary, dau- of William Daugh- 
erty, b. Mar. 24, 1802, Jackson, Mo. Mr. Sanford removed from 
Connecticut to Missouri in 1816. 

They had five children, all bom in Jackson, Mo. 

4595. + Rowenas, b. Feb. 12, 1823; d. Oct. 5, 1864; m. John Hunt. 

4596. EU, b. Mar. 2, 1826; d. June 5, 1833. 

4597.+Pearl, b. Aug. 5, 1829; d. 1862; m. La Vine. 

4598. + Teresa, b. Jan. 13, 1834; m. John Albert. 
4599.+Linu3, b. Jan. 1, 1838; m. Martha Russell. 

1962. EBER^ SANFORD {same descent as 1960) b. Nov. 

14, 1800, Litchfield Co., Ct. ; d. Dec. 6, 1886, Conneaut, 0.; m. 

He lived and died at Conneaut,, 0. 

He had four children. 

4600.+Heman F.s, b. Sept. 10, 1825; d. June 8, 1878. 

4601. Irwin, b. Nov. 11, 1828; d. July 17, 1869; unm. 

4602. Henry J., b. June 26, 1833; d. Feb. 5, 1835. 
4603.+Cordelia, b. July 2, 1835; d. June 12, 1864; m. Barington. 

1963. ROWENA^ SANFORD {same descent as 1960) b. 
Feb., 1803; m. Williams. 

They had one child. 
4604. Simeon W.« Williams. Resided in Council Bluffs, la. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 421 



1964. SIMEON WHEELERS SANFORD {same descent as 
1960) b. Mar. 2, 1805, Litchfield Co., Ct. ; d. Feb. 12, 1832, Con- 
neaut, 0. : m. Julia, dau of Peek and Polly (Kellogg) Clark, b. July 
6, 1808, Northfield, Ct. ; d. June, 1881, Cleveland, 0. 

They had three children. 

4605. + Alberts, b. Jan. 13, 1828; d. Mar. 12, 1893; m. Eunice Flower. 
4606. -(-Esther, m. Edward Bingham. 

4607. Son, d. unm. 

1966. DANIEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 1960) b. Apr. 
2, 1812, Litchfield Co., Ct. ; d. in Stoddard Co., Mo.; m. Martha 
Owen, of Stoddard Co., Mo. 

They had four children 

4608. Elis, d. Apr. 6, 1827. , •■ •, ■ - 

4609. Mary, m. "William Einger. 

4610. Daniel. . , 

4611. Mattie, m. F. T. Tichenor. " ■ 

1968. EZEKIEL^ SANFORD {Lyman 827, EzeJcicl 310, Eze- 
kiel 105, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Dec. 15, 1800, Wayne 
Co., Pa. ; d. June 7, 1857, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. (1) Jan. 3, 1826, Sally 
Ann Butts; m. (2) July 14, 1836, Johanna Hait. 

He had two children by first and one by second marriage. 

4612.-|-Mary Elizabeths, b. Dec. 29, 1829; d. Mar. 6, 1896; m. Robert Smiley. 

4613. Albert, b. Mar. 25, 1832; d. Mar. 22, 1876, Dryden, N. T.; enlisted in 

12th Wisconsin and honorably discharged at close of war. 

4614. Satt A., b. Mar. 26, 1843, Dryden, N. Y.; unm. Res., Virgil, N. Y. 

1969. SARAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 196S) b. Sept. 
19, 1803, Wayne Co. Pa. ; d. July 9, 1877, Varna, N. T. ; m. Ira Ellis, 
d. Nov. 11, 1849. 

They had eight children. 

4615.+John Rathburns Ellis, b. July 27, 1826; m. (1) Mrs. Catherine Davis; 

m. (2) Villa West. 
4616.+Lyman Sanford Ellis, b. Apr. 15, 1828; d. May 26, 1906; m. Mary Hunt. 
4617.-|-Rhoda Charlotte Ellis, b. Mar. 31, 1831; d. Apr. 24, 1906; m. (1) 

Socrates Schutt; m. (2) Thomas Kellogg. 
4618. +Ira Harrison EUis, b. Jan. 25, 1833; d. Sept. 3, 1887; m. Hortencia 

Bishop. 
4619.-|-Orren Tyler Ellis, b. Nov. 22, 1836; m. Lucilla Snyder. 
4620. Mary Amstres Ellis, b. Sept. 2, 1838; d. Apr., 1878. 
4621.-f Warren Clark ElUs, b. Oct. 6, 1840; m. AHce Snyder. 
4622. Emma Amelia Ellis, b. July 20, 1848; d. June 9, 1862. 



422 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

1970. MARY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1968) b. Apr. 19, 
1806, Wayne Co., Pa. ; d. Apr. 25, 1842, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. Jesse 
B. Hait. 

They had five children, all bom in "Virgil, N. Y. 

4623.+Emeline E.s Hait, b. Dec. 11, 1825; m. B. S. Griswold. 

4624. Sanford Hait, b. Sept. 28, 1828; d. Sept. 18, 1855. 

4625.+Eaehel A. Hait, b. June 24, 1832; d. Aug. 17, 1906; m. Jacob Harris. 

4626.+Mary W. Hait, b. Mar. 21, 1837; d. Apr. 4, 1896; m. OHver Ty^er. 

4627. + Gertrude E. Hait, b. Apr. 10, 1841; m. Oscar Smith. 

1972. LYMAN^ SANFORD, JR. {same descent as 1968) b. 
Mar. 29, 1813, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 2, 1886, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. 
Feb. 23, 1843, Nancy Hutchings, b. May 12, 1818 ; d. June 12, 1881. 

They had six children, all born in Dryden, N. Y. 

4628. JaNettes, b. Dec. 6, 1843; unm. Resides on her grandfather's farm in 

Dryden, N. Y. 

4629. DeEtte, b. July 14, 1845; m. June 3, 1872, George Hard, b. Feb. 11, 

1845; d. Apr. 26, 1873. Res., Dryden, N. Y. 

4630. Delia, b. Dec. 24, 1846; m. Feb. 8, 1872, DeWitt C. Johnson. Res., 

Cortland, N. Y. 

4631. Fred H., b. Nov. 15, 1848; m. July 9, 1890, Alice E. Fortuer, b. June 

12, 1858; d. Mar. 4, 1895. Res., McLean, N. Y. 

4632. AHce, b. Jan. 10, 1854; d. Mar. 1, 1904. 

4633. Frank L., b. Jan. 12, 1862; unm. Res., Dryden, N. Y. 

1974. DIMIS' SANFORD {Elisaph 830, Ezekiel 310, Ezekiel 
105, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, TJwmas 1) b. Sept. 22, 1805, Dryden, 
N. Y. ; d. Aug. 5, 1889, Greenwood, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 15, 1827, John J. 
Dutcher, b. June 23, 1800 ; d. Feb. 27, 1875, Greenwood, N. Y. 

They had seven children, all born in Greenwood, N. Y. 

4634.+Jane3 Dutcher, b. June 7, 1829; d. May 14, 1854; m. Saxton Atkins. 
4635.+Elizabeth Dutcher, b. June 26, 1830; d. May 13, 1888; m. Thomas 

McCormick. 
4636.+Lucy Ann Dutcher, b. Nov. 26, 1832; d. June 3, 1863; m. Yenapah 

WUmot, 

4637. Harrison Dutcher. 

4638. Barney Dutcher, d. in infancy. 

4639.+Mary D. Dutcher, b. Sept. 25, 1838; m. Henry French. 
4640. + Charity Dutcher, b. Oct. 29, 1840; m. Freeman Rogers. 

1975. SOTON^ SANFORD {same descent as 1971) b. Sept. 
11, 1807, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 28, 1859, Naples, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 29, 
1832, Esther, dau. of Mahlon and Letitia Mitchell, b. Nov. 9, 1810, 
in Bucks Co., Pa. ; d. Sept. 13, 1901, Wayland, N. Y. 

They had thirteen children. 




THOMAS JEMISOX SANFORD 
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ISRAEL CORNELIUS SANFOI® 
No. 46«3 



EIGHTH GENEEATION 423 

4641.+Gilbert L.s, b. Mar. 4, 1833; m. (1) MeUnda Whitney; m. (2) Mra. 

Mary Pond. 
4642.+Martha, b. Sept. 22, 1834; d. Mar. 28, 1865; m. Edward Jones. 
4643.+Mary, b. Sept. 22, 1834; d. May 4, 1900; m. WUliam Harris. 
4644.+Letitia, b. Aug. 27, 1836; m. A. B. Shute. 

4645.+Rebecca, b. Dec. 8, 1837; m. (1) Daniel Scott; m. (2) Isaac Staley. 
4646. Salinda, b. Mar. 16, 1839, Springwater, N. Y.; d. Mar. 29, 1840, 

Springwater, N. Y. 
4647. +Ann, b. Dee. 16, 1840; m. (1) Thomas Harris; m. (2) Schwartz. 

4648. + Saul S., b. Aug. 1, 1842; m. Kachel Burke. 

4649. + Ezekiel Eeed, b. Aug. 26, 1844; m. Edith Burke. 

4650. 4- Josephine, b. Oct. 4, 1846; d. Feb. 22, 1892; m. James Harris. 
4651. Matilda, b. Apr. 10, 1848, Springwater, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 1, 1853, Spring- 
water, N. Y. 
4652.+ Van E^nsselaer, b. Sept. 12, 1852; m. Cora Stewart. 

4653. Sarah Corile, b. Nov. 27, 1854, Naples, N. Y.; d. Mar. 13, 1859, Naples, 

N. Y. 

1976. LY^IAN^ SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. Sept. 
1, 1809, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. Joanna Chubbs. Moved to Ohio. 

They had one child. 

4654. Jamess. 

1977. LUCY^ SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. Sept. 6, 
1811, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 7, 1846, Sparta, N. Y. ; m Sept. 15, 
1835, William Baker Sweeten, b. Dee. 16, 1809, Philadelphia, Pa. 

They had four children, all born in Springwater, N Y. 

4655. Elizabeths Sweeten, b. Apr. 9, 1837; d. May 12, 1840, Springwater, N. Y. 
4656.+Benjamin Sweeten, b. Oct. 4, 1838; m. Salinda Harris. 

4657. Esther Ann Sweeten, b. Aug. 27, 1840; d. Sept. 6, 1841, Springwater, 

N. Y. 
4658.4-Imos Sweeten, b. Mar. 22, 1842; m. Cornelia Thornell. 

1978 CHLOE" SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. May 6, 
1814, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 14, 1889, Coe, Mich. ; m. June 4, 1833, 
David Goldsmith, b. July 28, 1808 ; d. Apr., 1888, Coe, Mich. 

They had ten children, all except Ferdinand, Isadora and Ran- 
som, born in Sweden, N. Y. 

4659. Augustus Lefoys Goldsmith, b. June 2, 1834; d. in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
4660.4-Ferdinand C. Goldsmith, b. June 8, 1836, Greenwood, N. Y.; d. Mar. 19, 

1896; m. Inez Brickley. 
4661. 4- William S. Goldsmith, b. Jan. 10, 1839; m. Cornelia Veroman. 
4662. 4- Julia E. Goldsmith, b. Sept. 13, 1841; m. David Vorman. 

4663. + Hannah Isabella Goldsmith, b. Jan. 10, 1844; m. George Meekham. 

4664. Mary A. Goldsmith, b. May 4, 1846. 



424 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

4665. Willard H. Goldsmith, b. Sept. 16, 1848; d. Mar. 22, 1877 in California. 

4666.+Eebecca A. Goldsmith, b. Dec. 14, 1850; m. James Aucampaugh. 

4667. Isadora I. Goldsmith, b. Feb. 5, 1855, Summit, Mich.; d. Oct. 8, 1860, 

Summit, Mich. 
466S.+Ransom F. Goldsmith, b. Oct. 11, 1858, Summit, Mich; m. Mary Hutt. 

1979. RACHEL^ SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. 
Apr. 1, 1816, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 12, 1854, Springwaler, N. T. ; 
m. Oct. 15, 1836, John F. Smith, b. June 16, 1808, N. Y. C. ; d. Feb. 
20, 1880, Seottsburg, N. Y. 

They had six children, all except Stephen born in Springwater, 
N. Y. 

4669. Stephens Smith, b. June 11, 1838, Phelps, N. Y.; d. Dec. 19, 1863, 

Sparta, N. T. 

4670. Catherine Smith, b. May 11, 1840; d. June 30, 1908. 

4671. Julia Smith, b. Mar. 30, 1842. 

4672.+Celinda Smith, b. Aug. 19, 1844; m. William Henry. 

4673.+ Andrew Jackson Smith, b. Aug. 28, 1849; d. Oct. 30, 1908; m. Sarah 

Lawrence. 
4674. Martin Van Buren Smith, b. Feb. 27, 1852 ; d. Feb. 1, 1853, Springwater, 

N. T. 

1980. THOMAS 3 J SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. 
July 3, 1818, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. Sybil A. Stedman, b. May 12, 1823 ; 
d. Apr. 24, 1908, Ossian, N. Y. Mr. Sanford served in the Civil 
War. Res., Nunda, N. Y. 

They had eleven children. 

467o.+Mary,s b. Oct. 20, 1845; m. James Smith. 

4676. Arnold G., b. Mar. 15, 1847, Springwater, N. Y. ; d. June 12, 1872, 

Ossian, N. Y. 
4677. -(-Edward P., b. Nov. 24, 1848; m. Agnes Nickerson. 
4678.+Laura S., b. Dec. 19, 1850; d. July 17, 1887; m. Levi White. 

4679. + Selah Thomas, b. July 9, 1853; d. Dec. 22, 1896; m. Ida Bennett. 

4680. Harrison B., b. Jan. 12, 1857, Conesus, N. Y. ; unm. Pes., Traverse 

City, Mich. 

4681. Rebecca J., b. Nov. 29, 1858,' Nunda, N. Y.; d. Feb. 11, 1861, Ossian, 

N. Y. 
4682.+Israel C, b. May 13, 1861; m. Emily Edmunds. 
4683.+Elisaph L., b. Apr. 2, 1864; m. Elizabeth Voakes. 

4684. Rachel E., b. Jan. 29, 1868, Ossian, N. Y.; m. Soton Eugene Sanford 

{see 4695) . Res., Ayr, Mich. 

4685. + Elcanah H., b. Feb. 15, 1870; m. Lucy Holmes. 

1981. IMOS HURD^ SANFORD {same descent as 1974) b. 
Feb. 25, 1820, Dryden, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 27, 1905, Alanson, Mich.; 



EIGHTH GENERATION 425 

m. Dec. 14, 1843, Letitia, dau. of :\Iahlon Mitchell, b May 10, 1826, 
Sparta, N. T. Res. Alanson, Mich. 

They had twelve children, all born in Springwater, N. Y. 

4686. + ELiza Anns, b. Dec. 2, 1844; m. Horace Barber. 
4687.+Mardzrum Mitchell, b. June 22, 1846; m. Diana Green. 

4688. Theodore Nelson, b. Dec. 21, 1848; d. 1854, Springwater, N. T. 

4689. + FrankUn Wallace, b. Feb. 6, 1851; d. Aug. 5, 1902; m. Ella Matoon. 

4690. Leroy Valores, b. Apr. 30, 1853 ; unm. ; res. Alanson, Mich. The 

greater part of the data as to the descendants of Elisaph Sanford, 
Sr., was very kindly furnished by Mr. Leroy Sanford, who took 
especial interest in the- work, spending considerable time in gathering 
the same, and for all of which the author feels grateful. 

4691. Eichard Cresan, b. Sept. 6, 1854. 

4692.4-Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1857; m. Peter Burdick. 

4693.+Emma Philena, b. Feb. 25, 1859; d. Nov. 21, 1895; m. George Buckner. 

4694.+Ida Matilda, b. Jan. I4, 1861; m. George Hurst. 

4695. + Soton Eugene, b. Apr. 7, 1862; m. Rachel Sanford. 

4696.+Hattie Ellis, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. Coleman Van Horn. 

4697.+William Alonzo, b. Aug. 19, 1868; m. Mary Noble. 

1982. ELISAPH^ SANFORD, JR. {seme descent as 1974) b. 
Feb. 24, 1823, Dryden, N. Y. ; m. 1846, Ruth, dau. of Benjamin 
Carpenter, b. Aug. 3, 1821, Springwater, N. Y. ; d. July 5, 1865, 
Conesus, N. Y. Res., Prattsburg, N. Y. 

They had nine children, the first four all born in Springwater, 
N. Y., and the last five in Conesus, N. Y. 

4698.+Lucindas, b. May 5, 1847; m. E. Rice. 
4699.+Lyman, b. Sept. 1, 1848; m. Viola Graves. 

4700. AngeUa, b. July 2, 1850; d. Aug. 7, 1874, GloversviUe, N. Y. 

4701. Ellen, b. July 31, 1852; d. Nov. 7, 1888, Plattsburg, N. Y.; m. 1878, 

Mervin, son of Luther Foster ; no children. 

4702. Seth, b. Oct. 20, 1854; m. Ida, dau. of Asahel Strong; no children. 

4703. Bertha, b. Dec. 5, 1856; d. July 1, 1863, Conesus, N. Y. 
4704.+Dimis, b. Mar. 28, 1859; m. Stuart Dillenbeck. 

4705. Coratilda, b. Aug. 24, 1861; d. Jan. .5, 1862, Conesus, N. Y. 

4706. Lydia, b. Sept. 14, 1864; d. Apr. 25, 1865, Conesus, N. Y. 

1991. STEPHEN' SANFORD {Enos 838, Enos 322, Zacha- 
riah 107, Samuel 23, Thomas 5, Thamas 1) b. Oct. 2, 1796, Paris, 
N. Y. ; d. Nov. 20, 1884, Batavia, N. Y. ; m. Emma Russell, b. in 
Palmyra, N. Y. ; d. Nov., 1880, Fairport, N. Y. 

Mr. Sanford served in the War of 1812. 

They had one child. 

4707.+George Russells, b. Mar. 3, 1824; m. Mayy Barnum. 



426 THE THOMAS SANFOKD FAMILY 

1992. SAJVrUEL ENOS^ SANFORD {same descent as 1991) 
b. Dec. 30, 1798 ; d. June 27, 1868 ; m. Dorcas Alderman. 
They had six children, all born in Vienna, 0. 

4708.+Lorenda E.s, b. Apr. 3, 1821; d. Aug. 29, 1905; m. John "Williams. 
4709. Elmer A., b.. Oct. 16, 1822; d. Apr. 12, 1887; served in Civil War. 
4710.+Erastus M., b. Nov. 23, 1825; d. Mar. 4, 1905; m. (1) Emily Woodford; 
m. (2) BeUe Atkinson. 

4711. Leroj Warren, b. Nov. 25, 1830; m. Mary Wagner; no children. He 

went to CaUfomia in 1846. Walked across Isthmus of Panama. 

4712. Lorena M., b. Oct. 21, 1837; d. Mar. 30, 1841. 
4713.+Noble Festis, b. Jan. 18, 1843; m. Ostia Leete. 

1994. TRUMAN C.^ SANFORD {same descent as 1991) b. 
Dec. 1, 1802 ; d. Mar. 4, 1870 ; m. Sept. 8, 1825, Jane Sampson, b. 
Mar. 12, 1806 ; d. Dec. 17, 1887. 

They had five children. 

4714. Nancy E.s, b. June 19, 1828; d. June 22, 1894; m. Osborn; no 

children. 
4715.+Eliza Jane, b. Nov. 14, 1830; m. Alexander Hunter. 
4716.+Martha A., b. May 12, 1834; m. Thomas Porter. 

4717. + Rebecca A., b. Apr. 30, 1838; m. Marshall Long. 

4718. Truman S., b. June 10, 1848; d Oct. 17, 1900. 

1995. GEORGE WASHINGTON^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 1991) b. Feb. 6, 1805, Paris, N. Y. ; d Aug. 24, 1882, Fairport, 
N. Y. ; m. 1835, Elizabeth Hopkins, d. 1882. Mr. Sanford was a 
God-fearing, consistent, Christian man. He consecrated much of 
his time and property to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which 
he became a member in early life. After his marriage he moved to 
Ohio, where he lived for fifteen years, removing to Fairport, N.Y., 
where the remainder of his life was spent. 

They had three children. 

Two died young. 

4719. Helen', unm.; res. Fairport, N. T. 

2003. WILIAM^ SANFORD {same descent as 1991) b. 
Sept. 7, 1830'; m. Jan. 18, 1855, Mary Johnson. Res., Franklin, Pa. 
They had four children. 

4720.+CharIes', b. Oct. 5, 1856; m. Mary Jones. 
4721.+ John T., b. Apr. 12, 1858; m. Lizzie Eoberta. 
4722. Truman, b. Mar. 17, 1866. 
4723. -(-Courtney S., b. .June 14, 1869; m. Mary Roenigk. 









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LEROV \'ELURAS SANFORD 
No- 4690 



EIGHTH GENERATION 427 



2008. CARSON EJ SANFORD {same descent as 1991) b. 
Apr. 11, 1844; m. Sarah J. JohBSon, b. Apr. 11, 1844, Franklin, Fa. 
Res., Franklin, Pa. 

They had seven children. 

4724. Augustus S.s, b. Sept. 6, 1866. A boiler maker in Pittsburg, Pa. 

4725. Melvin, b. Oct. 1868; d. June 27, 1905. 

4726. Leonard. 

4727. NoweU J., b. Nov. 22, 1871. A boiler maker in Franklin, Pa. 

4728. William L., b. Mar. 1, 1873. 

4729. Anna, b. July 1, 1877. 

4730. Willis D., b. Apr. 22, 1833. A boiler maker in Colorado. 

2028. BETSEY^ SANFORD {Titus 859, William 362, Wil- 
liam 118,' Thomas 27, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. 1797, New Haven, 
Ct. ; d. in Carbondale, Pa. ; m. Solomon Russ, of New Haven, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

4731. + George Russs, b. in New Haven, Ct.; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. 

Sarah Crowell. 
4732.4-William Russ, m. Sarah Larkin. 

4733. Isaac Russ, held a large practice as dentist in Carbondale, Pa. 

4734. Elizabeth Russ. 

4735. Daniel Russ. 

4736. Sarah Russ. 

4737. Caroline Russ. 

2030. ELIAS' SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. in New 
Haven, Ct. ; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J. ; m. Deborah Russ, in New 
Haven, Ct. 

They had two children, born in New Haven, Ct. 

4738.+ Jane E.s, b. Oct. 12, 1831; d. July 25, 1881; m. Peter Van Pelt. 

4739. Andrew, d. Perth Amboy, N. J., ag. 18 years. 

2032. MARIA^SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. in New 
Haven, Ct. ; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. George Redfield, her 
brother-in-law. 

They had one child. 

4740. Marias Redfield, d. in Perth Amboy, N. J., ag. 22 years. 

2033 HARRIET^ SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. in 
New Haven, Ct. ; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J. ; m. Phineas Spencer in 
New Haven, Ct. 

Thev had four children. 



428 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

4741. Mary Spencer, m. John Werks, of Long Island, N. T. 

4742. John Spencer, m. Abbie . 

4743. George Spencer, d. ag. 18 years. 

4744. Emma Jane Spencer, m. William FothergiU. 

2034. ELAM" SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. Aug. 31, 
1815, New Haven, Ct. ; d. July 21, 1881, Perth Amboy, N. J.; m. 
Oct. 2i, 1834, Jerusha Larkin, granddaughter of Dr. Joshua Larkin, 
b. Feb. 14, 1820, New Haven, Ct. ; d. March 15, 1910. Mr. Sanford 
went to Perth Amboy when a lad. He was Deputy Collector of the 
Port of Perth Amboy under Pres. Millard Fillmore ; Postmaster 
from Apr. 1, 1869, until his death. 

They had six children, all born in Perth Amboy, N. J. 

4745. 4- Jane Annas, b. July 10, 1836; m. Harry Overington. 
4746.+Elam MOea, b. Sept. 24, 1838; m. Elizabeth Gregory. 
4747. Medora, b. Mar. 24, 1842; m. Feb. 29, 1892, Louis Lorenzo Todd, of 

N. Y. City; b. Jan. 30, 1837, Cold Brook, Mass.; no children. Mrs. 

Todd has furnished the record for her branch of the Sanford family. 

Ees. Ocean Grove, N. J. 
4748. 4- Augusta Melinda, b. May 15, 1844; m. Capt. Charles Crowell. 
4749.+Edward Sweezey, b. Dec. 20, 1846; m. Mary Kingsley. 

4750. Henry McKjiight, b. Oct. 2, 1852; d. Nov. 11, 1852. 

2035. HULDAH^ SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. 1817, 
New Haven, Ct. ; d. in Perth Amboy, N. J. ; m. David Morehouse at 
Perth Amboy, N. J. 

They had four children, all bom in Perth Amboy, N. J . 

4751. Elijahs Morehouse. 

4752. Albert Morehouse. 

4753. + Huldah Morehouse, d. July 3, 1900; m. William Reagan. 

4754. David Morehouse. 

2036. JANE^ SANFORD {same descent as 2028) b. July, 
1819, New Haven, Ct. ; d. in Perth Amboy, " N. J. ; m. John 
La Forge, of Staten Island, N. Y. 

Tney had one child. 

4755. George Henrys La Forge, b. in Perth Amboy, N. J.; d. in South 

Amboy, N. J., ag. 21 years. 

2041. GILES' COOPER {Asa 866, Caleb 368, Desire 129, 
John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Mar. 10, 1804, Derby, Cx. ; d. May 
29, 1857, Taunton, Mass.; m. Mar. 10, 1828, Lorinda, dau. of 
Edward and Eunice (Sanford) Fowler, of Milrord, Ct., b. May 29, 




ELAM SANFORD 
No. 2034 



EIGHTH GENERATION 429 

3806, Milford, Ct. ; d. Dec. 11, 1888, New Haven, Ct. {See No. 69 in 
Andrew Sanford family for Eunice Sanford Fowler's lineage.) 
They had three children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

4756. Elizabeths Cooper, b. Jan. 13, 1831; d. Mar. 7, 1841, New Haven, Ct. 
4757. 4- Frederick Giles Cooper, b. June 22, 1833; m. Charlotte Gregory. 

4758. Henry Sanford Cooper, b. Nov. 15, 1838 ; d. July 19, 1908, New Haven, 

Ct. ; unm. 

2043. BETSEY" COOPER (same descent as 2041) b. Oct. 
21, 1805 ; d. May 29, 1887, Waterbury. Ct. ; m. Mar. 11, 1827, Elizur 
E., son of David Prichard, Jr., of Waterbury, Ct. 

They had five children. 

4759. Elizabeth A.s Pritchard, b. Feb. 24, 1828; d. Dec. 27, 1854. 

4760. Sarah J. Pritchard, b. Jan. 11, 1830; unm. 

4761. Son, b. Feb. 22, 1834; d. Feb. 26, 1834. 

4762. Catherine A. Pritchard, b. Sept. 15, 1836; unm. 

4763. Florence C. Pritchard, b. Apr. 3, 1843; d. Dec. 25, 1899; unm. 

2044. HANNAH^ COOPER [same descent as 2041) d. in 
Derby, Ct. ; m. Jeremiah Andrews. 

They had three children. 

4764. Adelaide^ Andrevcs. 

4765. Hannah Andrews. 

4766. George Andrews. 

2047 MARY ANN' LEETE (Lucretia 871, Eliada 373, John 
130, John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 5, 1810, North Haven, 
Ct. ; d. Mar. 5, 1874, North Haven, Ct. ; m. Henry Bradley, b. Apr. 
28, 1804, North Haven, Ct. ; d. Feb. 26, 1896, New Haven, Ct. 

They had four children, all born in North Haven, Ct. 

4767. Betsey Anns Bradley, b. 1830; d. 1832, No. Haven, Ct. 

4768. + Henry E. Bradley, b. May 16, 1833; m. Sarah Henry. 

4769. Ann B. Bradley, b. Apr. 8, 1837; m. June 6, 1867, Nelson Hine; no 

children; res. New Haven, Ct. 
4770.+Fred C. Bradley, b. July 11, 1845; m. NelKe Marks. 

2048. LUCRETIA' LEETE {same descent as 2047) b. Sept. 
6, 1812, North Haven, Ct. : d. Mar. 19, 1870, West Haven, Ct. ; m. 
1830, William Peck. 

They had ten children. 

4771.+George Lymans Peck, b. Sept. 30, 1832; d. Feb. 3, 1908; m. Fannie 
Fosdic. 



430 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

4772.+ William Augustus Peck, b. Sept. 9, 1834; d. July 3, 1898; m. Emma 

Chase. 
4773.+Eliza Jane Peck, b. Aug. 1, 1836; d. 1890; m. Joseph Andrews. 
4774.+Caroline Dorcas Peck, b. Sept. 2, 1838; m. George Anderson. 

4775. Eherman Simmons Peck, b. Dec. 14, 1840; d. 1861. 

4776. Nancy Ann Peck, b. Oct. 23, 1843. 

4777.+ James Harvey peck, b. Dec. 8, 1845; m. Henrietta Thompson. 

4778. Henry Peck, b. June, 1847; d. June, 1847. 

4779. Emma Lucretia Peck, b. Nov. 24, 1849. 

4780. Clara Augusta Marion Peck, b. Sept. 27, 1853; d. July, 1879. 

2049. ELIZA A." LEETE {same descent as 2047) b. Feb. 18, 
1815, North Haven, Ct. ; d. May 30, 1881, Wallingford, Ct. ; m. (1) 
Lucius Dudley; m. (2) Fore; m. (3) Street Jones, of Wal- 
lingford, Ct. 

She had one child by first marriage. 

4781. Florillas Dudley, m. Godfrey. 

2050. HARVEY BIDKAR^ LEETE {same descent as 2047) 
b. Aug. 2, 1817. North Haven, Ct. ; d. Sept. 11, 1888, North Haven, 
Ct. ; m. 1() Oct. 7, 1849, Cynthia, dau. of Allen and Amanda (Post) 
Clark, b. July 22, 1833, Essex, Ct. ; d. Oct. 10, 1871, Orange, Ct. ; 
m. (2) May 13, 187-i, Mary E., dau. of Hanford and Harriet 
(Andrews) Isbell, b. Sept. 6, 1839, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. Dec. 21, 1903, 
North Haven, Ct. 

They had seven children. 

4782. OIlie A.s Leete, b. July 27, 1850, New Haven, Ct. ; d. Mar. 11, 1881, 

Willington, Ct. ; m. Oct. 20, 1871, John .J. Hemmeler; no children. 

4783. George Leete, b. Oct. 3, 1852, New Haven, Ct; d. June 21, 1870, Orange, 

Ct. 

4784. Cynthia M. Leete, b. Apr. 10, 1858, New Haven, Ct. ; unm. ; res. No. 

Haven, Ct. 

4785. Harvey Bidkar Leete, Jr., b. June 16, 1859, New Haven, Ct. ; m. (1) 

Nellie Dimock; m. (2) Nov. 10, 1908, Mary C, dau. of Clement and 
Mary (deFassion) Cornelis, b. Nev. 17, 1884, Wolcott, Ct. ; no 
children; res No. Haven, Ct. 
4786.+'William P. Leete, b. Dec. 18, 1864; m. Mary Grout. 

4787. + George H. Leete, b. Apr. 21, 1875; m. Annie Becroft. 

4788. Harriet L. Leete, b. Feb. 15, 1878, Westville, Ct. ; unm.; res. North 

Haven, Ct. 

2053. MARY AN CELINE^ SANFORD {Perit 873, Eliada 
■ 373, John 130, John 32, Thomas 5, Thoma.s 1) b. Apr. 22, 1818 t^. 
Oct. 10, 1898, Boston, Mass.; m (1) May 14, 1840, George G. Mun- 
son; m. (2) Jan. 5, 1842, Elam W. Hale. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 431 



Siie had one child by second marriage. 
4789. Katherines Hale, b. Jan. 4, 1843; d. Jan. 4, 1858. 

2054. ELIZA A.' SANFORD {same descent as 2053) b. Nov. 
15, 1826, North Haven, Ct. ; m. Feb. 17, 1848, Levi G. Silliman. 

They had two children. 

4790.+Julius Sanfords Silliman, b. Apr. 3, 1860; d. Jan. 1883. 

4791. Julia Silliman, d. young. 

2055. LUCY A.'' SANFORD {same descent as 2053) b. 
Nov. 15, 1826, North Haven, Ct. ; d. Mar. 17, 1907, New Haven, Ct. ; 
m. Oct. 6, 1846. Lyman E. Munson. Mr. Munson was United States 
Judge of Montana, appointed by Abraham Lincoln. 

They had three children. 

4792. Marthas Munson, b. May 12, 1850, North Haven, Ct.; unm.; res. New 

Haven, Ct. 
4793.+Mary K. Munson, b. Dec. 8, 1856; m. Prof. T. H. Russell. 
4794.+Edward Lyman Munson, b. Dec. 27, 1868; m. Marta Schneelock. 

2056. WHITING STILLMON^ SANFORD {Eliadxi 874, 
FAiada 373, John 130, John 32, Thmnas 5, Thomas 1) b. Apr. 15, 
1822, North Haven, Ct. ; d. Sept. 28, 1907, Ottawa. Can Buried 
in North Haven, Ct. ; m. Dec. 5, 1849, Frances L Brown, b. in New 
Haven, Ct. 

Tbey had three children, all born in New Haven, Ct. 

4795. Arthur Browns, b. Sept. 8, 1850; d. in California. 

4796. Helen Abbot, b. Oct. 13, 1857; unm.; res. N. Y. City. 
4797.+Horace Monroe, b. Oct. 13, 1860; m. Harriet "Embler". 

2057. NANCY ELIZABETH' SANFORD {same descent as 
2056) b. Aug. 29, 1824, North Haven, Ct. ; m. Nov. 29, 1844, Dr. 
George A. Moody, b. 1821 ; d. Nov. 23, 1877, North Haven, Ct. Res- 
Pequabuck, Ct. 

They had five children, all bom in Plainville, Ct. 

4798 Henry A.s Moody, b. Oct. 31, 1847; unm.; res., Pequabuck, Ct. 

4799. George Sanford Moody, b. Dec. 20, 1851; d. Apr. 21, 1854, Plainville, 

Ct. 

4800. William Collins Moody, b. Mar. 13, 1853 ; d. Aug. 1, 1861, Plainville, 

Ct. 
4801.+Charle3 Whiting Moody, b. May 13, 1857; m. Came Barnes. 
4802 +Elizabeth Sanford Moody, b. June 3, 1865; m. George Scott. 



432 THE THOMAS SANFOED FAMILY 

2058. DR. CHARLES EDWIN^ SANFORD {same descent 
as 2056) b. May 31, 1830, North Haven, Ct. ; m. Nov. 8, 1855, Anna 
Neal, b. Sept. 14, 1836, Bridgeport, Ct. 

Dr. Sanford early attended district school in North Haven, 
with his sister as caretaker, which, he frankly admits, she has been 
to him through life. Later he attended the high school of Rev. 
"Armin" Linsley and, still later, began preparation for college 
under a private tutor. His eyes giving him some trouble he gave 
his time from the age of 14 to 19 to commercial life in New Haven ; 
there he spent a year in school with H. D. Smith, when he taught 
for a year. In 1849, he began the study of medicine with his 
brother-in-law Dr. S. A. Moody at Plainville Center. In 1853, he 
was graduated from the medical department of Yale College, when 
he entered into practice with Dr. Moody. 

In 1857, becoming interested in Homeopathy, he gavp the next 
two years to a study and practical demonstration of its teachings, 
when he embraced its tenets and in 1859 removed to Bridgeport, 
where he has since been in active practice. It is his pride that 
among his clientele as a physician he has numbered many of the 
most prominent families, men and women of the city. During all 
his years of practice he has had and now holds the confidence of the 
people of the city, not only in his ability as a physician, but as a 
good neighbor, wise counselor, upright and public-spirited citizen 
in whom trust can be implicitly reposed. His practice absorbing 
his time he never sought office or engaged in politics. However, in 
1883. he was nominated by Mayor Pyle as a member of the board of 
health, and though loath to accept, finally did, entering with zeal 
into the discharge of his duties, and bringing about several impor- 
tant reforms in the sanitary condition and methods of the city. He 
was elected chairman of the Board at its first meeting, which posi- 
tion he held during his term of office. 

He has been three times president of the State Homeopathic 
Society, and the last time honored by its presidency when a grand 
dinner was given on the fiftieth anniversary of the Society at Hart- 
ford. He has also been twice president of the Bridgeport Homeopa- 
thic Society and also a member of the American Homeopathic 
Society. 

In addition to his practice he has found time to write many 
papers and addresses of a medical and secular character, as also 
some short poems of real merit. As a writer he is clear and thought- 
ful showing a well stored mind. 




DR. CHARLES E. SAXFORD 
No. 2058 



EIGHTH GENERATION 433 

He joined the Congregational Church of North Haven at the 
age of 13 and the South Congregational Church of Bridgeport in 
1859, of which he has held the position of deacon for two terms. 
He joined the Masons at Harmony Lodge at New Britain, when 26, 
but has not kept up lodge work. He is a charter member of the 
Seaside Club. He is also, and has ever been, an earnest supporter 
of the Y. M. C. A. and the Boys' Club. 

Dr. Sanford is an earnest, sincere, Christian gentleman, ever 
throwing his influence for the right and good in all the worthy, 
benevolent activities of his church, city and state. 

He attributes much of what good there is in him &nd that he 
has been able to do to the wise teaching. Christian spirit and influ- 
ence of his mother. At the age of 78 he is hale and hearty, sur- 
passing many men at the age of fifty. Only recently he travelled 
400 miles to visit the editor of this work. 

They had four children. 

4803. + George H.s, b. Apr. 13, 1857; m. Minnie Taylor. 
4804.+ Julia B., b. Aug. 7, 1861; m. C. M. Calhoun. 

4805. Grace, b. July 22, 1870; d. young. 

4806. Frederick, b. Aug. 4, 1874; d. young. 

2059. MARY^ SANFORD {Whiting 87 '^, Eliada 373, John 
130, John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) m. James Milligan, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

They had one child. 

4807. John8 Milligan. 

2062. CORNELIA^ STREET {Randall 885, Mabel 375, John 
130, John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 9, .^805, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. ; d. Oct. 16, 1872 ; m. Aug. 25, 1828, WiUiam Gayer, son of 
Capt. Samuel and Ida (Bicker) Dayton, b. in N. Y. C. He was 
Inspector for Fire Insurance Companies and also Master of various 
vessels. 

They had four children. 

4808. Mary Elizabeths Dayton, b. June 9, 1829; d. Oct. 1850; m. Mar. 4, 

1850, Charles A. Crackbone. 
4809. -f Cornelia Livingston Dayton, b. Apr. 14, 1832; d. Apr. 27, 1867; m. 

Elijah Rosencrantz. 
4810.4-Ida Dayton, b. Sept. 14, 1838; m. Prof. WOliam Peck. 
4811. + Jane Reid Dayton, b. June 14, 1846; d. Mar. 14, 1871; m. Frederick 

Kidder. 

(2S) 



434 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY 

2C63. WILLIAM INGRAHAM^ STREET {same descent as 
2062) b. May 11, 1807, Poughkeepsie, N. T. ; d. Oct 23, 1863 ; m. 
Apr. 18, 1842, Susan Watts, dau. of Robert and Ann (Livingston) 
Kearney of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 
20, 1893, N. Y, C. Buried at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

They had three children. 

4812.+William Augustus' Street, b. June 26, 1843; m. Lucy Morgan. 
4813.4-Anna Livingston Eeade Street, b. May 18, 1846; m. Hon. Levi Morton. 
4814. Robert Kearney Street, b. Aug. 1850; d. Mar. 1851. 

2064. ALFRED BILLINGS^ STREET {same descent as 
2062) b. Dec. 18, 1810, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; d. June 2, 1881; m. 
Nov. 3, 1841, Elizabeth Weed. Mr. Street studied law with his 
father and commenced practice at Monticello, N. Y. In 1839, he 
moved to Albany, N. Y, and was for many years State Librarian. 
He contributed largely, both in prose and verse, to periodicals. In 
1842, he published in verse "The Burning of Schenectady and 
Other Poems," in 1844, "Drawings and Tintings," in 1846, "Fugi- 
tive Poems" and in 1849, "Frontenac. " His prose works were 
"The Council of Revision of the State of New York," 1859, 
"Woods and Waters, or the Saranac and the Racket," 1860, 
"Digest of Taxation in the United States," 1803, and the "Indian 
Pass," 1869. Mr. Street was the Class Orator, Yale, 1851. 

They had one child. 

4815.4-Alfred Weeds Street, b. Feb. 15, 1844; m. Delia "Koems". 

2069. SARAH^ STREET {same descent as 2062) b. Dee. 21, 
1819, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 10, 1844, Benjamin C. Barroll. 
Mr. Barroll was a lawyer in Baltimore, Md. 

They had nine children all born in Baltimore, Md. 

4816. Julian Streets Barroll, b. Aug. 12, 1845; m. Minnie Covasaie; no 

children. 
4817.+Benjamia Crockett Barroll, b. July 3, 1847; m. Emelie Lee. 

4818. Mary Barroll, d. young. 

4819. Sarah Dorsey Barroll, d. young. 

4820. Mary Barroll, b. May 3, 1853. 

4821.+Cornelia Street Barroll, b. Feb. 5, 1856; d. Feb. 18, 1885; m. Nathaniel 

Thayer. 
4822. Alfred Street Barroll, b. Nov. 23, 1857. ■ . • 

4823.+Maud Livingston Barroll, b. Feb. 9, 1860; m. Joel Ransom. 
4824. Thomas Danellan Barroll, b. Oct. 21, 1862; res. Boston, Mass. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 435 



2071. FANNY MARIA^ SANFORD {Linus 889, Moses 382, 
Moses 133, John 32, Thomas 5, Thomas 1) b. July 11, jSll, Brid- 
port, Vt; d. May 3, 1890; m. Sept. 13, 1832, Lyman' Langdon, b. 
Sept. 13, 1809, Canton, N. Y. ; d. Au?. 20, 1900, Canton, N. Y. 

They had ten children, the last six all born in Defiance, 0. 

4825. Mary Elizas Langdon, b. June 7, 1835; d. Sept. 17, 1837. 

4826. Henry Augustus Langdon, b. Apr. 4, 1837; d. July 18, 1838. 

4827. Lyman Adelbert Langdon, b. Sept. 2, 1839; d. Jan. 27, 1842. 

4828. Helen Delilah Langdon, b. Sept. 23, 1842; d. June 13, 1849. 

4829. Lucia Langdon, b. June 7, 1845; m. (1) Jan. 30, 1894, Ezra Leonard; 

m. (2) Charles Herzer; no children; res. Dodge City, Kan. 

4830. + Addie Langdon, b. June 6, 1848; m. John Bridenbaugh. 

4831. + Emma Langdon, b. Oct. 1, 1850; m. John Sheffield. 
4832.+Almyra Langdon, b. Mar. 2, 1853; m. Orin Sisco. 
4833.+Graee Langdon, b. .June 20, 1855; m. Jacob Reid. 
4834. Peter Linus Langdon, b. Dec. 12, 1857; d. Jan. 4, 1858. 

2073. SENACA ALONZO^ SANFORD {same descent as 
2071) b. June 9, 1816, Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Oct. 21, 1893, Chicago, 
111.; m. (1) Aug. 4, 1841, Harriet Cecelia, dau. of William Boyden, 
b. July 25, 1818, Canton, N. Y. ; d- Mar. 17, 1861, Stryker, 0. ; m. 
(2) Feb. 1, 1862, Mary, dau. of Edward McConeghy, b. June 21, 
1841, South Argyle, N. Y. Res. Stryker, 0. 

He had six children by first and one by second marriage. 

4835.+Jared Eugenes, b. Nov. 10